We are the Brannigans; Queenie is 9, Jarvis 7 and Artemus is 4. Liam and I are 31, we met when we were 8 years old! We live in a town by the sea in Cornwall, UK. Liam’s a plasterer, and I make ceramics while homeschooling our brood. Together we lead a small group of house churches in our home town, and some how on top of all that we are working on the slowest house renovation ever in our little council house. Our house is often in chaos so we are eternally grateful for our van, Luna. She is in our home on wheels, whom we have the best adventures and stretches our world a little bigger. We all love scouring second-hand shops, swimming in the sea and making things with our hands.
The morning was of course tangled up with washing and dishes and missing socks and bickering, we didn’t leave the house until lunchtime. The flower picking didn’t happen for us, for we were wonderfully waylaid: A road we hadn’t taken before led us to an abandoned railway track. A whole part of the line had been cut off and forgotten about for years. We follow the track over and under moss-drunk stone bridges, through a field of wild camomile (uprooted some for our garden), to an old station where a carriage has been turned into a quaint cafe with buckets of geraniums at the window. Of course it’s closed [as seems to be custom on our Saturday Adventures-time keeping isn't our strong suit]. trundled back down the track, slipping down the verge to where we had parked the van, while he slung his bag over his shoulder and went home for the day. We poured once more into the van, grabbed some fish and chips enroute and headed to the beach just at that locals sweet spot where everyone's clearing the beach for the end of their day. We share fluffy chips, paddle in the stream, watch the ocean. Our toes begin to chill in the evening air and we challenge weary legs to pull themselves back up the dunes, back through the sliding door and back into our seats. Our hearts and stomachs and heads are full with good things. 4/5 of us are asleep by the time we pull up at home.