A life less complicated

Having reached a crossroads in my life I am choosing to step off the treadmill that is my busy life and take time out to travel. ¬†On October 5th 2017 I set off with my Springer Poppy in our motorhome (subsequently swapped for a caravan) ‘freedombird’ initially to explore the remote beauty of the UK coastline and then – well let’s see……

Finding Freedombird

Some serious research and information gathering went into choosing the right motorhome (a caravan was discounted quite early on as not being an easy solution for a lone traveller – as indeed was the iconic VW campervan for sadly, but simply just not being big enough to live in)!

A short list of requirements drawn up:

  • New or nearly new
  • Fixed bed
  • Full washroom with shower
  • An oven (not specifically for cooking – as those who know me will know that a microwave will pretty much suffice – but for baking fimo clay)
  • 6 metre length and not too fat to travel down narrow country lanes

Then a trip to the Wadebridge Caravan & Motorhome Show, followed by trip to Alan Kerr of Paignton and a deal was done. Freedombird is a new Swift Rio 340 which has an amazing opening tailgate to let the outside in, rear lounge with a drop down bed and a front dinette for me to get creative – perfect – all in 6.4m and only 2.2m wide.

Thanks to Tom from Alan Kerr of Paignton for his patience!

Now roll on October 5th when the adventure begins.