Wednesday, 8 August 2012

FOLKLORIC ~ Gypsy Caravan the unexpected but welcome visitors

Agatha Christie was certainly right - you never know what will happen in an English village.

Still, it's not every day that a gypsy caravan and horse stop in front of your cottage for lunch.

 He was a very handsome, well mannered boy and they were out for the day rambling round the countryside in their caravan. Had to give him an apple of course!

And then they were off towards Berkshire, continuing their adventures.


  1. Beautiful! I remember such caravans when I was little, few and far between after the war...Romanies used to camp on my Grand Father's land...They always brought stories!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    A warm hello from the Pacific NW coast,

  2. Now that is a most wonderful sight!! Gorgeous caravan and wonderful horse!!! Lovely!! Take care

  3. What a beautiful caravan - I'd have been charmed, too. I wonder if I'll see any such thing on my rambles next month. It may be that I'll pass through your village and if I do, I'll be looking for Minerva.

  4. Oh, that would totally make my day! What a lovely caravan. Back in the 60's I went to a gypsy wedding, in Indiana (well, I was there about a hour . . . it went on for days . . . takes that long for the father of the bride to decide who the groom will be). It was quite a celebration. The gypsies in the United States drive big pick-up trucks, so we didn't see any caravans and horses, like this one. They had new fifth wheels and travel trailers. This one is totally gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Connie :)

  5. That looks so romantic - a turquois caravan and a beautiful little black horse! Thank you for sharing - here in Berlin horses are rare - but sometimes you see one or the other. Without a caravan.

  6. Oh, Yes! Wonderful and fun!

  7. If I had the money and the land I would love to have one of these in my meadow garden but as I don't I will have the second best thing and view it on your post. Lucky, lucky you to have spotted it.

  8. Wow! I had to do a double take. How amazing!

  9. Such a lovely sight. Wouldn't it be a wonderful adventure to just take off and explore in a caravan like that? Jane xx

  10. What a lovely appearance outside your door.
    This horse is a beauty!

  11. What a beautiful caravan. I love the hand painted design on the back and sides.

  12. Oh I do so Love the Traditional Gypsy Vardos pulled by Beautiful Cob Horses! Miss seeing them Traveling the Countryside of my Mom's Home Country of North Wales. You never see them here in America... and I'd LOVE to one day own one and make it my Mobile Gypsy Studio! I really miss living a Nomadic Lifestyle, even though in our Golden years we decided to put down some roots and own a House, I miss the Great Adventures awaiting us on the open Road and Traveling far and wide!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  13. Hi!

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. When I go to Wiltshire in future, I will definitely come and see you! I believe your shop must be in the same town as a pretty flower shop that I would love to visit one day too :-)

    The gypsy caravan looks lovely. It must be fun to spend your holiday this way.

    Enjoy your evening,

    Madelief x


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