I like her energy

It may help those who are offended that I categorize her as an older woman – which I understand! – to know that I have a few years on her and I know that she and I in theory still have about half a life ahead. That is so funny about people who consider everyoneContinue reading “I like her energy”

THAT makes me feel a lot better!

I can’t help but notice how often it happens that people are telling the camera that they’re not going to get the van ready in time… Then they show us a van filled with tools but not much of anything else, adding that they need to be out of their brick-and-mortar home in a weekContinue reading “THAT makes me feel a lot better!”

A Scottish van called Moragh

This van surfer ain’t Scottish, though. I like the design. Lots of wood! A van build by Rustic Simplicity, apparently. I haven’t found the large ceramic bowl that she uses as a sink, and I wouldn’t want one for a sink, but if you do, maybe this large plant pot or this 29-cm bowl belowContinue reading “A Scottish van called Moragh”


Purple (grid support tech) sounds like a good deal. It’s quite expensive, though and not available in the UK yet. This van looks really cosy, so I hunted around for a tour or build video. Turns out they have lots of them. That cedar, they milled it themselves. See below. The ten lessons include aContinue reading “Purple”

Aldi offers

Spotted at Aldi this evening. (Took photos but am not able to upload them.) Workzone multipurpose insulation material. £8.99 It’s a roll. You can buy it online, here*:https://www.aldi.co.uk/multi-purpose-insulation-wrap/p/021461310799100 They also have a multi-layer foil insulation quilt on sale, I notice, for £64.99. Available online, here*: https://www.aldi.co.uk/multi-layer-foil-insulation-quilt/p/010791259759300   Gorilla tape. Silver. £3.99. Not available online. GorillaContinue reading “Aldi offers”

Exclusively for non-vanlifers with treadmills

Yo, you wannabes in a house that does not move and has more space. Do you happen to have a mechanical treadmill and do you feel that you’re getting old or think that the belt no longer works properly, maybe because too much dust has gotten into the thing or whatever? Change your shoes! WhatContinue reading “Exclusively for non-vanlifers with treadmills”

Is this the ultimate non-disposable coffee cup?

One of the things I learned this morning was that there is now a kind of mug – a really expensive kind of mug I should add – that controls the temperature of your beverage via an app. And it seems to be unexpectedly popular. Not the kind of mug you’d toss in the bin,Continue reading “Is this the ultimate non-disposable coffee cup?”

How much it cost to convert Custard

With these links under the video: PMS 3 controller – https://amzn.to/2mo1CIA Dometic 12v Fridge – https://amzn.to/2mHx4Sl Thetford Oven – http://bit.ly/2WiWP9g 210w Solar panel and brackets https://amzn.to/2mM5kfx https://amzn.to/2mFtc4j 2 Hob burner https://amzn.to/2l6sv3R Safe https://amzn.to/2mM4Oy7 Thetford Porta Potti Toilet https://amzn.to/2lf8Qi5 Water pump https://amzn.to/2mnnow5 Small fiamma bathroom vent https://amzn.to/2mg4Tdh Yes, these are their links. I hope they workContinue reading “How much it cost to convert Custard”

Meet Hannah (and eh Mav’)

What I really like about watching these van life videos is getting to “meet” all these so very different people who are all just, well, wonderful, and with whom I might not ever connect in real life (though coincidences can sometimes play the craziest tricks on you). Not to mention the wonderful music I getContinue reading “Meet Hannah (and eh Mav’)”

Windows in the roof!

Another one of my favourite builds and this person too has a really good aura. Windows in the roof are a brilliant idea. She too has one of those wonderful slide-out tables, and lots of wood. I found her heater (see heating page). I was not able to find the HyperVent underlay in the UK,Continue reading “Windows in the roof!”

Clearing your debts – and saving up!

Meet Sammi. I love this one too. Rrrustic. That’s the word. Cosy and comfy. Warm. Can be done in 6 weeks, she says, and most of what she used cost very little. And it looks smashing. Water butts. What on earth is a water butt, I ended up wondering shortly after I moved to Britain.Continue reading “Clearing your debts – and saving up!”