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The preparation begins……

17 Weeks to go. A casual remark from a Motorhome friend and blogger “the time will pass so quickly” sent us into a head spin this week. We sat in bed counting the weeks, discussing all the things we had to get done getting the house ready to rent, Christmas looming, and a new van to get kitted out (and enjoy). As the list of jobs got longer and longer we realised we had to seriously get our arses in gear if we want to get out of the house by […]

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Principles for clearing the house ready for renting

We’re starting the long process of clearing the house, ready to rent it out next March – theres a lot to do and a lot to clear out. For everything in the house we need to decide Will it be useful in the Van on our travels? Does it add value to the house? – it can stay with the house Do we need to keep it, or is it sentimental? – for storage Does anybody else want it? Can we sell it? Give it to the Charity shop Dump it ! […]

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Our new van is ordered

Having decided to put our house up for rent and go travelling, we soon realised out 6m Chausson wasn’t going to be big enough to hold all of the “stuff” we were going to need on our travels. Our awning, our inflatable kayak, two electric bikes, all of Phil’s fishing stuff, plus the myriad of extra things we’d need to carry for life on the road – we need a bigger van with a garage. Seeing as our van was also going to be our home for the next year […]

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