• After a quick check over and deciding that Betsy is absolutely perfect. A meeting is held (no minutes taken) to decide how best to load her. Some CRC is used to help loosen the jockey wheel holder. It had rusted solid after years of wind and rain while Betsy was waiting patiently for me under… [Continue Reading]

    Bringing Betsy Back-Loading
  • My first meeting with the beautiful Miss Betsy. And of course I was dying to look inside. Aren’t you? Don’t you just love those curtains. Now the fun begins. Yes a quick measurement tells us that Betsy’s wheels are too wide for the trailer, 10cm to be precise. (I don’t know the jargon yet, axle… [Continue Reading]

    Bringing Betsy Back
  • Yesterday was a big day of collecting everything we needed for the big recovery. The list looked a bit like this. Air compressor to pump up tyres, car ramps, high lift jack, tools, tie down straps, CRC, car trailer, Pop’s ute. Thank you to a special friend for organising the car trailer. Today it decides… [Continue Reading]

    Miss Betsy coming home
  • On the road now. It took two hours to load her. More about that in another post. Loaded up. Hit the road.

    Bringing Betsy Back
  • When I saw the Glamper Girls Caravan at Port Fairy a few years back, I knew I just had to have one. We have been on the hunt ever since. My lovely husband found one for me. I have been waiting patiently for the deal to go through and finally today is the day we… [Continue Reading]

    The Great Retro Caravan Hunt

Bringing Betsy Back-Loading

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After a quick check over and deciding that Betsy is absolutely perfect. A meeting is held (no minutes taken) to decide how best to load her. Some CRC is used to help loosen the jockey wheel holder. It had rusted solid after years of wind and rain while Betsy was waiting patiently for me under […]

Bringing Betsy Back

Inside

My first meeting with the beautiful Miss Betsy. And of course I was dying to look inside. Aren’t you? Don’t you just love those curtains. Now the fun begins. Yes a quick measurement tells us that Betsy’s wheels are too wide for the trailer, 10cm to be precise. (I don’t know the jargon yet, axle […]

Miss Betsy coming home

Betsy

Yesterday was a big day of collecting everything we needed for the big recovery. The list looked a bit like this. Air compressor to pump up tyres, car ramps, high lift jack, tools, tie down straps, CRC, car trailer, Pop’s ute. Thank you to a special friend for organising the car trailer. Today it decides […]

Bringing Betsy Back

Loading her up.

On the road now. It took two hours to load her. More about that in another post. Loaded up. Hit the road.

The Great Retro Caravan Hunt

Miss Betsy

When I saw the Glamper Girls Caravan at Port Fairy a few years back, I knew I just had to have one. We have been on the hunt ever since. My lovely husband found one for me. I have been waiting patiently for the deal to go through and finally today is the day we […]

Jasmine Mansbridge Artist

Hop Hare Ears Pricked.  Watercolour painting

A note from my studio. I am now a Grandmother to a beautiful little girl, Chloe Violet. She is my daughter Bec (frankiebella) and Matt’s first baby and she is adorable. There has been so many more people sign up for my newsletter, from all around the world, Italy, London… and of course Australia. Thank […]

Out and about

October Calendar

A busy month ahead for frankiebella and Lisa Addinsall Artist. We would love to see you at one of our markets. Please check out our new calendar to see where we will be for October.

October Guest Artist Liz Rigden

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I’m so pleased to share Liz’s artistic journey with you. “I have loved painting all my life. Academic subjects were not for me, but I could have spent all my time in the art studio at school. In the back of my mind I always thought that I would like to have gone to Art […]