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Campervanning around Spain with two kids, a surfboard and a caterpillar

A Spanish seƱora, as bronze as she is old, as rotund as she is wrinkly, wearing nothing but the very clothes she was born in raises her ams in the air and claps, everything jiggling. This was not the start … Continue reading

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Flea Markets in Secondhand Split

Ah, yeah. I know what you’re thinking- I needed to find the Flea Market in Split, Croatia, like I needed a punch in the face. We’ve sold a house full of stuff, pared down to just a few belongings for … Continue reading

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Croatia’s National Parks: Bears, waterfalls and figs

We were soaked to the bone, mother, baby and toddler standing on the corner with an outstretched arm and hopeful thumb. Fortunately the first car responded and picked up this little hitchhiking trio of drowned rats. We had been caught … Continue reading

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The forest Kindergarten: Autonomy, wilderness and sharp knives

There is a flash of movement in the pine tree above my head; a young lad has climbed high up one of the dark, wizened trees the Black Forest is famous for. All around me are little pockets of children- … Continue reading

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Intentional Nonpurpose (we are rubbish at it)

We had been at our very first campsite for an hour or so. Ramona was busy filling her bag with the bare necessities- a balloon, a shoe, a tiny hippo. She looked up and, with her bag in hand, hand … Continue reading

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Our European Bombaround- Roadtrips, robberies and risks

We had just begun one of our many family roadtrips around Europe, it was our first night and we had, unusually for us as we are hardcore campers, bunkered down in a cheap motel with just our toothbrushes to see … Continue reading

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Jolly japes on our European Bombaround- Croatia bound

Sometime in the early nineties, on one of the many European adventures my parents took my sister and I on, we parked our campervan up late on a Parisian street. We rolled out the beds, fell to sleep immediately and … Continue reading

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