Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Dreaming of the open road

One of my dreams is to own a VW camper van one day. I spend a good deal of time on family camping trips trying to unobtrusively edge closer to the beautiful busses on the campsite, peering inside at each individual setup. I've never been particularly interested in interior design but the thought of getting creative with such a space is quite exciting.




(interior images from

The bus is freedom, it's sunshine whatever the actual weather, it's individual and DIY, it's summer holidays that stretch on forever.

Ink and watercolour by ~steventudor on deviantART.

Digital artwork by *joke-art on deviantART.

My family are well aware of this slight obsession and whilst an actual vehicle is still out of reach I'm building up quite the collection of gifts referencing it… joining the calendar, mug, tshirt and piggy bank are this birthday card and gift from my boyfriend's mum. Awesome or what?

Photo on 2011-01-05 at 12.22

Photo on 2011-01-05 at 12.21
(I just realised you can't really see the top of this.. it's a purse/pouch thingy.)

For now I am simply looking through Campers in Cornwall and plotting summer 2012, when I will be 25 and therefore old enough to hire Sherbie for a week or two and see how well my dream and I suit each other…


  1. Your camper van obsession is quite charming. When did it start for you? Here's hoping you can take Sherbie for a ride soon! One of my neighbours owns one and in summer they dress it up which is so cute. They also took someone to a wedding in it. Very cool!

  2. Errrm...late teens probably. We saw them a lot on camping trips and I just loved the look. Quite amusing because at the time I was also desperately struggling with driving lessons (I passed my test less than a year ago) and insisting that I'd just cycle everywhere!