I haven’t covered myself in glory at the outset of this trip. Just before leaving to catch the ferry to Bilbao from Portsmouth, I managed to set off the van fire extinguisher while trying to collapse the bed back to its day-time role as couch. This covered a significant part of the van in a […]
The van has passed her MOT! She went in this morning at 8.30 am. Stuart paced the corridor outside, chain smoking furiously, beads of sweat glistening on his furrowed brow as he waited for news..eh, no he didn’t. I just made that up. He was as calm as any man would be when you’ve already […]
Posted by Stuart One of my aims for the trip is to fish in every country we visit over the next year. As a precursor, we are in Kilkenny in Ireland this week to see Helen’s mum before we set off and my birthday present was a day’s salmon fishing on the nearby River Nore […]
Can you put a price on efficiency? I think you can. It’s about £25. So cranking ruthlessly through his blue task list (Pink Tasks or Blue Tasks – division of labour VW-style) Stuart wanted to get ahead of himself and arrange the SORN-ing of his car a couple of weeks in advance of travel.
In the foyer of the building where I work, there’s a Tony Cragg sculpture. I think of this when asked about our big trip which starts very soon. ‘Where are you looking forward to going to most of all?’ is a frequent question. Why I’m reminded of the sculpture is because I first heard of Cragg […]
I can’t remember whose campervan blog we read which divided everything that needs to be done in the van into ‘blue’ and ‘pink’ tasks. Apologies but we’ve shamelessly copied it for what we need to do preparing for 12 months on the road. Just over two weeks to D* day and Stuart’s list (that’s the […]