When I was younger me and my mum spent many evenings after school, and weekend day trips doing the same thing. Dreaming. For as long as I can remember, and probably for as long as my mum can remember, Mum has dreamed of owning a motor home. We used to go to motor home shows and showrooms dreaming of the trips we could take in our own van. Caravan holidays were lovely, but how great would it be to travel around in our very own mini home on wheels.
Well it’s been a long time coming, but I’m so happy so say that we have a new family member, and mum has her dream! A beautiful motor home has joined us for adventures!

Meet Lexie!

We’ve already been on a couple of very small day trip adventures to test things out, and Mum and Dad (and G) have explored slightly further afield for a weekend or two. But we are so excited to really explore in the summer. We’re going to be heading to find some sun, good food, and wine…well for everyone else. Watch out France, the Herniman House is going on tour ;)

Smiling on the drive to take her home!

Now some of you may have missed the news, but those close to me certainly haven’t missed my ever expanding bump. Actually you don’t have to be close to see it, I’m only 17 weeks but I’m pretty sure I can be seen from neighbouring counties! so as well as the usual holiday must have lists I’m looking out for what can help me be as comfy and happy as possible, but at the same time not add to much bulk or weight to the things we’ll already need. I’ll be 7 months when we go so I imagine I’ll be visible from space by then.

I think he approves…

We’ve already got a new airbed, as we’ll be camping alongside the motor home, its fantastic! A triple layer, all singing and dancing one. After a brief trial run in the living room I can’t wait to test it out properly, it’s so comfy!

Certainly going to need better summer shoes

Apart from the mattress though I’ve not looked into what else might be useful. Has anyone else taken camping/caravanning trips when pregnant? Or long driving trips? What items did you find you couldn’t live without, and what was a waste? Or generally what are your essentials for a camping/caravanning trip?

Mrs H xxx