Thursday, 28 February 2013

Name Our Camper Competition

Custard Campers have bought a new campervan but sadly it currently doesn't have a name.  We discussed some ideas without agreement then we had an idea....

Why not throw it out to you lovely people?  So here it is our lovely new camper...

It is a 1973 Westfalia Continental.  It is right hand drive, has original interior (this may alter, we are trying to make our minds up!), it has a double bed in the back and another double in the spacious poptop.

We'd like you to put your thinking caps on and come up with the perfect name for it!


  • We are called Custard Campers.  Our brand identity has a 'food' theme to it.
  •  Our other campers are called;  Nigella, Delia & Ramsey (Gino joins us for weddings too)
  •  The camper could be a boy or a girl!
  • As we anticipate several duplications of names we will be choosing the winner at random, not based on the name they suggest.  All entries will be put in to a prize draw and the winner chosen at random.  However if only one person suggests the winning name we will reward that with an extra smaller gift as a thank you for being so clever.

One lucky person will win a complimentary two day hire of the new campervan.  The hire period we have set aside is Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April.  Insurance for the hire period is included for one named driver.

  • The prize is subject to our normal hire terms and conditions which can be viewed here.  The driver must comply with our age restrictions & other terms of our insurance policy as stated.
  • The hirer will have to pay the security deposit before the hire period commences which is refundable on the safe undamaged return of our camper as per our terms
  • The weekend dates are not transferable however we try to flexible where possible & it might be possible to exchange for another April weekend but we can not guarantee that.
  • The prize cannot be exchanged for cash (or anything else!)
  • The Camper will be collected from our address near Chelmsford, Essex.
  • One entry per person only please.
  • Closing date for entries is Thursday 14th March.
  • The winner will be announced Sunday 17th March.
  • Photos will be taken of the winning person setting off on their hire & we'd like to blog about where their adventure took them, so you must be happy to share some photos with us for this use.
  • Custard Campers decision is final.
  • Important - the winner will be picked at RANDOM, you do not have to pick the winning name, all entries will be put in to a draw.

We would like to get as many of you as possible to enter so we have tried to make it as easy as possible.    You can enter by any of the following methods;

  • By twitter, follow us and then tweet us your suggestion, find us here
  • By facebook, give us a like and then post your suggestion under this post here
  • Blog, just leave a comment below
  • Via our website here

Just before I sign off can I just ask one little favour?  If you could share this competition on your facebook or twitter page and tell all your friends, it would be fantastic.  We are small company with big dreams and each new person who finds us takes us a step closer to reaching them!

Good Luck

Kerry x

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Busy Start

Let's just get straight into things rather than me making dull excuses for the lack of blogging!

I started this year on a very positive note, determined and confident that 2013 would be the Year of The Custard and so far so good.

January found us busy packing up our home where we have lived for the last ten years, it was time for a new house this time with a better garage and our own drive.  We had originally hoped to exchange contracts before Christmas but in the end we exchanged less than a week before completion day.  To say things were manic would be an understatement.  I am ashamed to admit we needed two removal lorries because of the amount of junk we had accumulated.  Most of which is currently costing us money to be sat in daft!

We are now settled in our lovely new home, a very 1960's style place in the beautiful village of Writtle, only a mile or two down the road from our old house but so very different.  So far we have replaced the boiler and heating system, the whole house is being rewired and as of yesterday the kitchen has been ripped out.  We are living out of boxes because of the works and dust and dirt everywhere.....

But has this stopped us pushing forward with the if!

We attended the Heart FM wedding fair earlier in the month.  Nigella showed off her curves and got plenty of attention.  I think it will take the next six months to tell how successful it was as most people were gaining ideas at this stage but we received some very positive leads and some bookings.

We also undertook a restoration process but that has hit a problem but I can't say anymore about that for the time being until matters are resolved.

After much stress and worry rather than let all our plans stall we decided we would risk purchasing another campervan.....and here it is;

It is a 1973 Westfalia Continental, it is pretty much ready to work but we will be adding a few 'custard' touches to it.  We collect it next Sunday and already I'm excited about the newest member of the team.

It is currently unnamed but we will be launching a competition on Thursday to 'Name Our Camper' and win a free hire in it.

Full details and terms etc will be announced then along with lots more pictures of our camper to hopefully inspire you all, so keep watching our facebook page for info!

This blog is currently on only four followers now that's a bit sad so please help us share the Custard love and it return I will work much harder this year to share more Custard bits and pieces and more pictures of other peoples campers.

Kerry x