Me and five boys in a camper van πŸ™ˆ

My idyllic idea of a perfect, fun, happy family holiday in a camper van came crashing down last night.

This is the morning face of a woman on the edge πŸ˜‚


Seriously. The first day was brilliant, we found a secluded no exit road, right on the beach, with home made rope swings, crabs, shells and The Sea.. We had a sandwiches and skittles picnic and watched the sun go down.. it was gorgeous.

Then it was bedtime. Dear Lord 😝

Ten o’clock came and went (as did my bottle of wine) and the kids were still giggling and squabbling over who was sleeping with who. This shortly turned to fighting over who had which bed, and the final straw came when someone got punched. I am not built with much patience, and its a good job we were freedom camping with no neighbours as my shouting may have woken a few campers if there had been any nearby πŸ™ˆ

Sid ended up in bed with Mark, Tom and Joe were in the high bunk, FredΒ  had a bed to himself, and I was on the floor in a filthy protest. It didn’t last long. I got in bed with Mark and Sid after hearing a few noises outside πŸ˜‚

I did wake up a few times to the dulcetΒ  sound of snoring and farting, but that’s the price you pay for cohabiting with 5 boys πŸ˜†

Also Sid had a nightmare, Fred got up 3 times, and I heard a couple of mozzies flapping around my ears. I remember why I love hotels. Anyway. We’ve established how rough I feel, just cross your fingers that tonight goes a little smoother 😁

The days drive was brilliant, we passed a great cafe:Β  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


And Big Bertha is just brilliant. If anyone is thinking of hiring a camper in NZ- coastalcampers is the place to go, the van is awesome, and the owners are fab (and don’t mind daft questions within the first 2 hours) πŸ˜…

So we got up and drove to Hahei Beach- it’s beautiful! It rained pretty much all day today but we don’t care. The first one to get bowled over by a wave was Sid πŸ˜‚


We’ve found a campsite and we’ve done our first ‘dump station’ drop off πŸ™Š

I’ve bought a bottle of Gin. Tonight WILL be better. We will sleep. This is my mantra 😊

P.s. I bought Wi-Fi too πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

Night all πŸ˜™





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