Premonition and Timing!

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We were just chatting about the van completion and how unfortunate the timing is, completing the van and then not being able to go anywhere in it. It’s worse than just that, I’m a proper master of timing I am! … Read More

Travels in Forrest/BFG

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Although, as per my last post, BFG (Big Friendly Giant) isn’t going to be going anywhere for the foreseeable future when we do get away it will, of course, be in the new van so this site will effectively become … Read More

Travels in BFG, or NOT!!!

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BFG (Big Friendly Giant) as the new van conversion is called, is pretty much finished now, just in time to go – NOWHERE! In the current situation, any travel away in our newly converted campervan would be just plain irresponsible … Read More

Solar Panel Fitted Now

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It’s a bonny day here in Westray today so it was time to crack on and get the solar panel fitted. This is the last “big” job of the conversion. I’m well pleased, it is a sunny day but at … Read More

First Trip Out

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Our visit to the hospital in Aberdeen was cancelled due to Corona Virus concerns. We toyed with using the ferry bookings to go on our first trip out to the Highlands of Scotland. We did think that might be a … Read More

Nearly finished now!

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Nearly everything is done now. Certainly, he is ready for a trip away when we’re ready. Unfortunately, circumstances mean we can’t get away before the end of the month. We still have the side decals to fit and the solar … Read More

Cracking On Now!

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Another good day today. Working with Gareth we managed to get the diesel heater fitted. When we tested the heater I was well pleased with how quickly and well it heated the van. Clearly all the insulation we fitted was … Read More

Wiring, rain stopped play!

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I made a start on the wiring yesterday. I got all the “panel” components mounted and the battery bank wired up, then it started to rain! Oh well, here’s the layout anyway (above). UPDATE: I’ve got all the heavy duty … Read More

Making Good Headway Now…

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I’m afraid I’ve not been keeping up with posts of my work on BFG. I’ve managed to get quite a bit done since my last post. In the post header you can see the roof vent/fan installed now. This is … Read More

Progress with Habitation Units

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It hasn’t really been convenient to work on the inside of the van whilst Gareth has been working on the bodywork repairs which are looking grand now – There is still al little bit more tarting up to do but … Read More

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