Thursday, 10 May 2012

Almost bursting!!

Good afternoon

There are so many other things I should be doing but sometimes you have something to tell and you just can't keep it to yourself and need to share it!!

Fingers crossed - if all goes smoothly at the weekend then this model & book will become a reality for the VV household. Yep MrVV is off on a very long drive almost out of the country to (hopefully) collect a home on wheels for us. We've been looking for a little while and had created a wish list and one has been found that is perfect - it just involves a long drive which MrVV is more than happy to do. My role? Over excitement and planning all the pretty things it will need to turn it into our own home on wheels :)

Its been quite a good week here - we've seen the sun a few times and there have been plenty of opportunities for photo taking;

The 1st birthday Molliemakes sitting on new frock fabric - I hope to be able to make this on Saturday. Am loving the new mag - I know some find it twee but I am still a happy subscriber :)

As you can see Instagram is still my current love (sorry to those Instagram friends seeing these pics yet again!!). The other morning I was glad I had my phone with me - I spotted a chance to recreate the current Ideal Home magazine calendar picture;

The original.

My version.

Right lastly - I don't think I ever cleared up a mystery - the record from this post. 

Many of you will never have heard of Blue Mercedes but the chap on the left is a 'boy' from our town with his 5 minutes of pop fame. A very 80's synth pop group who had a few hits and even appeared on Top of the Pops & Blue Peter. I know his Dad & Uncle really well so when I spotted this record in one of the charity shops for 50p I had to buy it for my vinyl collecting sister - she's done some more research and has even managed to find a YouTube video of these two strutting their stuff - here - have a look you never know you might even like it!!

Right - I'd best go and do some domestic stuff and trying not to get overexcited & burst!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


topchelseagirl said...

No please don't burst, it'd be very messy lol. But I can see why you're so excited, ooh I'd spend hours and hours planning how to do the interior. Don't forget to take some 'before' photos when you get it so we can see how you transform it.

Crafty Helen said...

I must confess the caravanning bug has never caught me, but I would quite happily have one just to pretty up!I can undertand your excitement, do let us see the pics (if you are not shaking with excitement and cannot hold the camera)! XX

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh my! I'm excited for you. Can't wait to see pics and looking forward to seeing how you'll pretty it up. xx

Lisa said...

A very exciting time to be sure1 Wish Mr VV a safe journey and I am very much looking forward to seeing your new home on wheels.
Lisa x

Twiggy said...

That is very exciting news,we all fancy a lovely VW camper or Bongo at Twiggy Towers. Big enough to hold ourbody boards and plenty of biscuits :)

Vix said...

Didn't Blue Mercedes do a song called I want To Dance Like Cyd Charrice? It rings a bell!
Very excited about your caravan, it bet it'll be the prettiest in blogland! x

lavender attic said...

Hi Vicki and thanks for your message on my blog about our joint caravan-glee! I keep popping out to have a cuppa and a read in it! I am off work tomorrow and have more caravan cushions planned!!
Hope it all goes well.
PS Mr VV - ignore the loooong train of cars behind you and drive safely!

Claire said...

cant wait to see your home on wheels, i am dreaming of a vintage caravan one day....a little sister to the big home on wheels..just need more space for all our vehicles!!

BadPenny said...

It's lovely to be excited about things and just sometimes we do get what we wish for - enjoy your lovely caravan x

Penny said...

Oh my giddy goodness,how you haven't burst yet ceases to amaze me! What a wonderful sense of anticipation it must be knowing that very soon you will have a little place of your own on wheels, I look forward to hearing how it goes and of course seeing what you choose to decorate it with. Sooo exciting :0) Penelope

Katie said...

wow wee! how exciting. Don't forget to show us your new caravan, with all your pretties inside. Love Katie x

Oooh Betty said...

You little luckster!
I would kill (really) for a camper van. I would quite happily live in one.
Can't wait to see the pics.
Emma (Oooh Betty) x

Linda said...

Can't wait to see your caravan and what you do to it - you lucky thing! Linda xxx

Magic Bean said...

How is Mr VV going to drive two vehicles back from the far away place....? Ax

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Oh my word! I remember them, and kinda wish I didn't LOL ;o)

How EXCITING!!!! You lucky, lucky lady you!! I'm really pleased for you, and also quite, quite jealous LOL :D
Oooo, you're gonna make that lil' ole' van sing my dear :o)
I can't wait to see the pictures and I so hope she's everything you want!

Have a fantastic weekend Vicki.
And yes, we will have to exchange pictures!

Love n big hugs,
Donna xx

P.s. How come you didn't join in the maypole and morris dancing then? :D

DearHelenHartman said...

My first visit to your blog - so cool! And best of luck with that caravan.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

well jel Vickie!
We VERY nearly bought a Camper last week...still hurts!
Really looking forward to seeing your photos. Hard to believe someone hasn't designed a retro looking new caravan yet - the new ones are so nasty compared to this beauty!
Happy days
fee x

My Handmadehappiness said...

OOOHHHHH i have a touch of the green eyed monster!! can't wait to see your new home on wheels! x

Tea at Weasel's said...

Oooh I'd LOVE to own my very own home on wheels... and adorn it with mounds of crochet cushions and patchwork blankets...and sip hot chocolate out of enamel mugs... oops my dream is getting carried away! lol. I can't wait to see yours... so exciting!!

Great photo's... especially the one with your fab bicycle!!! *swoon*

Louise xxx

Floss said...

Ooh, a caravan - how exciting! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. When I was at the breakdown garage (you know why!) I spotted the most adorable red, white and blue 2CV with a crocheted red, white and blue flowery cushion along the back window. I can imaging your caravan will be equally stylish!

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