Back in the UK and sufficiently recovered from my jet lag, I joined Nick to lavish some more attention on Squiffy, and in particular on… Read More »Clamp down
Charity car painting!
London2Sydney fever hit the USA on Saturday when my venerable 1988 VW Fox which has served me so faithfully during my time in America got… Read More »Charity car painting!
Back on the road
Great news today: after her extensive engine overhaul, our van, Squiffy, is back on the road! As always, you can read all about the work… Read More »Back on the road
An unexpected prelude to the long-awaited finale
An early start saw us at L.A. Performance once again to begin the final preparations before Squiffy’s engine would be ready to be reunited with Squiffy herself. Nick and I set to work sorting through the jigsaw of tinware pieces (exchanging many quizzical glances and shrugs–it’s quite an exercise in spatial reasoning!). Meanwhile, Lee put… Read More »An unexpected prelude to the long-awaited finale
The London2Sydney diary is now online! We’re keeping a record of everything we’ve been doing as we prepare for our journey, and we’ve already made… Read More »Diary online
Happy Birthday london2sydney.org
London2Sydney.org is one year old today! So to celebrate we’ve given the London2Sydney expedition website a fresh new look, as we’ve got a lot more… Read More »Happy Birthday london2sydney.org
While attempting to get a good night’s sleep in one of Squiffy’s upstairs bunks, the last thing we’d want is for her pop-up roof to come crashing down on us. Unfortunately, Squiffy’s pop-up roof had managed to convince us of its potential as a death-trap, and so demanded our attention. Once elevated, Squiffy’s roof was… Read More »Strutting about…
The engine saga begins…
With all the efforts going into Squiffy’s interior, we didn’t want to neglect the most important part of our van: the engine. We were going to be asking a lot of it come July, so we wanted to make sure that Squiffy was being propelled by an engine that was up to the challenge. Despite… Read More »The engine saga begins…
On carpeting a wall
Feeling buoyant after yesterday’s successful day’s work we attacked the wall project again with vigour. With the insulation already in place, the next step was to trap it behind a sturdy piece of board which would also provide us with a secure surface onto which to mount our delightful carpet.
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