Meet Leonard - our new campervan. We have not had a car since we moved here and have managed OK. I walk to work most days, or get the bus if the weather's not great or I've got too much to carry. Going to the supermarket on the bus can be a pain, but you just have to make sure that you don't buy too much.
However, one of my ambitions before we came here was to buy a campervan, so when our next door neighbour decided to sell hers it was meant to be! Leonard is a Toyota Liteace from 1992. He spent his first eight years as Leonard San in Japan, before moving to New Zealand. Since then he has had his seats removed and a sleeping platform put in. He's large enough for a queen sized mattress.
Alex, who we bought him from, was very organised. He has all you could need - stove, plates, cutlery, curtains, tent, a kite...
We're looking forward to seeing some of the more remote parts of New Zealand in Leonard's company.