Does Your Campervan ‘Talk’ to You?

OK, I know that sounds a bit weird but I’m not talking about the van actually saying good morning to you when you wake up (although that would be just brilliant),  I mean communication in subtle ways. Because I swear that our van ‘Big Red’ is telling us what he wants and what he doesn’t want as we continue to convert it. Let me explain…

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QUEST FOR A NEW CAMPERVAN: Good Progress at the New Forest DIY Van Converters Meetup

Yay, good news at last! We made some really good progress on converting our Vivaro campervan,  ‘Big Red’, at a DIY campervan converters meetup in the New Forest in March. We had been feeling stuck for a while but, with the help of the Dorset/Hampshire/Sussex Self-Build Get Together Facebook group, we were able to get some of the more scary things done like, putting a solar vent in the roof and cutting a hole in the side of the van for the hook-up panel. And the great thing is that this has now given us the confidence to try more of the DIY work ourselves and we can see how to do some of the trickier parts as we have our ‘converters eye’ switched on now.

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CAMPERVAN RECIPES: A Taste of Spain

When I worked and lived on a charter yacht in Barcelona harbour many years ago, I fell in love with everything Spanish, including the cuisine. So when I got the chance to do a ‘Taste of Spain’ cookery course at Vaughan’s Cookery School, I jumped at the chance and hoped that there would be some ideas I could adapt for campervan recipes. There was –  the flavours are a bit different but very tasty…

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The Winning Recipe from my Campervan Cooking Competition

Hi Everyone,

Here is the winning recipe from my campervan recipe competition – it’s Bannock Bread.

I have to admit I hadn’t heard of it before but, apparently, Bannock is a simple, flat loaf of bread that can be cooked in a pan and bakes up with a texture similar to a scone or biscuit, with a fluffy center that is slightly crumbly. It is wonderful for breakfast spread with some jam or served with a main meal alongside your stew or main dish.

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