Disney Day!

We had our quiet and peaceful night in Malham, it was now time to turn it around and head off out for Disney on Ice in Leeds and mix things up a little. Personally, I think it was a well balanced weekend! When it came to finding a camp spot, we had a quick look … Continue reading Disney Day!

Harry and Hermoine definitely got a helicopter lift up here….

I’m aware we’ve been a little bit quiet recently at Little Vanventures but its only because we’ve been busy having so much fun and now it’s time to report to you what mischief we have gotten ourselves into these past few weekends, starting with Malham Cove and Leeds. Tom bought me tickets for Disney on … Continue reading Harry and Hermoine definitely got a helicopter lift up here….

You want me to strip an engine?

Were back tracking a bit here as we need to catch up. Time flies when you're having fun! This is the progress of operation #Betsysfacelift We spent the weekend stripping down the engine and cleaning up as many parts as possible. Its not that the engine particularly needs a lot of work doing on it, … Continue reading You want me to strip an engine?

You slept by Lidl?

Yep, we certainly did and I can justify every single reason why too. We have received the odd few comments asking where we stayed in Fort William on Friday night, to which numerous people have said ‘You went to Fort William and the only place you could find to stay was the carpark by Lidl? … Continue reading You slept by Lidl?

The Yellow One VS The Beast from The East!

That’s right, The Yellow One is going to go on a mission to get from Preston to Fort William. Why I hear you ask? Because the driver is a fearless adrenaline junkie. That’s why. Most of the country has had days of snow and now we are battling ferocious winds as the Beast from the … Continue reading The Yellow One VS The Beast from The East!

Who you gonna call?

Rust Busters! That’s right – myself and big Tom are now fully fledged ‘Rust Busters’ We spent Saturday afternoon in the garage (Yes, because were soft and it was freezing outside!) doing some serious rust bustin! This kinda thing takes serious skill. Serious skill in the form of a lot of patience because there’s hours … Continue reading Who you gonna call?

Dubfreeze Day!

The first VW show of the season had arrived! And boy, didn’t we know it, we were stood in a long queue of people waiting to get their VW fix! We probably arrived at the wrong time in fairness as we had to queue a good 20 mins to get through the gates! There were … Continue reading Dubfreeze Day!

Workin’ 9-5, what a way to make a livin’

Being retired is a fantastic thing. Well, so Tom thought until operation #Betsysfacelift started again last weekend! He thought his retirement would be spent walking the dog in the lakes, writing more Tommy Two Notes songs and occasionally doing odd jobs around the house when instructed numerous times by Sue. He always knew that at … Continue reading Workin’ 9-5, what a way to make a livin’

Introducing the New and Improved Little Vanventures Team! #Operationbetsysfacelift

Hi All, Over the next few months, the Little Vanventures team will be expanding to help fulfil operation ‘Betsys Facelift’. The team will now consist of: Tom – Emilies Dad and Betsys first restorer (project leader) Emilie – Will do as I’m told (Whilst posting progress to social media) Tom – Will also do as … Continue reading Introducing the New and Improved Little Vanventures Team! #Operationbetsysfacelift

Betsy is finally getting a facelift!

For anyone who hasn't met Betsy, she's our beautifully pink 1970s Volkswagen Bay Window. You can learn all about Betsy here. Betsy is starting to look very tired and sun damaged in her old age so we thought it was about time we spruced her up a little and gave her some serious TLC! Betsys … Continue reading Betsy is finally getting a facelift!