Written by Caroline
31.03.2011 - 01.04.2011
Nerys is the name of our lovely van. An eleven year old Fiat Ducato 5.5 metre beauty...or is it beast. 2.8 litre engine, pretty good miles per gallon and waiting for its MOT next week (yes I am nervous...we leave in two weeks time, on Wednesday 20 April).
Here's the inside of our home for the next nine months. Captain chairs were a must and we have a solar panel and two leisure batteries to keep us going when we are camping in farmers fields over night - France Passion. We are not sneaking into someones cow field!
She has all the mod cons. I am not walking across a field to go for a wee in the middle of the night.
I bought her on July 16th 2010 and Alan and I took her straight to Latitude Festival. She has done nine trips, with friends and a couple of days just me and Nerys so we could acquaint oursevves. The cam belt has just been replaced and the first engine breakage has happened, so just a glass to break on the floor and we are ready to go :-)
We are sleeping in the van this weekend because we have friends and little ones filling the house and this is not the first time she has been used as a spare room. We've done 3,000 miles already. OK, no more car facts - packing and leaving the house next.