Vintage Caravan Magazine Giveaway – The Winner

 I have been a very popular girly lately and have also been lucky enough to be featured on the front cover and inside this wonderful Australian Magazine called ‘Vintage Caravan Mag’…This is the brainchild of Lisa Mora and is now celebrating its 5th edition.

 Now! if you think we are having a bit of a phenomenon over here, with regard to vintage caravans…well you want to subscribe to this magazine…as it is soooo divine! with plenty of beautiful vans and the cars that tow them…in fact the whole damn lifestyle as well…

 There is even a pullout section in the middle of this December issue, of the ‘Miss Pinup’ finalists…tell ya hubby…I am sure he will be begging you to subscribe to this ‘One of a Kind’ Vintage Mag…

…and why not!…as this mag is soooo full of inspiration from down under 😉 its a definite ‘must for the book shelf.

So how about a chance to get your hands on a copy then!
Right so I would like you to share with us all, your childhood holiday memories…
Like with all my giveaways, it is open to all and you can enter as many times as you like…but a different memory please with every entry.
I shall be drawing this giveaway on Sunday 18th December.

Good Luck my lovelies 😉

…And the winner for the Giveaway (sorry its late) is….
 Number 7, which works out to be MelMel’s blog.Yay! Congratulations Mel.




  1. MelMel
    19th December 2011 / 9:55 am

    Oh my days…..I so have not paid attention….Happy Thank you!I'll email my details, Though I think you might have em already….?….xxxx

  2. Anonymous
    18th December 2011 / 2:25 pm

    Congratulations to your winner! Gorgeous magazine … :0)

  3. NanaDiana
    18th December 2011 / 3:17 am

    Oh congratulations and congratulations! I have visited your blog many, many times but just found out I was not signed up as a member. I fixed that faster than you can say GlamperCamper! I love your blog and love you from the Midwest USA! xo Diana

  4. kerrie of sea cottage
    18th December 2011 / 1:22 am

    Oh I am so sad I missed this one! I've never heard of a vintage caravan magazine before. I really need to get this one because I own my own wee vintage travel trailer called Nora Pearl(the Pearl) a 1972 in turquoise blue. I have your sweet blog on my bloglist for that blog It is a blog just for my 'Pearl'. Congrats on making the front cover…you deserve it!!!! Merry Christmas. I was listening to Adele perform at the Royal Albert Hall and thought of you. I don't know if you are a fan but her personality reminds me of yours. 🙂

  5. Simone
    17th December 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I always wanted to have a holiday in the UK in a caravan but we always went to Spain and stayed in a hotel!!! One of my holiday memories is of sitting on a Spanish beach and finding heaps of Pesetas hidden in the sand. Buried treasure unearthed!!!

  6. Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage
    17th December 2011 / 3:39 pm

    One more memory! ☺I've always been a Christmas girl so when my 7th grade teacher asked for volunteers to be Santa's helpers at a local bank, I jumped at the chance! It was a wonderful experience because the other 2 girls that were helpers were from differt cliques in school but we obviously each loved Santa and we worked well together. We would ask the children their names then whisper it to Santa, then help coax the children onto Santa's lap and give them candy canes. I also had my pic taken on Santa's lap which was also fun because I was way too shy as a little girl to ever do it! wish I still had that pic! I don't know what happened to it.

  7. Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage
    17th December 2011 / 3:32 pm

    Another holiday memory:A bath set was another thing I always recieved on Christmas once i was a teen. Powder, buble bath, perfume, etc, all wrapped in a pretty package. I always knew I would recieve one but that didn't matter! My mom passed on when I was in my early 20s and I really miss her and yes I'll be honest, I miss her her gifts to me as well! It finally occurred to me that I can buy myself these bath sets so now I buy one for myself every year in memory of her and pretend that she's the one giving it to me. ♥ Oh dear, now I'm tearing up. 🙁

  8. Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage
    17th December 2011 / 3:28 pm

    Another holiday memory:One year for Christmas, my mom gave me a Spin O Matic machine. A white card was placed in the machine and it would spin around as you squirted paint on it- creating a cool design. I loved that thing! I stayed up to all hours that Christmas and used up every piece of paper and paint provided! I remember my older brother popping his head through my bedroom door and saying, "The Spin O Matic attict is at it again!" ☺

  9. Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage
    17th December 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Another holiday memory:Every year, my mom would give me a bake set. These consited of tiny pans and cake mixes, frostings and such. I knew I would recieve these but that didn't matter! I looked forward to them so much! Yeah, I still have a huge sweet tooth! 🙂

  10. Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage
    17th December 2011 / 3:21 pm

    Hi, Happy, I'm Holly and I'm your newest follower. I love your style! It's blogs like yours that have helped me to understand that I don't have to have just ONE favorite color and that I can mix them up! Thanks!I would love to win this mag since having a litle caravan of my own is a dream of mine. Thanks for a chance to win!Holiday memory:When I was 7, all our glitzy Christmas decor was stolen from our storage unit. It was do or do without for my single mother of 4 so we all pitched together and made all our Christmas decor. My older brother even made a little wooden Christmas village to replace our putz one. For this reason, I have a love for the old glitzy shiny brights and tinsel as well as pop corn garlands and ginger bread men. That's my life- a mix.

