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Monday, 20 June 2011

Move that thing

After finally moving the few cubic metres of earth tp make room we moved that thing into place.  It was quite an adventure, but I better not go into detail in case the local traffic police read my blog.

Suufice to say that the caravan was given to us by our friends Sarah and Alex, who inheritited it with their house some 30 km up the valley.  The previous owners had left a load of stuff in it, which in turn has now passed into our possession.  Some of this stuff is and will be useful, others bits less so.  Some of the things you may spot on the little slide show below, including numerous board games, pots and pans as well as camping crockery and cutlery, various types of glue, hundreds of light bulbs, bedding, towels, various shoes, some my size, some Susan's size, some someone else's size, 2 wooly hats, 2 pairs of wooly socks, 2 baseball caps, one of them inscribed 'Spice Boy', 2 pairs of brand new swimming goggles, a set of party hats, a beach ball, an iron board and iron (I've never ironed anything in my life!), a pair of half length corduroy shorts my size, a catering size can of instant coffee approximately 37 years old (I hate Necafe), 27 packets of painkiller, 17 bottles of suntan lotion plus numerous creams, potions and lotions (ask Susan about the details...)...

So Sarah and Alex, if you recognise any of the above as unintentionally left, say so now and if anyone else use for one or the other of these items, we may have some spare.  Ask for details.

Well, we moved that thing, now we just have to clean it and tidy up.  Cousin Barti is off on a well deserved holiday next week and is going to be replaced by two helpXers who will be the first to stay in there.

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9 comments:

Babette Gallard and Paul Chinn said...

Is this the new guest room? Looks good.

Heiko said...

It is indeed! Booked up until the 9th so far... :)

sunflower said...

wow! It's in much better nick inside than I imagined...a real asset!
and the pink spice boy hat is pretty sassy too ;)

Mr. H. said...

Wow, no wonder Bart needs a vacation. So your parked just off the road and I assume your gardens are below right? This shoud be a very nice addition to your empire and as you suggested previously allow you to stay on the land for longer periods of time. Very good.

Heiko said...

Sunflower, it's in remarkably good shape. And about the cap... you wouldn't know the previous owners were a gay couple ;)

Mr.H, indded the land is below the caravan. We're very much hoping it stays that way. There's a big olive tree on one side and a large chestnut on the other side. Hopefully they give the terrace sufficient support.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well done with getting the van into position, seventeen bottles of suntan lotion! It goes off so why why would anyone acquire that many bottles I wonder :)

Heiko said...

LindyLou, the previous owners seemed quite keen on all kinds of chemicals, including rat poison, really horrible cleaning agents, etc... Brrr!!!

Veggie PAK said...

It really looks like it's in very good shape! I know you'll make good use of it. Congrats on getting it in place. Now go rest!

growinginmygarden said...

Ooh lots of that stuff will be very very useful, especially the suntan lotion, which costs a fortune!