Sunday, 28 February 2010


As anyone who knows me well  knows that Joe and I are caravanners and have been for the past 21 years - how the years mount up!!!.  Prior to that we camped before the children were born and bought a trailer tent when Samantha was 2 and Matt was 4.  But we were fortunate enough to be able to buy our first caravan when our children were small in 1990.

We have had so many happy family holidays in our caravan up and down the country.  When Joe’s dad was widowed  in 1989 he used to join us at Sutton on Sea for a week in the summer to join in the fun although he used to stay in a chalet up until he died in April 1995. 

When my mum became a widow in November 1994 she used to join us too although she stayed in various B & B’s.  We were fortunate enough to go away for 3 weeks at a time in those days and mum would stay for the same time.  In her 80th year when the children no longer came with us she stayed with us in our caravan and had fantastic time. We stayed on the Caravan club site at Sutton on Sea as it has superb disabled facilities . 

Such happy family memories I have.  Which inspired me to make this card for a fellow caravanner’s  birthday.

We used to on occasions go away with Pete and Maureen  for short breaks over Easter or May BH but alas we’ve not been away with them in a while. So was made for  Pete’s recent birthday.


This stamp was Jolly Nation one and I have to say caravan stamps are hard to come by, but Little Claire does one of a caravan and a motor home.   I have a friend who goes away in a camper van called Jane & at least 2 people from Dabblers that caravan.


I love making this card so I hope my Pete loved it too.



jimlynn said...

Lesley, this is darling! I even clicked on it to enlarge it. Just a very, very lovely card. It sounds like you have so many happy memories of your trips. I know they are fun.

Jackie said...

Morning Lesley, I love your card and I am sure Pete will too.
I'm off to Twycross Zoo today :o)
Jackie xx

Sarpreet said...

so beautiful - is it possible to switch of word verification?

chris said...

hi there lesley.
found your wonderful blog you have done alot of very beautiful work,love the caravan card its brill.
your family look great,there are some very special pictures of them.
thanks for yesterday, you ladies were all so much fun and very friendly.
hugs chris xx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

So cute! love the image! We used to have a lovely rusty old vw camper van, now we just have a tent! LOL!

Sarah said...

lovely card Lesley, glad I found your blog. take care sarah xx

Chicken lover said...

Happy caravanning/motorhoming and camping! Have booked a weekend away later this month so will be taking the thermals lol! love the cards