Dixie the Ducato

Introducing Dixie!

This is Dixie. Acquired from a gas man in Fethard-On-Sea (and named for him too), she is a 1997 Fiat Ducato and she is our new home!


We’ve been living in Dixie about two weeks now, staying on beachfronts and on promenades, in friends driveways and gardens. The kitchen is well kitted out with a two burner gas stove and grill, a mini fridge and lots of storage. The bathroom has a good shower (also on gas) and a chemical toilet. The bench seats fold out to make a giant comfortable nest of a bed! So far its been cosy and warm as we’ve been travelling around Ireland. Dixie needs a good service and a couple of adjustments before we leave to take the kid to university in York on the 22nd Sept. We are installing solar panels to keep the batteries topped up all the time.


The best part of this adventure so far has been waking up to a new view every day. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it. I might be a little biased, but Ireland is one of the most scenic parts of the world. We’ve been so lucky so far, and long may that last!


If you have any questions about van life, leave them for us in the comments. We will post a video soon of the inner workings of the van as there are some really cool fittings and space saving features. Right now we are having too much fun!

2 thoughts on “Introducing Dixie!”

  1. Hey Bradshaw! How are things going for you and Bill and of course Abby. Just getting around to checking out your blog. I will try to keep up with your journeys and keep the important people her updated…tehehe…Be safe and continue to Enjoy Life!! 🙂


  2. Betty Bradshaw, Abbie just been filling me in so I said I’d check out your blog. Youre a mad woman but happy for you, glad to see your enjoying life, so exciting. Looking forward to reading about your travels and seeing pics of the inside of Dixie!!! Stay safe and enjoy xx Olivia xx


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