Yes I set up Glampervan to help me pay for it, but the main purpose was to literally provide a vehicle for entertainment and travel for me and my little girl.
It would be dreadful if we hated it. We didn't even hire one first.
Luckily we loved it. We took more seasoned campers with us on our first trip, Erica-May and Genevieve were our guides and although we heard more 'mine!'s from the two girls than we did bird song from the trees, we couldn't have asked for better company.
This may have been my first trip but I already feel qualified to offer words of wisdom (yes, I'll show you pictures in a minute but 'stuff' first:
Baking scones before you go means instant cream tea and happy campers!
Take pre-cooked chicken and sausages so that on your first evening and morning you can throw these on on the barbie and dinner will be ready in a time frame suited to two year olds.
Garlic bread and corn-on-the-cob cook well just wrapped in the fire and placed in the coals.
If the log man comes late on day one buy two bags so you can light the fire for supper before little girls want to go to bed - genius Erica, pure genius.
Make wishes on sugar sprites in the fire - sprinkle sugar and see the sprites.
Make sure your daughter wakes up peacefully and slowly on her last morning or she will be grumpy and cry for the television and her cot the whole time you pack up - this will not make that chore any easier.
Hand written signs on the side of the road are worth following for a little fair magic.
Oh, and it may take three attempts for a much asked for pony ride to be successful.
The camper may also provide hours of fun.