Hi, we are Andy and Anne and we have recently made some changes in our life (we are now both self-employed) so we can take longer holidays in our campervan with Finn our dog. We have had various vans for over 10 years and have had great holidays both in the UK and Europe with our old Border Collie  Merlot, but our breaks have always been the traditional two weeks. After avidly following lots of the travel blogs of other couples having adventures in their vans we decided to follow suit. We discussed how long to go for, should it be a year, six months? What about an income, our house, the chickens, family & friends? In the end we decided that actually we would like to keep things ‘ticking’ over at home so actually six weeks felt like a good length of time to be away. So it was decided, extended trip number one with the new puppy (he will be 8 months old when we leave) will be Norway for six weeks.

As we are planning on doing this trip on a budget, plus visiting a country that is, I keep reading a ‘little expensive’ (especially alcohol) we are planning on cooking in the van more than we probably would on a regular holiday. we have four gas rings in the van and a microwave, which I do not think will get much use as we are not likely to have mains electric that often. Therefore I am going to need to be creative so we can eat well on hob meals only. I will blog the meals that we create while we are on our travels and put the recipes on this site.