Mishaps and Mischief

So anyone who knows me knows it isn’t likely to have been plain sailing. So since my other posts have been a little on the serious side I thought I would write up some of the daft things I’ve done. 1.SAT NAV Always remember to double check the route your sat nav is taking you….

The Route So Far

I’ve been pretty shit at this. Blogging about your European trip while the world seems to be crumbling makes me feel like a bad person. I’ve been reading the news everyday and wondering if there is ever a possibility of peaceful revolution. Or just some level of peace. There are too many people to pray…

The Small Successes

I drove from Liverpool to Cardiff then Cardiff to Penzance (Cornwall) all on my own with no major mishaps. This is a big deal. I have woken up and actually got out of bed before 8.30am every day so far and anyone who knows me knows this is a fucking massive deal. I have secured…

Bloody joinery

I was not allowed to participate in woodwork because I almost took my own thumb off, and Leanne has been in A&E more times than we can count. It makes sense then that Leanne and I would spend our bank holiday Monday elbow deep in sawdust and screws with no adult supervision…   We actually…

Danni

I took my van to her first festival last weekend and I vividly remembered what (or who) pushed me to actually buy it. I have wanted a camper since I was around 9; I would go into the tiny studio apartment spaces in Ikea and decide “this is all the space I need” the bed…

SAFE MONEY

DANNI THE VANNI IS TAXED AND INSURED! You can’t see me but I am doing one of those stupid happy dances at my (my parents) desk. This is a big deal for me, not only have I achieved my dream of getting a van and converting it, I am actually going to drive it. What…

YOU GOTTA WERK GIRL

So today (now the other day because I didn’t finish this post) I was low. Really low, like when you think despite being a lucky, loved person that all the walls are caving in? Thats how I felt today (the other day). HOWEVER I went and collected my bike from work (it had been sitting…

WE WERE ON A BREAK

So I have not been to see my van in a week. Me and a really good friend (get it? Friend…friends…we were on a break) Roberto fitted the Fiamma Vent 28 Rooflight last week which went amazingly and here is a short guide to what we did; Remember the roof light. We headed off to the van…

An Ode to Phil

Phil is my dad. Here he is wielding his drills after basically completing the ceiling on my behalf. Okay actually that isn’t true, I helped measure, fix the insulation and held things in position. But it really is my dad who deserves all of the credit. When I first went to look at vans I…

Dancin’ on the ceiling

I am writing this while the ceiling isn’t done, in the hope that by the end of day I can say that it is done. I am about 3 weeks behind the original timeline and I was really hoping by now to have all of the walls/floor/ceiling insulated and cladded by now. So I will…

Mistake #2,3,4,5….

  So this was the first weekend actually working on the van. I mean, old Psychfest Tee, shorts from a second hand shop in Kosovo, dust until I looked grey type of work. First day went OK. Got all the existing panels out and took off the rusty roof rack, which needed an angle grinder,…