Category Archives: Lifestyle

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – London, Woolacombe & leaving the UK

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Bonjour! … Merci… Oui, oui baguette?! That is the full extent of my French, I’m ashamed to say. But I thought I should try considering I’m writing this from our first European country in the van! That’s right, we’ve braved the borders and we’re on the continent! Let me fill you in on the week […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – Hurst Spit & Piglets Day Out

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Wow, another week has flown by! People have been asking how long we’ve been in the van now … my immediate response is ‘’oh, about a month’’ … but given that we’re on blog number 8, I guess it’s closer to 2…! We’ve been enjoying the beauty of the South coast this week. I know […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – From the Lake District to the South Coast

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Hello again from me, who is still pretty clean! What has my life come to that I’m introducing myself like that? But yes, another beautiful week has been had. The weather continues to be beautiful. We’re now pretty much as far away from Scotland as possible, on the South coast, and really, we seem to […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventures – Isle of Skye, Whiskey & Dolphins!

Isle of Skye, Whiskey & Dolphins

Hello from Scotland’s cleanest bookkeeper! This has been a week of finding showers, albeit in some unexpected places – but if you can’t be too sure when the next one will be, you take every opportunity! I’ve had 3(!) warm showers this week, which my hair has been very grateful for. The lochs are beautiful […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventures – Sunny Scotland

Ellie's travel adventure - sunny Scotland

Guys. It hasn’t rained. Every day I’m waiting to hear the pitter patter on this van roof, but nothing. I can’t believe it. We’ve been in Scotland getting on for 2 weeks and we’ve had not a drop! I’m certain that even in the rain this place is beautiful, but my goodness, with the sun […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – From Wales to Scotland

Ellie's travels - wales to scotland

Hello once again from the van, after what I have to say has been a really lovely week, so thank you, UK! We have spanned Wales, England & Scotland this week, and reminded ourselves what our beautiful country has to offer, which is easy to forget in the day-to-day grind, especially depending on where we’ve […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – Wedding Party & Wales

Wales & wedding party

Hello! I’m checking in from the Brecon Beacons this week, enjoying listening to my husband trying to wrap his head around the Welsh road signs. (He’s complaining that the language makes no sense .. but then I reminded him that he’s Polish, and that we feel very much the same about his language!) Anyways, we’re […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – Week 1

Week 1 - Mam Tor

Well; it’s been a whole week since we drove out of our driveway in Colchester for the last time and headed out to a life on wheels. I’d love to say it’s been a week of action-packed adventure, but, as it is when you’re significantly ‘down-sizing’, there was quite a lot that needed taking to […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – And we’re off!

Ellie's Travel Adventure - and we're off!

Hi! I’m coming at you from somewhere on the A1 heading north – trying to distract myself as I’d love to visit a service station right now…! So, what is this, this isn’t the usual kind of topic for our blogs? Well, today my husband and I have set off on a bit of an […]

Buying a home & getting a mortgage as a business owner

Buying a home & getting a mortgage as a business owner

Reaching your goal of buying a new home, possibly your dream home, or a holiday home is a fantastic achievement, and one you should totally be celebrating and enjoying.  However we also know it can be one of the most stressful events in your lifetime (although many of us move more than once, so it […]