  11. Xylia
    17th December 2011 / 10:05 am

    Holiday memories–so many! I grew up in the southern US and my father was mad about camping. We started off with the biggest tent he could find and our first trip was to the mountains of North Carolina. By the time we got there it was dark and cold and had started raining. Really raining. The tent was huge–much like old army tents that you could fit a tank in–with a bazillion poles that had to be fitted together and then adjusted to height using screws, then there were the ropes and stakes and…it was just a disaster. After we finally got inside, spread out things to sleep on, and fell onto them exhausted and wet, the tent starting leaking. It absolutely poured on us all night long. Funnily enough, this didn't discourage our love of camping, and eventually we worked our way up from tent to pop-up to a series of caravans and finally to a huge motor home. There are stories about bears and snakes and exploding ovens and all manner of things, but I'll never forget that first miserable night in the cold, dark, wet mountains of NC.

  12. Lipstick Gypsy
    16th December 2011 / 8:58 pm

    OOOOOOH!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your caravan and the MAG….can I get that in the USA?? A fond memory was riding through the fields on our farm in a one-horse-open-sleigh with my dogs on my lap!!!MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!PEACE,LOVE and GYPSIES!!

  13. Anonymous
    16th December 2011 / 8:31 pm

    Ooops, I forgot to leave my memory! 🙂 I think one of my most favorite memories was when I was a little bit older, maybe 7 or 8, and I was beginning to become a little suspicious about Santa. I thought the best way to test his existence was to secretly wish for a toy, but not write it down on my list or tell my Mom about it. Which was what I did. Well, don't you know, Christmas morning, I found the little doll under the tree that I had secretly wished for!!! I think it was several more years before I doubted Santa again. 🙂 XO HelenaP.S. Although now I know in uncertain terms Santa is real!!!! 😉

  14. Anonymous
    16th December 2011 / 8:26 pm

    What a wonderful magazine!!! We are moving to Texas in about a year, and we will have some nice big property with plenty of space. I am begging the hubby to please get me a vintage camper to play with!!! XO Helena

  15. Deb
    15th December 2011 / 11:41 pm

    I love your little camper & Vintage Caravan Magazine looks fabulous. Congratulations on being featured.Fave Childhood holiday memories always include my pets ~ hamsters, budgies and cats and having little Christmas parties with them …everything in miniature 🙂

  16. SueLovesCherries
    14th December 2011 / 6:32 pm

    My 5 siblings and I spent Christmas morning at home. Later in the day, the whole extended family would meet at my grandparents house just to visit and eat – that was 35 cousins! Yikes – my poor grandparents!Have yourself the best Christmas ever, Happy!

  17. Valua Kuvasa
    14th December 2011 / 11:30 am

    When I was child we rent a small cottage by lake. It was beautiful summer, I remember. I had a puppy, black small dog. It was so great summer with new dog… We have not a caravan. I wish I win… magazine looks beautiful!Love Valua Kuvasa from Finland

  18. Paul Young
    14th December 2011 / 6:59 am

    I used to be an avid camper, then I met my DH who only likes statics!!! [boo] which are fake camping to me. My parents used to take us all over, but the first trip out in a caravan I can fondly remember was going to Scotland. It was my dads first go at towing and lets just say it was a snaky one!!! To say the least. We then drove round in the fog totaly lost trying to find the site, mum and arguing, but our dear old bucaneer held in there. We found the site which had no loo block!!!! So guess what we did? We peed in a paper trash can!!! The sound of the tinkling made me laugh!!! But it holds so many happy memories!!! I am now 36!!!! And yes my parents still caravan, even if it is a state of the art jobby!!!! And I so lust after a weekend away!!!

