Hello and welcome
We’re Simon, Lydia, Una, Kamper Kath and we are The Weekend Warriors
We originally come from rural mid Wales and very much consider ourselves to be Welsh. However we currently hail from Bristol, and have done since finishing university in 2015 and moving here for work.
Work currently sees Simon working as a software engineer and Lydia working in Probate. Una adds nothing to the employment bank except muddy pawprints and consistent demands for attention and walks.
We love Bristol as a city, and as it turns out, it’s a great jumping off point for exploring the rest of the UK. We have easy access west to Wales or Devon and Cornwall, south to Dorset, the New Forest or the South Downs, alternatively we can head east to the central belt of England or as far as Norfolk or we can head north to the Peaks, the Lakes, Yorkshire or keep going all the way up to Scotland!
Kamper Kath is our first ever campervan, she’s a 2005 Fiat Adria and has a lot of not so fun qwirks, but she hasn’t failed us yet and we love her to bits.
We didn’t go down the self build route for our first van incase we hated it, and we were also just far too impatient to get a van and get out on the road. Perhaps down the line we might consider doing a self build but for now, Kath is safe in her employment with us.
Weekend vanlife brings with it its own set of roles; planner, navigator, chef and driver. We split the workload pretty evenly – Simon drives and Lydia does just about everything else.
So Go Far, Go Close, Go Often, Go Explore!