Campervan for sale

Campervan for sale

After years (literally) of promising that I’d selling it it has finally happened – the campervan is at last for sale on Ebay: http://tinyurl.com/davesvan. There are additional photos here. I’ve set up a Facebook group for the sharing of happy memories, photographs, poetry etc. (Aside: Please forgive me by the way if I don’t become…

I bought this camper van ten years ago today

I bought this camper van ten years ago today

According to the registration document I bought this campervan on 30 June 1999. It has accompanied me on holidays, house moves, festivals, travels and excursions. It has been used for many significant events, such as the departure vehicle on our wedding day and it even carried my canvasses to the Lambeth Conference. Unfortunately for various…

Simon's bus

This is the bus that my friend Simon uses for his youthwork project. The video allows you to look around it from the comfort of your computer chair. I always like looking around buses. They are like campervans, but bigger. If you have a bus, campervan, mobile home, boat, shed, outbuilding or something else interesting…

Simon’s bus

This is the bus that my friend Simon uses for his youthwork project. The video allows you to look around it from the comfort of your computer chair. I always like looking around buses. They are like campervans, but bigger. If you have a bus, campervan, mobile home, boat, shed, outbuilding or something else interesting…

I am a menace to society

I am a menace to society

Sorry everyone. I would like to point out that my van does not present a blockage to the emergency services. There is plenty of room for them to get past. However, the refuse and cleansing operational services (bin men) have to reverse around a corner and so I can see why they would think my…

Why the campervan must go

Why the campervan must go

This picture demonstrates why I am going to have to get rid of my campervan. When they built the houses in our road they did so with minimal parking at the front and access to the parking spaces behind via this little tunnel under an ornamental roof. Sadly the van is too high by a…

Camper van being towed

Camper van being towed

Above: My campervan being towed to the garage yesterday by the very kind men from Grange Service Station in Rayleigh. It is having a new starter motor fitted (again) and by some miracle has passed the MOT only needing new wiper blades (again). It is looking likely that we will therefore have it for Greenbelt,…

Inane chatter

Inane chatter

The weekend has been terribly busy so I haven’t been able to blog until now, 10pm on Sunday, an almost unheard-of occurrence. This is a brief account of what we did. It’s OK, but not that interesting. Yesterday we went to Cheltenham for a party. There were lots of musicians and spies there. Really. GCHQ…

Campervan vicar

Seeing as we’re talking about experimental mobile ministers here is a story from the Oxford diocesan newspaper ‘the Door’ about a Vicar who goes and sits in his campervan all day. The BBC reported on the story a year or two ago too. The idea is that parishioners come and ‘share tea and religious discussion’….

I am legal again

As far as drawing cartoons goes at least. See these links which explain how our government lost its vote because of an inability to do counting: Independent Online Edition > Blair’s no-show causes defeat on hatred Bill BBC NEWS | Politics | Ministers lose religious bill bid The Times: Rowan Atkinson celebrates Government defeat (By…

The people of Essex make their feelings clear

The people of Essex make their feelings clear

I am beginning to think that some of the people of Essex do not love me. I keep getting little notes saying that I am not welcome as long as I drive a white campervan. At least this one was polite unlike the last one which was really quite severe in its tone. I’ll try…

The Caravan Gallery

A caravan turned into an art gallery which tours the country. It shows wryly observed drawings, photographs and collages and is “particularly drawn to absurd anomalies and curious juxtapositions“. The caravan, in case you were wondering, is a diminutive mustard model (circa 1969), with white walls and beech floor on the inside. Sounds a bit…

My first day of self employment

Today is my first day as an officially self employed person. I woke up determined to get going in an efficient and productive manner. I’ve been at Maddie_C’s house as it has been her Easter holiday but I was all set to return to my house this morning. So, I jumped into the van, turned…