Caravan Of Love

So yeah, I had a caravan. Doesn’t sound very rock’n’roll does it? But really there were rock’n’roll reasons for ownership (well, rock’n’roll meets parenting reasons really!). Back in my band days summers were spent playing at a lot of festivals, and while I could sometimes manage to persuade willing volunteers to babysit for me while I went and had fun, there were plenty of times the kids came too.

As a girl I always wanted one of these, as an adult I had a similar full size one!

As a girl I always wanted one of these, as an adult I had a similar full size one!

 

A couple of trips in a dome tent, with a toddler, in the rain, led to the decision to get a caravan. And it was ace. Dry, warm, proper beds, cup of tea in the morning – home from home. And not only was it great for festivals, it was also useful all year round. We kept it on our drive at home, and in lieu of a spare room it acted as guest accommodation. We just hooked it up to our electricity and visitors had a place of their own, rather than sleeping on the sofa.

Not only that but we used it as a recording studio. Many a home recording was completed in the caravan, and many an amp, drum kit and spare guitar was stored in it to give us more room in the house. Sadly a house move and no more driveway meant I had to bid farewell, but I would definitely consider getting one again! A caravan is an investment that will last you through many, many years of seaside holidays or festival trips, as long as you look after it. Here are some tips on how to prepare your caravan for winter.

 

The Caravan Company final infographic

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Happy Camping!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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28 Comments

  1. February 2, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Caravans are SO rock & roll! Don’t let anyone tell you different. We have a motorhome and do loads of festivals in it but I’m lucky to have a mechanic for a husband. If I didn’t have the van I would most certainly have a little caravan to hook up to my car. Why would you want to sleep on the drafty floor when you can have a proper bed and a bacon buttie in the morning without leaving your bed! They are so awesome for kids too. So many happy memories.
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  2. February 2, 2015 / 11:37 am

    I LOVE caravans. I grew up in a caravanning family and it meant that I explored so much of the UK with my family and we had the best holidays ever.
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  3. February 2, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I’m not sure I’m brave enough to tow a caravan but I’d love a little campervan that the smaller children and I could just jump in and go on an adventure 🙂
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  4. February 2, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    I’ve only ever stayed in a static caravan – but actually love the idea of a touring one! I

  5. February 2, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Am I allowed to say I really dislike caravans!? 😀 xxx

  6. February 2, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    I would love a caravan! It would be great to be able to get away whenever we wanted. My Grandma and Grandad used to have one and my sister and I would spend all of our school holidays in there playing with our barbies – great memories!
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  7. February 2, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Touring the country with your band and using a caravan as a recording studio – that is very rock’n’roll! I use to do PR for tennis tournaments and I knew one female player who travelled from tournament to tournament with her caravan.
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  8. February 2, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Ah im super jealous! For some reason I have always wanted to own my own little caravan that I can decorate in my own little quirky way and have weekends away with the kids at the drop of a hat.!
    Jess
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  9. February 2, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I always wanted the Sindy caravan as well but ended yp with a Barbie one! That said the thought of staying in a caravan scares me to death, too cramped and claustrophobic is my fear x
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  10. February 2, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    I’d love a touring caravan but our friends had one on their drive that caught fire and the fire spread to their house. They lost everything and I stopped wanting a caravan! I might get a sindy one off e-bay though 🙂
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  11. February 3, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    wow, who knew having a caravan was so involved. That’s a great infographice

  12. February 4, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Have you seen our caravan? If you have you won’t say a caravan isn’t rock n roll! I love our campy for exactly the same reasons you say- dry, warm bed and kitchen handy.

    The infographics is really useful. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. February 5, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    I will never own my own caravan!! Why? I cannot stand being stuck behind them on the roads
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  14. February 24, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    I want a caravan!!! I actually want a camper van, as my friend had one in our uni days, and we had so many amazing camping trips in it. Using a caravan as a spare room is a fantastic idea, as is using it as a recording studio – that is SO rock n’ roll!
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