“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Bank Holiday Week

Well we couldnt have asked for better weather - and what a week - we havent stopped; Ant fitted the new brake hoses, which solved the veering problem (and he even allowed me to drive half a mile up the road to my house as a result!). Matt did the MOT for us on Tuesday and apart from some minor headlight adjustments, Bee is in tip-top shape. :-)

We bought some new wood and spent a large part of the week making all new worktops which look amazing; Ant cut, carved and sanded whilst I stained and waxed each piece. The new sink is now in and has a proper posh matching wooden surround.

The curtains are now all hanging and to my surprise fit beautifully! however we did decide, (for health and sanity reasons) to visit my Auntie Pearl who is kindly going to make the matching cushion covers for the bed foam as I dont think my patience with the sewing machine will stretch that far.

The spare wheel is mounted and just needs a cover, the new under dash tray is fitted and the sink waste pipe is connected, but unfortunately we still cant find a suitable 3 way fridge.

Yesterday we went to 'Bug Lovin' at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, but didnt find anything we needed; quite a disappointing meet to be honest considering the £10 each entrance fee! But we did see a splitty which had been taken back to bare metal, laquered and done out as if it were a hawaian beach bar inside - was my fave out of the bunch. We have now come to the end of our week off and the Captain has agreed to let me repaint the wooden bed and seat frame, to get rid of the royal blue which no longer matches anything!

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