The start of a love affair with Kermit the Frog – happy childhood memories indeed came after James bought our second volkswagen. A GREEN bay window camper van? Really? Are you sure? And we’re calling him Kermit, pour quoi?
I did have to question my other halves decision making process. Having spent many treasured moments in Virginia, our gorgeous red and white Split I was very dubious about this new edition to our campervan family. But oh how he has proved me wrong, I have just spent a fantastic few days in Kermit getting to know him and I can happily tell you that I have fallen head over heels with our new camper.
The ultimate in campervan experiences, Kermit takes me back to my childhood memories, such happy memories of playing house, he is one big Wendy House on wheels, with a functioning sink, two ring hob, fridge, pop up roof, rock and roll bed and even a little wardrobe to my excitment (as I am a little clothes obsessed), he keeps on surprising me with little cupboards here and there. I have to admit the best part about getting a new campervan is finding all the little nooks and crannies, working out what is going to live where, there is something magical about a little house on wheels and Kermit certainly provides this.
We kitted him out before setting off on our little adventure down the Landes coastline, with pots and pans, bedding, food, loo roll, wet wipes, surf boards, wet suits, chairs and table, barbeque and then we were off. Kermit really is a beauty to drive with a 2 litre engine, great steering, and an automatic gear box, he is a dream and handles the road so smoothly. We arrived at our destination in time for lunch, chilled beers, cheese and bread in the fridge, we parked up at a gorgeous spot overlooking the beach at Contis-Plage and set up for lunch, marvelling at the fact that you could easily fit five people around the table in the back for a meal. We were lovely and cosy in the van and had many admiring looks from passers by. Kermit’s interior is all original, even down to the seat covers, a funky blue and green check.
I think one of the best moments of our break was climbing into the bed in the pop up roof for the first time, and looking out of the skylight to see the stars. Memories of childhood again came flooding back as I remembered sharing bunk beds with my sister, and the dens that we made, the roof was the perfect den and I can imagine the fun it will provide for many families.
So in the words of Miss Piggy, Kermie, I love you, our lovely Westy. I know you will bring much happiness to everyone that holidays in you.