No sleep till Portsmouth

Yawn! It’s 4.40am Monday morning…..

Haven’t been able to sleep for the last three nights!

Been working constantly on the camper, getting it all ready, and these last two days have been a real team effort, so thanks everyone!

Ian finished the service and new parts of the car engine etc. We got the radio installed (woohoo!) and Steweee flew in to rescue our electric nightmares, declaring our camper fully supercharged at about 3pm. Phil worked on everything and we finally got the rock n roll bed in, with seat belts and kiddy seats. Mundo came round for a bit of shock and awe (Steve! upload the video to youtube and post comment!).

Bit of a daddy moment there, when I saw the kiddy seats in the back. Had to hold the tears back in front of the manly mechanic types….

Surprise of the day? Getting our retro black and silver (and highly illegal) number plates in time. Nice…..

Time for the interior….

Struggling with door cards at 7am, waking the neighbourhood up. Went to B&Q, came back with MDF and Butt Hinges……

Then Rob our lord and saviour came round with the family and we got to work doing manly things with my £15 jigsaw. Cheers Rob!!!!

Finally, and surprise of the day coming from Dennis (Thank you SO much!)…

We have AIR CON! I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!

We  have AIRCON!

We have AIRCON!

Me and Kate worked until I don’t know last night, and we’ve broken the back of it. It actually looks like a camper. Not got chance yet to take photos, but we’ve got the bench and toilet in, Lino, Fully clean and carpeted cabin.

One day to go……

Need to install pop top rubber seal, curtains, air con (!), upstairs bedding, pop top windows, test awning, clean as much as we can and pack it all in 24 hours. And I need some kip (Plenty of time for that on the ferry)

Portsmouth, here we come!!!!!

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4 Comments on "No sleep till Portsmouth"

  1. Mrs Barritt
    17/08/2009 at 9:32 am Permalink

    Gwyn … hoping you’ll enjoy every bump you meet and that y’all don’t get too saddle sore! Also hoping that those solders stay in place before you arrive home again! Well done that man! Not symps to Kate and the children … but RESPECT! ;-)

    Keep us posted … but have a wonderful time!

    Glyn ;-)

  2. Adam
    17/08/2009 at 10:26 am Permalink

    Ey up!

    Your Camper looks mint! Can’t believe you haven’t hurt yourself using that jigsaw!!! Couldn’t tell whether the thing was actually plugged in, or just a ’stunt’ jigsaw used for photo purposes……..

    Just got back from Marseilles where it was 36C – they’ve had no rain for 3 months – so I hope you like it hot! I agree with Mundo – you’ll be fine when you’re moving, but if you get stuck in traffic turn your engine off! (I didn’t, and was stuck in Strasbourg for a week getting my van fixed!!!). Dead jealous about your trip – it’ll be ace!

    Hope you all have a fantastic time and I’ll see you on the other side.


  3. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    17/08/2009 at 5:17 pm Permalink

    Cheers and Hwyl Fawr to you all!

    If there is anything you want at any time of the day or night – CALL ME!!!


    Yer Dad ap.

  4. Bob
    17/08/2009 at 6:32 pm Permalink

    Hwyl Fawr chaps !

    The camper is looking ready to set sail… Which explains the oversize steering wheel and engine at the back !


    Pleased to help out – I’ve added my bits to Phil’s invoice, OK!


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