I go full time tomorrow night! Any tips or advice?

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Fill up with fuel!!!

Find easy going places to stop.

Get a slow cooker for winter, BBQ for summer!

Give more to the relationship than you take.

Don't forget to study!!

Cheers James
 
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Jack... I LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO YOUR VAN. Wow. What a cosy pad it now is.

Tidy up as you go along. Living in small space is difficult. Hug.

Thanks Joy! I have been washing up / tidying immediately otherwise the mess will stress me out in such a small space.

I was wondering about my choice of van size but I don't think I'd want to live in anything smaller now I'm all packed up and in there.

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No idea if you have parking sorted.

But a mate at Oxford uni rented a student house with about 5 bedrooms and it came with a student doing a Phd who lived in a caravan in the garden.

He chipped in with the bills and used the loo/shower which was right by the back door, but that was all they ever saw of him.

So get in with some of the students that don't live in halls, ideally those with large houses with big gardens, and you may find a permanent place to park
 
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No idea if you have parking sorted.

But a mate at Oxford uni rented a student house with about 5 bedrooms and it came with a student doing a Phd who lived in a caravan in the garden.

He chipped in with the bills and used the loo/shower which was right by the back door, but that was all they ever saw of him.

So get in with some of the students that don't live in halls, ideally those with large houses with big gardens, and you may find a permanent place to park

My mate wants me to park on his drive but it's on quite a major slope. Enjoying moving around ATM, although it's early days still!

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Thought I'd share some pics of last night's park up where I saw deer on my morning walk! šŸ¦Œ Twenty minutes away from the railway station I have been using. You wouldn't see that living in student accommodation!

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Where is that ? I think i stayed there once on one of my trips south

I would tell you via PM but I can't find the button on my mobile. Useless cretin that I am with all things tech. If you want to know PM me (assuming you're cleverer than me). But it's fairly north in the country to begin with!
 
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Some news today about my adventure. And some of you have predicted this already. But first...

Another stunning park up. The first one I have arrived at and had to get the litter picker out. Loads of cans of lager scattered about. Picked them up in no time. I never want to park up around it, because people will assume it is mine and it may give us a bad name. I was the only one there when I arrived at 8 in the evening but by 11 am the car park was getting full of weekend dog walkers. I spent quite a while chatting to a lovely lady about living in the van, who was very supportive of my new lifestyle.

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The news....

The adventure will be coming to an end sooner than expected. My lovely girlfriend has decided to relocate up here so we can be together. So it's back to bricks and mortar! However we don't plan to move until mid - late November so I have at least another month living a lifestyle I've wanted to try for years and to explore this beautiful county. Two weeks at it now and I'm loving it!

It's far from sad though. The idea of living with her makes me very happy, so don't feel too sorry for me!
 
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Aww Jack. Does she not fancy sharing your lifestyle for just 12 months. You were so excited and enthusiastic about it.

Good luck sunshine whatever you do. X

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There is still the weekend / long breaks between terms for adventures!!
Or is the new lady love not into that?
Best of look at uni !


Don't worry. I'll not be getting rid of the van. She enjoys it too, but doesn't want to live in it full time with the pooch too while we try and balance both of us working and me at uni etc.
 
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