I am not a hippy. I’m not a crusty. I’m not a gypsy. I work for a living. I pay my taxes and I am a responsible citizen. I believe in recycling. I do not litter. But I want a simple life and so with my husband I’m moving into a van. Maybe we will hate it. Or maybe this is the beginning of a new life.

In search of another life

"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..."

Jack Kerouac

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

We Have Downsized

We did it. We bought a much smaller van that will be easier to drive and will fit in more spaces. It was sad to say goodbye to our lovely big van but our new one feels like home already. I have spent the past few days painting inside and making curtains, while Reg is focussing on cleaning up the outside. She needs a bit of work, but at £600 we got a real bargain.

Having looked inside a lot of vans and trucks I can say I’d like a bigger vehicle some time, but as we are only planning on living in her for another couple of months before we leave the country I’m happy to go small. Not only does it mean I can drive the van, but that we can nip about town without too much hassle. And being a couple, we know that if we can live in a space that is just twice as big as a double bed, we really can live anywhere.


  1. did you sell the merc? ray

  2. Yes dear, it's gone. Are you about this weekend? X

  3. am free on saturday... working sun x