Monday, July 10, 2006


Now travellers one and all
Take note of that "Little Gypsy Caravan"
Not just any caravan but a magic one
It did not always belong to the Gypsies
Once it belonged to the Muse of the Sea
Notice how quaint,small and bright it is
Well that's what it was for just me

I bought it in 1998 from a fellow in the hills
Small enough to tow behind a car
Not too heavy to manouver backing it into a parking spot in a park
Lots of windows to let in the light,and the fresh air
A small stove and bed for just me and Jessie Dog.
It was coloured cream with brown trim
I called it "Faraway" the little one

Jessie dog and I went on many holidays
To the sea,to the hills,to festivals,to country towns
camping on the river in caravan parks
No dogs allowed in National Parks
but that's ok one understands to make allowances for one's companion

I travlled far and near
Such an experience as I had never towed before not even a little van
But did it it sure did ....
In about 2002 it was time to say goodbye to the little caravan
Age catches up with one and cuts short some adventures
So it was time to call it a day and take different holidays
But how could I do this.....I had never had holidays other than camping ones

But do it I must.
Now comes the mythical part of the story
I spoke to Madame Muse about giving the caravan to the Gypsies
She like me thought it a great idea
So it was sent to a carriage restorer who was to put
two long rods one each side fitted to the caravan so the horses could pull it
for the gypsies.

Now this little van was just the right size
as Gypsies are not large people you know.
And so it was that they received the caravan
and had a big party to celebrate
and of course we hear from them often and they are
always telling us how grateful and delighted they
are WITH their new little home
Which they have painted red and orange
And so am I to think that others can enjoy..

Lois(Muse of the Sea) 11.7.06
a litle piece of heaven

But strong enough not to blow away on a windy day


At 1:56 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Priceless tale.

At 3:04 AM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

of some things we are only care-takers ...
never shared by those who must own things above all else

At 3:31 AM, Blogger Gail Kavanagh said...

Lovely, Lois - a perfect tale for the campfire - welcome, Faraway!

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

What a delightful story. Wish we had a picture of that little caravan.


At 9:39 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

It really was a lovely little Gypsy Caravan Lois. Just gorgeous! And now your memories of time spent in it nourish you. Win win!

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Ramona said...

Your tale carried me away, Lois! Thank you for the trip!


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