I was scheduled to do a presentation for my work to a forum in Newcastle on a Monday so decided to make a holiday out of it and take Little Lucy on her first trip. After Justin practiced reversing and parking for a few minutes, we headed off on the Saturday morning in his old … More First outing with Lucy at Stockton Beach, Newcastle
Little Lucy is in the repair shop. Justin was tinkering around underneath and wanted to replace the brake pads. Well, it went downhill from there. Once the body of the van was lifted off the chassis, a thorough investigation was done. The result was, not only do the brake pads need to be replaced, but … More Where’s Lucy? Bring my baby home.
We took her out for the first time, and she told us what she would like her name to be. It was Lucy, short for Lucille, because I like Lucille Ball in the Long Long Trailer so much. At 53 years of age, she feels like a friend I haven’t seen in ages. She’s needed … More Lucy it is then
I had enormous fun on the weekend decorating my new 1962 Sunliner Caravan. It reminded me of when my sister Donna and I were little, we played a game called ‘houses’. We would each take a room of the house – usually the lounge room or one of the bedrooms – and pretend it was … More Playing ‘house’
She’s a little beauty. Needs a bit of work, my husband says, “but I’ve got lots of plans for her”. Buying her was not without its challenges. My husband is prone to ask me sensible questions like, “Where are we going to store it?”, “We don’t have a car that will pull it!” Of course, … More She’s mine
I’ve been cyber stalking people with vintage caravans for a few years. I’m not the type to have hobbies or obsessions, but something about vintage caravans brings out the passion in me for nostalgia, the good old days and harking back to an era in time that was slower than today, without the bulk of … More Wanted: dreams to come true
I was born in 1960 and grew up in the little known suburb of Grays Point, Sydney, Australia. Situated on the Port Hacking River, surrounded by rugged bushland and sparsely populated, it was the perfect place for Max and Julie to raise their six rambunctious children. In the early days, holidays for us involved dad … More Where my love affair with vintage caravans began