Thanks for all the comments on the last post - yep I'm still happy - even after a mammoth awning building session on Sunday morning. Quite simple 20 poles, one awning and 4 zip in panels. Just a matter of which of the 20 poles went with which - it took a long time and there might have been cross faces! Also the nonsense situation of the shortest person in the household (me) got given the tallest post to hold! Anyhow eventually we found the right combination and all parts are now labelled and diagram has been drawn and put into a very safe place!!
Here are a few before photos - I've not had time today for any cleaning so the afters won't happen for a little while though we've got a date in mind for our first trip away so it won't be long before it becomes more colourful and less neutral ;)
The outside (again)
Little sons bed - we could pull the bunk out and both boys sleep here but big son has no desire to sleep with his little brother just 18 inches above his head so he will be sleeping in the awning (and he's happy with that).
2 sofas combine to form a big and comfy bed for MrVV & I.
Catering area - 3 ring stove, grill, oven, sink and fridge (with plenty of wine chilling space).
Bathroom come travel storage area - complete with shower, fold down sink and a not photographed chemical loo! I don't think we'll use this area much unless we stay on a site without facilities or maybe that 3am dash across a field might become a thing of the past ;)
Hoping tomorrow I might be able to get out there and empty all the cupboards (lots of crockery was included) - clean them out and put things back in places that suit me. I keep finding things I've bought over the past year or so and am now putting them in a heap to move into the caravan.
Whilst I won't be doing any permanent decorating for a while, I think plenty of removable stuff will be going in - I've got some great postcards to brighten up the walls & cupboards, plans for bunting & cushion covers and almost one blanket to go out there.
Yep the one I started last June is almost finished - just a few ends to sew in - here's a sneak preview;
I've started on another one for the 2nd sofa and little son has picked colours for one for his bed too - big son pulled one of those 'You've got to be joking' faces when I offered to do one him!!
After all the driving on Saturday and awning building yesterday morning, MrVV wanted a walk yesterday. The hobbits of course didn't come so just the 2 of us headed to Aldeburgh late afternoon. The weather was lovely - warm enough for ice-cream and a walk along the pebbly beach. Even warm enough for my Crocs to make an appearance. Even that wasn't simple - I could find the right foot but the left one was hidden in the back of cupboard - of course for a long while I only wore the right one!
Right I think that's enough for tonight. I'll be back later in the week with pictures of the completed blanket, another flowery frock and hopefully some more colourful inside photos.
BTW good luck to anyone who's children are now into exam season - I know its Y6 SATS week and also the dreaded GCSE/AS/A levels have started too - big son has his first one next week - by half term he'll have finished his Science & English courses leaving him with 5 exams after the hols and then he'll be school free until September!!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx