Monday, April 12

Hey Ho for the Open Road

                                                                                                                                                              

Quite surprised but utterly charmed when I came home at lunchtime to find a gypsy caravan parked-up on the grass verge.


The owner explained that he and his young family spent at least 10 months each year living in the bow topped wagon.








The two horses were tethered on fresh grass each day and grazed happily.
Plenty of water was within easy reach.

Such a wonderfully romantic notion, travelling the countryside and living the gypsy life.













    The wagon had decorative painted detail at the back- it didn't feel polite to go nearer for close-up shots


I spent the afternoon feeling like Toad musing in the Wind and the Willows...A life on the open road, there's nothing like it...but came back down to earth when I switched on the computer and ran a hot bath...

15 comments:

Vintage from the Village said...

Aah how sweet- maybe for a day or two anyway.
What no blogging ?!?!
Sue x

winnibriggs said...

Wow, that van is gorgeous. Once saw a minature one for sale and wanted it for my daughters playhouse, but couldn't get it into our back garden. Such a shame. I'm like you though, the idea is great, the reality no so!!

The English Writer said...

That's like a dream isn't it? How wonderful. I'd have been fascinated too, I love the idea of free living (if it exists), though I doubt I could live without my laptop and hot water for long!!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh dream of dreams!
The attraction of a gypsy caravan has kept me daydreaming since I was a child. They are such beautiful modes of transport, and the slow plodding of the horses must be so lovely indeed!
I'm not surprised you were so taken by the caravan - a computer screen just doesn't compare, does it?
Have a happy week,
Denise x

jane and the happy crow said...

I can just imagine Toad, Ratty and Mole trundling along in that caravan, very romantic but I think 10 months without an inside toilet and a shower would be too much for me! Jane xx

Annie said...

How lovely, I would be itching to get a peek inside !
Ann x

Maisey's Attic said...

Wow what a lovely caravan - think I could quite happily give it all up for that - could do with a change!

Love your logo and shop design -

xxx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

The clip clop of the horses hooves and the open road idylic, but where would I keep all my clutter, I would be falling over everything....
Debbie

OhSoVintage said...

It all sounds so romantic but we would soon miss our luxuries, I'm sure. About 40 years ago a farm near where I lived hired several out for holidays and they were always well booked up.

Menopausal musing said...

Oh ...... my.......... WORD!!!! I think I would have HAD to have asked to take a peep...................... What a beautiful thing to have seen.......... :O)))))))

ted and bunny said...

I really REALLY wanted to look inside, but it seemed like prying rather than just being interested- especially with the camera in my hand!
Mind you, I think they're parked-up for a couple of weeks. . .

Menopausal musing said...

Okay, I distract them by talking about the horse, and you do the rest........... Only joking, of course, but having come back to your blog to have another look and having clicked on the photos, I cannot help but envy you .............. sigh...........

ilovemyhouse said...

This is such a great caravan. I showed your post to my youngest daughter Jil. Her dream is to travel around the world like this.She loved seeing that it can be done. Lovely post.xx

Kim said...

What a delightful sight! Living like a gypsy in a gypsy caravan..sounds like lyrics to a song. They probably have a song in their hearts that they are singing every morning when they wake up. I'd like to try living like this~just once.
Wanted to tell you what I love about your blog..first of all I was intrigued by the name Ted and Bunny and then when I saw the picture of the ladies taking the parcels to the post...I was hooked. I probably could really enjoy living in England~I'd like my English friend Suzanne whose birthday I wrote about on Feb 22 to take me there to get the feel of the real ways! Kim xxoo

Kim said...

Got to ask a question now. How do you get "Lovely to hear from you..." under your Post a Comment on your blog. I'd like to say something nice and inviting like that but can't figure out how to do it.

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