On saturday I went to a VW show near where I live. We went to the same one last year which was so much fun, and this year we got to showcase our beautiful new campervan, Guinevere. She's a green bay with poppies and a green and while polka dot theme, and yes, we do refer to her as a she. I spent so so long on the poppy transfers and we're very pleased with how they came out.
I bought two bracelets, one with two dolphins and a green beaded one my boyfriend bought for me, as well as this hat. I've been looking for a hat like it for a while now, and though I am signing myself as hippy chick of the year nominee wearing it, I thought it was too cute not to get.
They always have some of the most amazing cars in the Show & Shine competition and just around generally. From comic book themed dashboard and roof, a doodle bug, grass as flooring or 70's throwback there's literally everything. I imagine doing up and decorating old campervans is one of the most fulfilling hobbies ever, granted a very expensive hobby, but I suppose if you've got the skills you could be able to do it all on the cheap. The outcome of people's hard work always looks phenomenal, and so personal.
Some vans you really felt like you could live in, and what a lovely way to live it would be once you got used to the close quarters. My boyfriend's brother and his girlfriend are considering staying in one until she graduates so they don't have to pay extortionate amounts on rent, which sounds practical and adorable. Maybe one day we'll enter Guinevere in the Show & Shine, it looks like a lot of fun.
I think I could easily embrace the campervan lifestyle. People sell their art or merchandise out the back of them. Might not make you a millionaire but it must be such a great chilled out way to live, and for someone like me who's not exactly laid-back, seeing the appeal is easy.
Hope you're all enjoying the nice weather in England, let's see how long that lasts. Have a great day all!