Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Camping at Wo Wo

WOW! We went camping at a lovely place called Wo Wo near uckfield, East Sussex. 

The loading began.....until disaster struck; the coastal officer came along and said I'm locking the bollards! We said please don't and as it turns out he is a nice man so he said OK I'll leave one unlocked for you so you can go CAMPING we said YEAH! 

Jago, Wilf and Ed hardly able to contain their excitement drawing up plans for exactly who is sleeping where...
We parked Matilda up and got on down to bashing in tent pegs with the Paisley's 
Toasting marshmallows mmm! A magic moment. (One enjoyed best in ones under ware, it was just too hot by the fire Jago found...) 
Camper van game number one, mini who's who. Yes! Well done that's Ed. 

Friends came to visit us Ed and Betty were traveling to somewhere I think it was Hastings! 
Claire and Jonquil battling with provisions...
Now where did they say the composting toilets were? 
The beginning of an idyllic walk to a local hostelry it ended in a thunderstorm but it was worth it!
Wilf, Cherry and Eli. 
Eli's cricket, can you see it? 
Then the rains came...and we got under the ark. 
It's the way I tell 'em Rog, now here's a good one just wait till I've remembered were 3 men at the pearly gates...and so a great time was had by all, the boys were muddy and unwashed for 4 days and nights, Matilda is definitely water proof and marshmallows are good toasted on a BBQ as well as a fire. Oh and by the way , Never put the salad dressing bottle in the camper fridge and drive....

Monday, 8 July 2013

A birthday treat in the mist....

Recently a friend and I took Matilda up to Beachy Head to cook up lunch, kick back and relax. We started with a coffee at the Towner Gallery and then drove up into the mist as it whirled around the cliffs. We parked up and admired the view, all 50m of it! But after we had got cooking it cleared and we had a fine view as far as the edge of the cliff. 

Halloumi on crushed peas with mint and lemon, (from the camper van cook book )  slow roast tomatoes and puy lentils (from my head and my kitchen ) washed down with apple juice sparkling water and mint. Followed by fresh strawberries and local farmers market chocolate brownies. 

Where did the time go? As soon as we had eaten it was time to wash up, fold down the pop top and floor it back to Bexhill in time to grab sick jago in pyjamas and wizz off for school pick up (a bit late to be honest but the school are lovely) I'm not yet used to just how much time all this malarky takes....but I'm getting there slowly. 

Sunday, 30 June 2013

sizzling sausages!

Matilda threw off her overcoat and soaked up the long awaited sun, today she took us up to the Cuckoo trail at Horam, we scooted and walked for 2 miles.
feeling a bit peckish we motored over to Arlington reservoir for some sausages cooked up in the van, mmm!

Ed was sous chef and chopped red peppers

We gobbled down hot dogs, carrots, peppers and chocolate fingers with jam tarts on the side. then had a game of Quiditch with our nimbus 1000 broomsticks found in the trees ...meanwhile Jim attempted to wash up the dishes using one pan of water after spending several hours trying to get the water pump working on the sink! 
Matilda will be in the garage this week getting her new look rear seat belts which will be a relief to Jim and Felicity who are tired of trying to separate boys doing a rugby scrum in the back whilst travelling. Tie 'em down that's what we say! 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Brewing up at Bewl Water

Today Matilda's top popped, her gas fired up and she brewed us a nice cuppa at Bewl Water.

Jago, Wilf and Ed were camper crewe causing untold havoc and frustration to parents trying to familiarise themselves with Matilda's internal workings 
now where's the hob...I'm sure its in here somewhere...

The three truscoteers.

mission accomplished. 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Introducing Matilda the 1973 VW camper  
 She lives in Bexhill, East Sussex

Matilda goes to East Dean to pick up a 20th anniversary take away from Thai Terre 

 Jim makes a mental note to come back as the pub looks pretty good, while Izzy is wishing she'd brought her sketch books!

our destination is Burling Gap with a great view of the Seven Sisters for sunset.

where to next? watch this hire Matilda contact us!