Saturday, 29 November 2008
Nearly forgot the wee cats but fitted them a cat flap botoom right with a wee cutain mel made
Starting to take shape
Mel up now and after crying with joy set to cleaning and fitting some material until i fit the doors
Going to have to go on a diet to get through the door
Door frame taking shape and the right side now ready to build a work surface Mel still asleep she is in for a SHOCK xx
Tap conectted up with running water pure luxurynow to build a door frame and get rid of the old gate
Sink fitted and Custard is checking my work is up to scratch
Oven fitted and ready for mel to make some bread etc
first struts up as you will see no spirit level or plan
right all the stuff piled up ready to go
so after an hour i had cleared the old kitchen and while Mel slept got ready to fit the new one
Mel has been wanting me to get on with the kitchen ,so last i got on with it this week .
Woke to a cold frosty morning with the mist slowly rolling down the hill.So after i got the wood burner going headed out with camers in hand to try and capture some of the beauty surrounding us .I have been really busy fitting a new kitchen to the bus and it is almost there ready to head of again next week .
Monday, 24 November 2008
Woke up at 4.30 to a howling gale buffeting the old bus i love the feeling as the old girl sways in the wind reminding of my days on my wee boat on the river tyne.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Simone is now south of Penrith
she is on a really nice farm ,settling down to have a well deserved meal and sends her regards to all
our wee Blog :
The weather last night turned chilly and the wind got up but I knew i was going for the move.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
I'm walking from John O'Groats in Scotland to Lands End in Cornwall and camping most of the time too! At this time of year! Impressed? Donate money! Think I'm insane? Donate money! I started on 18 October 2008 - who knows when I'll finish?
And now I'm in Carlisle, the 300 mile point, one third of the way through my journey.
There are some questions I know people want answers to. How heavy is my pack? Oh, only 50 pounds. (My feet hate me.) What the heck am I carrying that weighs that much? Well, after I threw out the hairdryers, iron saucepans, spare lead boots and full set of dumb bells, I was left with a tent, two sleeping mats, two sleeping bags (it gets COLD in the hills!), mini-kettle and stove, a packet of dried soup and about 300 socks (which I wear all at the same time in order to provide some cushioning for my poor feet).
And the big question: what are the top five CDs found by the side of the road? (1) Celtic Folk Music; (2) Dire Straights; (3) Irish Folk Music; (4) Abba; (5) Dolly Parton. Of course, this list may change as I travel further south and I will keep you updated on this vital information.
People are being incredibly kind and generous - check out my new buddies, Mel and Andy at www.theblackbuscompany.com - and I would like to say a big THANK YOU for the many free cups of tea and other goodies good samaratins have pressed upon me as I staggered past looking quite pathetic and sweaty.
Also, I was interviewed by the the Carluke Gazette, and they promised to put my photo on their site, but I can't find it! www.carlukegazette.co.uk
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How are you doing? Where abouts are you? I've been telling all my friends about you and how I want a bus like yours, and dogs like yours, in fact I want your life!
Love and kisses to you and my furry friends - I'd better get on and get updating,
Monday, 17 November 2008
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Well we never managed to get going last night as some huge clouds rolled in and deposited a few inches of the wet stuff.
Friday, 14 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
We have only moved 8-10 miles up the road into anther old parkup where i will do some more quick jobs then head of tonight or tomorrow .
I really enjoyed the cycle back to get the van and caravan ,but i am so unfit puff puff ..
well i will post some pics of the new parkup and the many to come .
Soooooooooooooo Good to be on the open road again
Monday, 10 November 2008
I think it is because we have stood still so long ,we are both so excited about hitting the road and have decided to get up early tomorrow and go for it.
I know that once we have moved a couple of times we will be kicking ourselves for not going sooner ,the strange thing is i really enjoy the nerves and then overcoming them
We have both been shocked by the ammount of people wanting to help us move be it drive the bus or help moving the caravan.
Friday, 7 November 2008
Love and light
Creative Boom Scotland
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- My journey into the Abyss a brush with suicide
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- Mels poetry
- Some fellow bloggers i follow
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