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 […]
Goodbye couch. You’ve served us well even though you are probably not Danish, vintage or leather the way the eBay ad described you. Even describing you as ‘brown’ was probably a stretch given the faded bits.
We’ve managed to rent out our house and the whole process has proved surprisingly painless.
Wild camping will be challenging in our T25 because while our van has many wonderful qualities, an en-suite bathroom is not one of them. Drawing a discreet veil over toilet arrangements, here’s how we propose to keep clean when we are out in the wilderness or staying on a campsite where the facilities are a […]
So we booked the start of our journey some time ago, a Brittany Ferries trip from Portsmouth to Bilbao departing in late September. (Less than 90 days to go and counting). And now we have also booked our ferry for the end of the trip (well almost) to take us from Denmark to Iceland and […]
The beautifying of the van continues….this week’s task was to remove the really skanky carpet in the footwells and around the gear stick and replace it with black rubber. Here’s how: Step 1 Pull up the carpet from around the gear stick. Stop a moment to admire how smart the footwells look now they’ve […]