Saturday, 7 April 2012

So how did we get here?

We've come a long way baby!

It's hard to know where to start on a blog like this.  Whilst we'd love to start with a post about the first amazing place we encounter on our campervan tour of Europe, it feels so wrong to not at least acknowledge all the hard work and effort that got us to this point.  We aren't rich by any stretch and getting the money together has been a hard slog.  Chris has been working pub jobs and lugging around stage equipment for bands at Rock City whilst Ali has been working as an Online Marketing Analyst.  We've been living on a shoe string for over a year, spending only £125 a month each on a crazily cheap flat and making do wherever possible.

The oddest thing about our plan to drive a camper around Europe is that neither of us could drive!  We hit the lessons hard and both passed first time (thankfully!)  Having never owned cars, never mind campers, we had to do a lot of research to find the right one, hopefully we have!  We've done a fair few modifications on the van which will be documented separately.  We've had to learn about leisure batteries, solar panels, campervan security, insurance, breakdown cover and all sorts of other things!  It's been a huge amount of effort but we're sure it will pay off in the end.  The van goes in for an MOT on Tuesday and then *fingers crossed* we'll be able to book our ferry over to France and hit the road!

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