About Us

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We’re Pat & Fi (& Trigger!), we love campervanning and we want to share our passion with you!

Our campervanning journey only began about 5 years ago when, like many other people, modern life was starting to get on top of us.

Our work was leaching into our leisure time and weekends were being squeezed by emails and work deadlines. In short, our work/life balance was all wrong … then fate took a hand.

I stumbled across the promotional stand for a local company, Sweet Campers, that hires “classic” VW Campers and they invited me to enter a competition they were running, which I did and much to my surprise, won a weekend’s hire.

From the moment we climbed aboard “Olive” we were hooked. Everyone seems to love a VW campervan, they’re just, well, cool…

Our first campervan experience…

Our first adventure took us to the beautiful, unspoilt Northumberland coast. We played it safe and booked the Camping & Caravan Club site at Dunstan Hill as we wanted to ensure the facilities were all up to scratch. Our cares fell away almost immediately as we felt as though we were “off-grid”, but still had all the comfort and amenities we needed. We BBQ’d, walked to the pub, paddled in the sea and watched the sun go down with a glass of wine in our hands. From that first evening we were totally hooked on campervanning, but as we chugged back down the A1 we decided it needed to be combined with the modern, car-like driving experience that the new VW’s provide.

Harvey at the Three Rivers Campsite on the Norfolk Broads

Since that first trip we’ve become ardent campervanners. I’ve had a career in the brewing industry, so I love pubs, as does Fi.

Trigger’s more than happy to go along with us, especially if it involves a decent walk to get there. Van-life certainly keeps us all happy on that score.

The thing about being in a camper is that you really can please yourself. Want a change of scenery, then you can move on…Last year we had a “3-centre” holiday in North Norfolk and Suffolk – wild, marshy coastal scenery on one site, camping beside the Norfolk Broads on another (the fabulous Three Rivers Camping) and finally we camped near the traditional seaside town of Cromer on a Camping & Caravan Club site. It was all great, pretty much three different holidays in one ☺