Unintentionally breaking glass IS lucky right?….

We were up, ready and rearing to go! A good 8 hours sleep – Check! Filling breakfast – Check! Lots of caffeine – Check! Scruffy clothes – Check We were fully prepared for the day ahead, or so we thought. We started off by removing a few more parts from Betsy, I worked on removing … Continue reading Unintentionally breaking glass IS lucky right?….

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!

Abersoch Again! The resuscitation of Betsy and that darn Weever Fish!

This particular weekend, it was Tom’s friends birthday so quite a large group of us all headed back down to Abersoch. However, we didn’t say in the same carpark as last time as there were so many of us and some of us were in tents. Instead, we stayed just a little bit further up … Continue reading Abersoch Again! The resuscitation of Betsy and that darn Weever Fish!

Wales – Abersoch (Hells Mouth- Pwllheli)

I was introduced to this gem by Tom. It's nice and simple to find, it's essentially the main car park at Hells Mouth beach. It's a square carpark and approximately a 5 minute walk down a straight sandy path from the carpark to the beach. As far as camp spots go, I do believe this one … Continue reading Wales – Abersoch (Hells Mouth- Pwllheli)

Lake District – Coniston

My first sleepover in Betsy was at Coniston. I had been up there walking the weekend before with a friend and noticed a cute little hideaway at the side of the road. There was a bit of a run down out building set aside from the road and a little cave and waterfall - It … Continue reading Lake District – Coniston

Meet the Vans – Betsy

Betsy is my 1972 pink Type 2 bay window VW and we love her to bits! Read more about her here!

Who are we?

Hello and welcome to Little Vanventures blog. Now, you're probably wondering who we are and why we decided to start a blog, so here goes... We are Tom and Emilie, we live in North West Lancashire and we absolutely LOVE exploring! At the moment, this is not something we are doing full time, so this … Continue reading Who are we?