Saturday, 30 December 2017

Camper Van Awning Prototype

This is a Youtube video of the awning I am making for the little campervan. I have made it out of an old tent that is why it looks so grubby. It is just the prototype. I am hoping to meet a wealthy woman in the New Year who will buy me some new material and using this awning as the template I shall have something beautiful.

It seems to me that since I bought this little van the weather has been mostly wind and rain. The paddock is flooded and as you can see very muddy. The weather must soon settle into a dry calm period surely? Mia the German Shepherd and I want to start on our travels but I would rather not go when the whole country is water-logged.

A Happy New Year to you. Thanks for sticking with me. Perhaps my travels will inspire me and I will start to write more frequently again?


Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Unplug Your Hub. It's Time For A Change.

No! Don't go please! You are in the right place I have just changed the blog title. Yes, it was Don't Unplug Your Hub but I have decided to do something different. I do hope you will stay with me.

I am going to be doing more travelling about. Me and Mia the German Shepherd are going to be doing more journeys in our little van. We will be camping out and searching for new walks all over the place.

We shall be exploring Great Britain. There are far too many beautiful places here that I have never visited.

I shall be having some lessons in the use of modern technology to share the adventures with you.

The top box for extra storage. Mia thinks I will need a ladder to reach it.

Working on an awning for a wet dog and clothing. This is my first attempt.

My bed. Mia's bed is in the front. I have removed the passenger seat for her.

I am hoping to start our first trip early in the New Year. Mia the German Shepherd and I hope you will continue to follow our blog and tell your friends too.

UPDATE: Phew! I thought I had lost you all. As you will have gathered from the above I changed the blog title thinking that was all that was required to keep posting on here. I was wrong!Don't unplug Your Hub disappeared entirely. I hope you are reading this because it means I have got it back.
Obviously, I do need some training to do this. For the moment I will keep Don't Unplug Your Hub as the title because I don't want to lose you. And anyway, it is still me, the only thing that will be different is that I shall be travelling around more.
Maybe I can just change the description? I wonder if that would work? Dare I risk it?

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Happy Christmas Wishes.

A very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you all.

The Christmas tree in Tricia's house.
With love from all here.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Hit The Road Jack.

I am still here. Sorry for the long sojourn (is that the right word?). No excuses really. Except laziness. Although I have been busy doing other things. I always have one or two projects on the go.

I have bought a van. It is a small van but I am making it into a campervan. I already have a campervan as you may know but it is too big and too much of a fuel guzzler for my intentions. Which are to visit more of this United Kingdom while I am still reasonably fit enough to do so.

This little van, a Vauxhall Astra, is very economical on fuel and I shall be able to afford longer trips out. Just me and Mia the German Shepherd.

Anyway I have been preparing it. I have fully insulated everything. and there is plyboard under the tartan fleece lining. There is room for a bed. What more do I need? A cooker might be a good idea?

Here are some photos of what I have been up to.

I have slept in it a couple of times to try it out. It is quite comfy. Mia the German Shepherd has a bed in the front. I have removed the passenger seat to make more room for her.

It is quite cold at the moment. I might wait till it gets a bit warmer before I start travelling. I shall keep a blog about my adventures which I have decided to call 'One Van and His Dog'. Catchy eh? I hope you will follow me. Keep watching this space.