  19. Auntie Em
    14th December 2011 / 1:35 am

    Congrats on being featured on another magazine! Your little caravan is so cute it's nice to see it appreciated.Hope you are having fun getting ready for the holidays! 🙂

  20. MoniCue
    13th December 2011 / 10:36 pm

    We went camping when I was a child in this CRAZY Army-issue trailer that had a big olive-drab canvas tent that folded up and out of the side. My parents bed was on top of the little trailer, and I was stuck on an army cot. I hated camping! But, my sweetie had happy camping memories and convinced me we should try again. We are "new" owners of a vintage American Yellowstone camper. It is an adorable little playhouse, and our daughter already loves camping after just one outing (plus camping in the driveway)!

  21. Erin
    13th December 2011 / 8:21 pm

    My favorite childhood holiday memory is when I got a bunch of Strawberry Shortcake stuff for Christmas. My whole bedroom was decked out. That was a great Christmas. Erin

  22. Zoe Ross
    13th December 2011 / 7:37 pm

    one of my sadest memories involves me leaving my fave teddybear at my nans house and it wasnt until we got home when we realised that i didnt have ted-so my dad drove back to my nans the next morning (boxing day) to bring back ted for me.from zoe ross

  23. Zoe Ross
    13th December 2011 / 7:35 pm

    when my nan and grandad came to stay for xmas, my bed was given up so i had to sleep on a camp bed in my parents room aged about 6-in the middle of the night im sure that i heard santas sleigh and looked out of the window.from zoe ross

  24. Zoe Ross
    13th December 2011 / 7:34 pm

    my youngest memory was being on the front cover of our local newspaper sat on santas knee at the age of 3 but sadly we cant find the paperclip or get another copy from anywhere :(from zoe ross

  25. The Vintage Housewife...
    13th December 2011 / 6:01 pm

    oh my golly! I am swoonin' over this magazine…i would love to win as a fellow trailer-ite!I enjoy the magic of christmas…one special night i awoke my dear lil' ones with a car full of hot chocalate and cookies…we drove around the city lookin' at christmas lights in our pj's…oh what fun

  26. MelMel
    13th December 2011 / 5:32 pm

    Hi Happy!I've been an avid camper/caravan lover, since I was a wee girl….my best memory has to be the time we went camping……a massive storm blew up, and the tent started to come undone, however, we were out at the time, which left Jason to hold the fort….literally! Poor lad!I'll never forget his desperate attempt to keep the tent grounded!We had many crazy holidays at the mercy of the weather…..but that's good old blighty for you! Happy Days!Melxxx

  27. Nattie
    13th December 2011 / 11:00 am

    Holidays as a child were usually in Cumbria or the lake district. It was great, my older sister and I went off for the whole day, taking some snacks with us, off on adventures….making dens in the woods by the stream was my best memory. And taking our parents to it, through trees, bushes and branches to show them our hard work at the end of the holiday! We were well rewarded with ice creams, dangling our feet into the water at one of the lakes on the last evening…bliss.Fingers crossed!Nattie x

  28. Annie xx TheFeltFairy
    13th December 2011 / 10:28 am

    Born in the Liverpool slums, where everything was grey, my holidays to North Wales are imprinted on my mind! As we drove to North Wales, in the distance were green fields, a patchwork of beauty and trees, trees, trees! I used to stay in my great aunts holiday prefab ~ magical!

  29. Anonymous
    13th December 2011 / 8:13 am

    at first it's a pleasure to read you, so now it's a great pleasure to see that you're "a star" hihihiand I think it's a good thing. Your "world" is a heaven of colors and joynessYes I would like to have this real magazine in my hands !!!

  30. Marta
    13th December 2011 / 7:56 am

    Ja również spróbuję szczęścia:)pozdrawiam serdecznie!

  31. VintageVicki
    13th December 2011 / 7:31 am

    I would so love to win that – looks gorgeous :)Childhood holidays meant a visit to Suffolk and to stay with my Grandparents. We lived in land-locked Berkshire so I'd get all excited at the sight of the sea. I remember one time I rushed straight in fully dressed and only when I was out of my depth I remembered I couldn't (and still can't) swim!! Thank goodness for my wonderful Grandad who rushed in and saved me!!

  32. Restyled Vintage
    13th December 2011 / 6:17 am

    Ooh that magazine looks beautiful!I went camping lots as a child, to a big paddock near a river, still to this day I have no real idea of where exactly it was, but it was wonderful through my eyes. There was no electricity, but one of the group has a generator that powered up the string of colorful party lightbulbs around the 'lounge' tent.One night the adults decided they would hold a competition to see which kid could peel a potato the fastest. We all went as fast as we could, but sometimes the adults 'lost track' of our time, and we had to do another one. And do you know what, we all fell for it, time and time again. Night after night, lol. It was atually years later that it dawned on me we had been totally duped into peeling the spuds each night! Oh the innocence of kids, aye!xx Karen

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