Author Archives: Gill Hook

Hand cleaner on the go

Here’s a nifty idea for whenever you’re next out country walking or camping. We’re all familiar with those hand sanitiser gels you can get in most supermarkets, but Aquaint is … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farting carrots and other misheard lyrics

I don’t know about you, but we like a little music when we’re out and about in Woody, whether it’s on the radio or from our own collection. I also … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Winner of the new camper van book by Martin Dorey

He’s twice taught us how to produce amazing meals from our little VW camper van cookers, taken us on the road with him via the tellybox and now Martin Dorey … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bunting to light up your camp

I love a bit of bunting – I’ve even been known to make my own! So when we were offered some Light Up Bunting to try, how could we say … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Giant tin man to stride across Cornwall

If you’re heading for Cornwall this summer, you may be startled at the sight of a giant tin man striding the length of the landscape. Part man, part puppet, Man … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gift idea for VW fan

As we’re approaching that Christmas time of year, here’s a gift idea for VW fans – this ceramic Herbert planter can use to grow herbs as it has drainage holes underneath … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scares and repairs

Our T4 camper, Woody, has a leaky radiator at the moment so Mr Camperfun has applied a tried-and-trusted liquid leak repair product until we have the time (and money) to … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who drives your camper van?

A new survey claims that men prefer to do the driving, with 89% saying they plan to be at the wheel during day trips – but only 32% of women … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

A good site for a VW show?

A survey* this week that claims 90% of people say camping holidays are the least enjoyable. Well, they’re clearly not doing it right. We’ve spent the last two weekends camping … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Portable speakers on test

We loved these portable speakers from Music Angel – not only do they look good and come in nine metallic colours but they sound good enough to get Mr Camperfun’s approval, … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let’s celebrate all that’s good about camping!

Following hot on the heels of the Bank Holiday weekend and all the exciting camping possibilities that brings, is National Camping and Caravanning Week (27 May to 2 June, handily … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Things to see and do this Bank Holiday

There are a number of VW shows on over the Bank Holiday weekend, including Run To The Sun in Newquay, which is bowing out after 27 years; Plymouth Volksfest and … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do kids really need a guide on having fun outdoors?

The National Trust recently updated its 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 list, which aims to encourage children outdoors. It now includes stargazing, rock climbing and horse riding … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Handmade Glamping book

What do you get if you combine camping and crafting? Well, for a start, this lovely book, Handmade Glamping, by Charlotte Liddle and Lucy Hopping (CICO Books, £14.99) with photos … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 2013 VW festival season is here…

Summer still seems a long time coming, so this selection of videos from last year’s VW festivals will get you in the mood for this year’s shows still to come. So … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

Pull on your boots for walking festival

You’ve still time to join in the Crickhowell Walking Festival in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, which ends on Sunday (10 March). The festival features guided walks that are … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tent designs to really make you stand out!

If you’re looking for a ‘pup’ tent to pitch up alongside your campervan, forget those boring old green/blue/brown tents you see in most camping stores and cast your eye over … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Camping wishlist for summer 2013

It may be cold outside, but the great thing about February is that we’ve the whole year of VW shows, festivals, meets and just plain old camping to look forward … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

What price a summer of VW campervan fun?

  Our to-do list of 2011 VW campervan trips, shows and camping dates is shaping up nicely, but there have already been comments on Twitter about the high cost of some VW … Continue reading

March 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Smokin’ hot VW campervans and the Oswestry Bus-Types show

How we nearly didn’t make it to the Bus-Types VW campervan show in Oswestry, Shropshire

May 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Counting down to Bus Types show in Oswestry, Shropshire

Counting down the days until the Bus Types show in Oswestry

April 8, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dreaming of barbeque weather

Summery blue bucket barbeque is perfect for camping

March 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Meal stops with good views

Places with good views to stop and have a meal while in your vw campervan

March 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

DemonDubs’ birthday beach bash

A beach gathering of VWs to celebrate a club’s birthday

March 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

VW campervan shows in UK and Europe

A link to a website listing VW shows for campervans and other in Europe and the UK

February 18, 2010 · 1 Comment



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