Last time I posted I said I’d introduce you to Tilly properly.
We bought Tilly at the end of October. She’d been owned for the last 5 years by a firm of solicitors who’d used her for a marketing campaign – so she’d been looked after but not loved. However, due to covid, she hadn’t been on any real outings for a year and hubby needed to tinker with her engine to get her running more smoothly.
He also removed the solicitors’ slogan using a credit card and a hair dryer.
Tilly’s interior is the original layout – which was what we wanted, because it gives car phobic Harry a middle seat to travel on. We’ve also found that even modern vans with no middle seat leave you stretching uncomfortably to reach the table if you’re sat at the cab end.
Hubby’s been very busy removing the interior and painting and varnishing the wood. There was a point where almost the entire van innards filled the hall, but Hubby tidied up and they now only reside on the upstairs landing, in lovely eldest’s bedroom and lovely littlest’s bedroom! Goodness knows where they’ll go if anyone comes home to visit.
Although Tilly’s curtains were almost brand new, we (I) didn’t like them.
I’m going to replace them and have been hunting for suitable fabric, but have had trouble making my mind up.
Tilly also has her own Instagram account. If you’d like to follow she’s @T2Tilly – although I’m sure I’ll be occasionally posting on here about her too.
Until next time,