....So said a fortune cookie I ate the day before taking the Gaia bus to Mayfly a one day festival my friends and I were helping to put on as part of our Autumn Shift project. Gaia was loaded with a giant orange tent skin and off we went to an Oxford farm. That night the sky turned sharp orange and we danced into the night. I popped back to London to pick up my girlfriend and my two French lodgers as well as my mates Mr Nenke and Victoria from Bell Lane. Before heading back to London after the wonderful festival a less wonderful clunking sound made itself heard. The bolts holding the wheel bearings on the front axle (which allows the wheels to turn at different speeds when turning corners) had come loose. As a quick fix I borrowed an Allen key to tighten them up but an expensive replacement was going to be a must. Through this blog I want to take you through the highs and lows of VW van ownership (there are definitely more highs) and I hope I am able to make it clear how seriously I take my stewardship of this historic vehicle.
I'd just like to say that I could never have got on the road with this beautiful orange behemoth without the technical help of my poppy, cheers Alan! And the support of my mammy, Cheers Vix!