… Jess for short. Postman Pat has a red van. His cat’s called Jess. Obviously.
We got her last weekend from Corby, just around the corner from the Wheetabix factory. She’s a beauty. A 1993 Renault Trafic Romance Autosleeper. The guy who had her before us is a mechanic and really looked after her. Engine re build and full re-spray last year. She’s in amazing condition considering her age. She’s been put back together in as close to the original state as he could get her.
A slow potter up the motorway was something I’ve not done for a while. Since out last van Clover. There’s something quite therapeutic about sitting behind a lorry for a couple of hours with no need (or ability) to overtake or be in a rush.
She’s got a pop top with space for 2 up there and ‘downstairs’ converts into either two single beds or a double bed from a 2×2 bench and table set up. In the back there’s a cooker, a fridge, a grill and a few dinky little cupboards.
Nothing special planned just yet, but we’re now fully kitted up and adventure ready again. We’ve missed having a van.