Monday, 17 January 2011

Project Humpty Dumpty

Project Humpty Dumpty up dated :

Well, have totalled up 630 miles travelling from Devon to Hastings (Hythe, Kent), to Hitchin, Stotfold (Hertfordshire) and back again in order to obtain the final major two pieces needed to put "project Humpty Dumpty" into another major phase. The sink unit and the Buddy seat are now sitting in Florence (not fitted) but they are there!.

After spending last year managing on a very "basic" interior, we feel this will bring a whole new practical edge to the coming season's adventures.

It is very pleasing to our eye's to see the next phase of the transformation to the inside of Florence coming together.

There remains the next task of a bit of TLC to the 40 year old sink unit and then the fitting !.

So there you have it, I have to stop and think sometimes at why I do such things that reqiure so much effort and time, but the answer is always there, in photos, thoughts and every time I walk out the back door and there she is! Yes, good old "Florence" the dubster. The family member on four wheels.


Reflecting on life sometimes is best sat on a cliff edge looking out towards the sea, unlocking the depths of your soul !

Just what can beat that!

baby in a vw campervan.............

We gave this a little bit more thought last night and realised that a baby and campervaning might not be so easy after all, however by hook or by crook it will happen! we planned on getting a tepee tent this year to keep all of our extra stuff in when we are out in our travels having seen a lovely one at the Cornwall Jamboree but now we have to think about things a little more differently, well there is all the paraphernalia that comes with a baby to consider and making room for changing a baby in comfort PRN without being in sometimes pongy campsite toilets and sometimes the trek to get to them, we have avoided a camper van awning so far but now we might have to give in and get one, but i think this year i am going to cling on to my quirky ways and find a suitable Tepee!!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

After a nights entertainment, drinking crabbies and the finest Ales and Bitters, the evening draws to a close at the cornwall Jamborie.
Back into the florence's sleeping qaurters we go awaiting the new dawn. Only trouble is, it would be the Dawn of packing up and heading home.
This was the last show we attended in 2010 and so looking forward to a feast of more shows and eventful trips in 2011!.
In the mean time, it is hands on deck to try and finish project "Humpty Dumpty" with much travelling in the car to pick up various original interior furniture parts to complete. Also to prepare Florence for the arrival of the new addition to this journey. Will there be enough time to do it all ? "ofcourse there will "!
So here is to another exciting & eventful 2011 for us and travelling florence the dubster.
Watch this space! .............................................................

The organised pitch "NOT" !
This may well look like a stall selling junk!, but it is actually our idea of an organised pitch at the VW Jamborie at Sithians show ground, Cornwall.
Steptoe comes to mind!

Good times!

I love this natural photo of Bo Jangles and pickle!!!

Nice bum!!

Nice bum!
Funny banging noises and firing funny at traffic lights!!! well you have to expect this kind of thing if you are 40 years old and you have been up and down and around Cornwall and North Devon for a few days!! fortunately it was just the points.