Taking the Leap

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted. Starting a new business and juggling motherhood has left me burning the candle at both ends. To update you on our Airstream journey and what you’ve missed, I’d love to share a recent interview I did with Of Kin about our adventures so far. I’ve missed you…

Splendour

We were lucky to be handpicked to cater at this year’s Splendour In The Grass music festival. It was a financial gamble for a little pizza van like ours, but we felt safe in the hands of Rafael Rashid (Taco Truck/Beatbox Kitchen) at his revolutionary Truck Stop – which featured eight top quality food trucks…

Pizza in the Pine Forest

It’s not every day you get to host a pizza party in a pine forest. Let alone for someone as special as photographer Kate Berry from hellokateberry. It was a whole family event, which included a camp fire, wild mushroom foraging for the pizza toppings and a bucket load of marshamallows. And even if we say…

Booktown

When a friend suggested we team up our Airstreams for a weekend at Clunes Booktown Festival, Remi and I were intrigued… A whole town dedicated to the simple pleasure of curling up with a great book? Would anyone lift their nose out of their book long enough to eat pizza? It was worth finding out. Every…

Best Birthday Cake Ever

We just celebrated Remi’s 40th Birthday with the most amazing cake ever! One of my Instagram friends, Mandie (@missgroovygirl) made this replica of our Happy Camper Pizza food van. And it made everyone’s day! The kids admired it and poked and prodded for hours before I could bring myself to put the candles in and carve it…

Molluscs and Pizza

Our first corporate gig, the Port Phillip Mussel Festival for the Bank of Melbourne. It was a seafood street party packed with non-stop music and buckets of local mussels. And yummy seafood pizza! Our pizza menu included a Seafood Special – a mix of prawns, mussels and calamari with napoli and garlic. We also had Prawn & Spicy…

Living spontaneously

I am the antithesis of prepared. I am the person who books an International flight and manically hunts for my passport on the morning of departure. I am the person who travels through South America for a year without reading the Lonely Planet guide that’s in my backpack. I am the person who tows a…

NYE on the Hill

Happy belated New Year everybody! Our 2014 started on a high at NYE on the Hill, a 3-day camping and music festival on a farm in Victoria. Happy Camper Pizza was invited along to feed the friendly, music-loving crowd. It was the perfect excuse to hit the road again with the kids now that our other…

First ever Airstream Rally “Down Under”

Somewhere in-between breaking down in the Northern Territory and launching Happy Camper Pizza, we managed to take part in a historical event – Australia’s first ever Airstream Rally. Officially, it was the inaugural rally of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) “Down Under” Unit – an Aussie arm of the Airstream club started in 1955….

Maiden Voyage

Happy Camper Pizza has officially hit the streets of Melbourne, Australia! Our first night and the dough roller broke down, the oven malfunctioned and Remi was not a happy camper. But in the end he and his incredible assistants managed to churn out a few yummy pizzas. Thanks to everyone who joined in Allegra’s (our…

Happy Camper

Our beautiful Vintage Airstream, Wallabee, is going to be off the road for some time. She has some significant issues with her subframe. That means the end of our full-time Australian road trip until we can find the money and someone with the expertise to fix her. (If there’s anyone in Melbourne who knows about…

Snapshots from Uluru

When we visited Australia’s Red Centre, the Optus phone tower had just been fire bombed. Alas I couldn’t post any photographs of Uluru (as known by its traditional owners, the Anangu.) In all honesty, trying to watch the sunset with our kids was hell, hence no family shots. But it was worth it. We are so…