The cash was handed over, the log book entry filed and the great big jangling keyring with 8 keys changed hands. I'd totally forgotten how old cars have keys for doors, ignition, petrol cap etc all seperate let alone all the additional ones that come with a campervan.
The drive home was nowehere near as scary as I'd feared. Once I had actually got her started and staying ticking over (manual choke, a blast from the past!) and wrestled with listening to revs and deciding which of the not gears but letters on the not-a-gear-stick made the most appropriate noise all was well. It felt good to be high up and I don't think the length or breadth is much more than my people carrier actually.
I even got so confident at one point that I wound the window down and stuck my elbow out :) It took some manourvering to get her onto the drive and we have actually rejiggled her again since but she fits just fine and looks great :)
So, some pictures to introduce her properly seem in order:
This is the view from the bunk, on the left is the sofa / bed / table and on the right is worktop over storage, heater and fridge. There are storage cupboards along both sides. At the back of the van is the kitchen area, a bathroom and that all important rear windscreen.
The fridge is super clever and can be run on gas, battery or mains hook up. We have ordered a hook up converter to fit to the end of the hook up lead so we can run everything off mains at home on the drive and at hosts with outside electric supply. I can't get this picture to rotate but you get the idea. It has 2 shelves, a tiny ice box for frozen bits and plenty of storage in the door.
Fold that work top back and you expose the sink and hob
Fold back the cupboard which slots into a recess underneath and you expose the oven and grill too. Under the sink is a cupboard complete with cutlery tray and a double cupboard for more storage.