Hey guys, you overlanders and other globetrotters pick up a lot of languages on the way, right? Well, last night, I sat on my bed and found myself looking into Mandarin (blame that virus) and realized how natural it is in a way. Many years ago, when China was only just starting to open itsContinue reading “Learning Chinese”
Yes, says George. In this post, I wrote that I had not heard yet of it happening in the UK. Now I have. I know of one woman in California who had police knock on her van and warn her that local regulations were changing. In practice, they haven’t been enforcing those new regulations there.Continue reading “Does the UK have a problem with van life?”
Lots and lots of rain in this KombiLife video, which first made me think it was recorded roughly in early November when I had planned to drive to the north and back and then decided that maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. Lots of flooding going on. (Now again, by the way. Or lastContinue reading “Happy New Year, (from the) UK!”
Lots of lovely accents, in fact. Such as that “ja, private space” solution”! Wunderbar! Toll! Genius, that door trick. And what about that handmade curtain at the front? The bus cost 6,900 Canadian and they spent the same amount on the build. All in all, it cost about 15,000 Canadian. That CUBIC mini woodstove alsoContinue reading “Schoolbus with German accent”
A fun watch that may provide you with inspiration for how to create your own solutions. I saw something really cool on LinkedIn, too, recently. I wish I had saved it. A highly flexible piece of furniture. I think it was Dutch. I repurpose a lot of stuff and that too can turn into aContinue reading “Space-saving furniture”
Here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50856193 These folks live in Hastings, which is totally not in Wales. Maybe I missed something. They’re about to hit the road with their small son. What triggered it for them was a missed mortgage payment.
Plus tour of Amsterdam and Camping Zeeburg. I’m not gonna tell you guys where to buy your chips. (Although I happen to know a place in Southampton that’s won a few national competitions, the chippie around the corner from where I live is pretty good too. That was the fourth local chippie I’d tried; theContinue reading “Oh no! Ginjey Bear’s parked herself in a Dutch tree!”
He’s certainly picking all the tomatoes in life! (Plus he likes birds. The feathered kind!) He’s a bit like Mevi, methinks. In some ways. Or maybe Mevi is a bit like him. But in other ways, Mevi and Andy are opposites.
With Tom and Brooke. And Thor the dog. In the UK, highway rest stops are called “services”. You’ll see the signs along the motorways and you can fill up on lots of things there. They’re a little bit like miniature airport surroundings, without the planes and stuff, where you can also fuel up your vehicle.Continue reading “Come along on a drive to Cornwall!”
Surely, Stormzy is not the only one who feels this way. I decided that I’d better let everyone digest the news that we are in for several years of undiluted Tory abuse in the UK before I broke into the topic of what this may mean for van lifers.
There are lots and lots of travelling nurses.
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”
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!”
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”
Except, for me, it would be coffee. Right away.