This site exists to share the adventures I hope to have over the coming years. The title is borowed from the old Negro spiritual and from Martin Luther King’s famous 1963 speech, ‘I have a Dream’ , ‘Free at last, free at last; thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’  It perfectly describes my sense having almost finished working and finished bringing up a family as I plan and prepare for as many years as I am able, living and travelling in France, Italy and Spain and perhaps further afield. I hope that my blog  will be interesting for those who read it; that it may encourage those tempted to do something similar, and may provide an interesting record of all that I experience and enjoy as I prepare and travel.

In addition to my thoughts and reflections on people I meet, places I visit and the pleasures and challenges of a different way of life, I shall record, in as much detail as possible, the process of building a motorhome. It has its own tab as it may not be to everyone’s taste. It will be supplemented with photos and videos that  I hope will make the process more comprehensible. On the links page I will reference all the sites and companies I have found helpful.

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Wow! What an inspiration. I’m also planning a trip around Europe in a bid to be free and to wander! 🙂 I love the site and have only just stumbled across it having been converting my 2002 LWB Movano gradually over the last year and a bit! I have got to the stage of needing to cut a 25mm hole in the bottom of the van for the water outlet, however I’m struggling to find diagrams of where is safe to cut. Currently my sink is just behind the cab divide, driver’s side, opposite the side door. Do you know anywhere I can find a diagram of what is happening under the floor!? Or maybe you know yourself?

    • Hi Sam,
      Thanks for your kind comments. I am pleased that the site helps you with your planning. As far as the floor is concerned, there is not much to worry about. You can see from underneath where the box sections run and where the brake pipes are. If it looks clear, it is! Drill a pilot hole to check, then use your hole cutter. Is your sink draining into a waste tank underneath?
      Best wishes


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