Camper van knick-knacks
Inspired by the recent Zero to Sixty … Eventually blog post I started looking around the house to find the assorted VW camper van “stuff” we seem to have accumulated in recent years. Images of camper vans (mainly classic VWs, not motorhomes, Bongos or any other kind) still seem to be very much in vogue: you see them everywhere.
The cutest item we have is my wife’s fetching camper van bag, pictured above. I must say I haven’t seen her out and about too much showing it off … I think we’ll put it down to an impulse buy ! It’s a pretty snazzy accessory, though – about 25 cms long and thin. Just the right size for a map, although I suspect this wouldn’t be top of my wife’s list of goodies to carry around in it.
I have a couple of camper van t-shirts and some mugs which stay permanently in the van, which I haven’t photoed. We also have a small ‘classic campervans’ blackboard which hangs on the kitchen wall.
However, next up is this cute money box.
I was looking for a couple of small models of splitscreen VWs which I think if my memory serves we made up from kits. These had made their way into my son’s box of assorted toy cars and vehicles. Unfortunately, my wife informs me, they have long since been donated to a local charity shop …
Finally, I was given this mug mat for Christmas. Just as VW camper imagery is in vogue so is the craze for the ”Keep calm and carry on” merchandise, and here we see a convergence of fashions. However, I have to say that this troubles me somewhat. I would be happy with “Keep calm and keep camping“. Or “Keep calm and drive me home“. Surely, the fourth word needs to be a verb – it’s an instruction, isn’t it ? Grammatical errors aside, I’m nevertheless still happy to park my mug on the mat.