Spent the past week house sitting for my ex partner Niki, looking after the dog, cat and a host of others. It's given me the time to work on Lottie my campervan a little. I've fitted a solar panel on the roof and wired it up to the leisure batteries via a solar regulator and digital display unit. Living in the house feels a little strange but I've taken advantage of the situation by using Niki's washing machine. I've had a ton of shirts in the camper that I haven't worn for what seems like years, I'm a tee-shirt and jeans man theses days, so took the opportunity to have a good sort out. I washed all the shirts and ironed them, something I haven't done for ages, and appreciate even more the benefits of wearing stuff thats easy to wear, washes easily and doesn't need ironing. I'll make up a bag of most of the shirts and put them in a charity box, that way someone can benefit from them.
I've also had a root through the other storage areas in the van and have thrown a fair bit of other stuff away. Living in a campervan for awhile you realise that it's not what you have but how little you need. When I first took to the road I had far too many possessions, most of which I didn't need, and although it was hard at first it's been good to rid myself of things I thought I couldn't do without. It also makes me realise how much money I wasted buying those things in the first place.
It seems I've been travelling all my life. For the past eight years I've been following a simple, nomadic lifestyle, living and traveling full time in a camper van and meeting with other like minded travellers.
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