Tuesday, 29 September 2009

weekend away in the £20 caravan

look at this view - nice isnt it - this is just up the road from our house at a place called wild rose caravan park - its on the net look it up

so we took the £20 caravan out for a shake down and a try out to see how it all worked
it all worked well and the awning we had lying about fitted as well - bonus
we only stayed for two days (one night) but it was long enough to try it all out and test everything and it did go well
it did rain for a bit and we stayed dry , it got a bit cold and we stayed warm so i would say 'result' and well worth all the effort
next job plenty of polish and its ready for lots of weekends away over the indian summer were going the get this back end
inbetween hands we have started to put a new bathroom in the house(big job) - never a dull moment at our house
pics and words to follow - watch this space

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

the view from the cab

car drivers are stupid

bit general that but bear with me and you may see why

approaching roadworks etc the traffic allways backs up why? - its the chancers in the outside lane trying to get in at the last minute - yes you have seen it and yes its all their fault and you are perfect of course - or are you? - if you are one of the ones who let them in at the cones you are just as bad because if we all stopped letting them back in they would not do it in the first place - get yourselves in the correct lane by at least the 600yd marker and keep the traffic flowing and we can all get there quicker

the third lane slip road manouvre

yes we have all seen this and boy is it annoying and damn suicidal to say the least
if you see the mile marker for your junction you should be getting accross to the inside lane ready for your exit by at least the 1/2 mile marker - yes you will probably have to slow down to do this and yes you may lose valuable milliseconds on your journey but have you ever seen the damage a wagon does to a car when it 'T' bones it?

little point of note here - crash tests are done by driving into walls and things like other cars and usually test for front impacts and some even for side impact as these are the most common none of these tests involve ploughing a 44 TON wagon into them - odds are if a wagon hits you you wont be in any fit state to argue about it - its your life think about it

slip roads

your comming down the slip road and joining the road what do you do?
if the roads empty no problem just keep indicating and join the road into the first lane and away you go
the problem comes when ther is other traffic on the road
valuable thing to remmember here those dotted lines to your right are give way lines which means you have to give way to whatever is already on the road
if you are lucky some one will see you trying to join and if they can will move over a lane and let you out if not its up to you to give way of course and that usually involes having to slow down and losing valuable milliseconds again

thats it for the rant this week as you can guess i have been cut up a few times this week so have to get it out of my system
a big thankyou to the other drivers out there that have given way and driven while thinking of other people as well - you are few and far between but much needed - have a good week!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

£20 caravan update

its the £20 caravan looking very respectable at last so read on and see what we have done

you will remember that mass of wires i had to sort out - well it took a while but i have bossed them and nearly every everything works now

scrubbed the outside again so getting better now - still needs polished but that can wait

the floor is all down now and looks good - walls painted looking brighter

all cleaned washed and polished looks and smells much better

see the mass of wires has now gone - all works but just wired into blocks for now - i need to find some switches and then i can make a panel to cover the wires and put in all the switches and it will look nice - but for now it just works even if it doesnt look pretty