Keeping kool at Kelburn (sorry!)

I’m still here! It’s been a jam-packed few weeks, I was at Kelburn Garden Party 29th June – 2nd July, sleeping in the van for three nights, and spending the gloriously-sunny days running around dressed as a mermaid in the Fungasm Gameshow. If you haven’t heard of it, you should. It’s mad!

Then I had three manic days in the office before flying to Portugal for a week’s yoga retreat at Omassim, Ericeira. It was absolutely perfect! If you haven’t heard of it, you should. Veggie food, massage, seaside, yoga, meditation, wonderful people…

So while I’ve been a Hippy For About Three Weeks, not a lot has happened to the van. However, since it was absolutely frickin’ roasting the weekend of Kelburn (high 20s?! in Scotland?! More people in the medics tent for sunstroke than alcohol-induced mishaps?!)

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The van gets super hot when parked in the sun. This makes for sweaty sleeping conditions. I’d been wondering what contraption I could come up with to counteract this, then it kind of struck me to just keep it simple…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I spent £2 in Go Outdoors on these window shades, and a fiver on this foil shade thing at Tesco.

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Not particularly special but they do the job! Plus they give a bit of extra privacy so I can get changed in the van without worrying about flashing the folks in the vehicle next door, and they fold up tiny so when driving they fit in the glove compartment.

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Yes, these photos were taken on my street – I was too busy having a great time at Kelburn to take pictures 🙂

I’m aiming to be a little more productive over the next few weeks – I’ve ordered a sample of the material I’m planning to insulate with, and also have the fabric that will be my wall coverings. So hopefully, I’ll have more to report in the not-too-distant future.

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