Skip to main content

Bus Life Continues (aka, Why I'm a Rubbish Blogger)

Well, long time no blog. Sorry guys. I officially suck at this!

Here's what we've been up to...

The bus now has a completed bedroom (except for the back wall, which will soon have a door put in it that will lead to the new bathroom). It is gorgeous, like a little log cabin, all wood and cosy. I will post photos soon, I promise. The floor is stunning but the long shelves are my favourite bit, they hold a lot of books!

The lounge is taking shape slowly. We have ripped out the old settee, moved the table and chairs (which are actually the original coach seats and table!) to the other side of the bus, we have built the new window frames (we are shrinking the windows) and 3/4 of the ceiling is up. The ceiling is incredible! I am so, so proud of Justin! It's arched like an old Gypsy caravan and it looks amazing! We are awaiting the new light fixtures and a few bits of wood in order to finish it and when it's done, I promise I will post pics. For now, there are a few on my Facebook (Trish Tishylou Hills) and Twitter (@Tishylou). It is just awesome! We are currently sitting on my moon chairs (comfy garden furniture) while we make the final decisions on the sofa size and placement. All in all, Yolo the Eco Bus is coming along nicely! We've been toasty warm and dry during the cold winter, don't worry!

In other news, we've been trying to get lots of work done so that when the nice weather comes, we are more free to enjoy it. We can kind of hoard our stock and it will sell continuously without much help from us, so make hay before the sun shines, I guess! This means, though, that I haven't been reading much. Sorry people! I've been listening to audio books while I work, which is cool but I have hardly read anything at all! I have a commitment to keep for a book that's being re-launched on March 5th called Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (from Poppy Stimson) so I am working on that one now. It is really intriguing. Also trying to find time to finish The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman. I am LOVING it and really, really want to finish it! I will, I promise! Next up will be Leaves for Chloe by Pat Elliott.

So, that's what we've been up to. Things are good, we are happy and this has been the best thing we've ever done! I can't wait to see what happens next!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Books of The Year 2018!!

Hello you beautiful people! It's that time of the year again, time to round up the books I have read in 2018 and tell you which ones made my list. I love and hate this in equal measure. I love looking back on my reads from the year but I hate feeling like I left off a book that I loved or missed a hidden gem. I worked long and hard on this list and I feel really good about it this year. I have read 53 out of the 45 books I had hoped to read this year, so I'm pretty pleased with that.

So, here we go!

Best Character In A Series: DI Natalie Ward written by Carol Wyer

Best Debut: The Lido by Libby Page

Best Memoir: I have a tie here between Eat. Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon    AND 
Born In The Bed You Were Made by Brooklyn James

Children's/YA Book: We Are Young by Cat Clarke

Most Surprising Book: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting. I don't normally read New Age or Romantic books, but I went to school with the author and was excited to try one of her books. I absolutely loved it…

Blog Tour Stop with Review - Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer!


What They Say:

Charlotte’s baby is safe. But is she?
When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word ‘Why?’ written on the wall in blood. 

Blog Tour Stop with Review - No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley!

What They Say:
It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong. The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl – visits to Father Christmas, husky rides in the snow and hot chocolate by a roaring fire. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling tinsel!
With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be….
But getting Will into the Christmas spirit is hopeless – he is Bah Humbug personified! But as Sarah gets to know him better, she realises that underneath all the gloom is a man struggling with a pain of his own.
With the big day ap…