Saturday Snippet: 28.October.2017

The weather has been wonderful this week, which was in stark contrast to last week! We took a day off yesterday and cycled around all the new murals from the Vancouver Mural Festival. It was a full day, and we covered a lot of ground on the bikes. With the sun shining, it was the perfect start to the weekend.

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 28.October.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

This week has been a busy one, and we’ve been chipping away at some of the little jobs. I don’t have a tonne of pictures for you this week (I’m scrambling to get this ready for posting today!), but here are a few of the updates from the week.

  • Curtains are all finally finished finally! I think 🙂 Magnets have been sewn into all appropriate places, and I’ve made new tie-backs, which are now sewn onto the curtains themselves. No more dropping them! I’ve also sewn a curtain for under the sink. It will act as a door until we decide if we actually want a door there or not. I’m thinking the curtain will stick around for the long-haul. | Sprinter van conversion - curtains

  • The ottoman for covering the loo seat has been made and I’m in the process of covering it. We’ve glued a piece of 2-inch high-density foam onto a box base, and we’ll cover the entire piece in the same foam-backed vinyl we used for the walls and ceiling. | Sprinter conversion ottoman seat

  • We’ve finally boxed in the electrical box! It definitely makes the area look more finished. | Sprinter van conversion - electrical box

  • Jonty has started working on the plumbing for the toilet and shower area. No pictures yet, but the process has started!
  • The drawers have been finished and Osmo’d and work really well. We already know that the main large drawer is going to be our most functional space in the entire kitchen!

We also spent one night in the van (on Thursday). We’ve found a few creaks in the bed frame, maybe due to the cold? So we’ll have to figure out where those are coming from. It’s probably just the bed starting to settle, and we’re assuming that tightening some of the bolts and re-seating the wood slats will solve the problem.

Regardless, we woke up early and drove over to Queen Elizabeth Park, to catch the sunrise. What a wonderful way to start the morning – toast, coffee and the warm glow of the start of a new day 🙂 | Vancouver BC - sunrise at Queen Elizabeth Park | Vancouver BC - sunrise at Queen Elizabeth Park | Vancouver BC - sunrise at Queen Elizabeth Park | Vancouver BC - sunrise at Queen Elizabeth Park

Happy Weekend!


  1. Your curtains look lovely! I really like the color of the fabric 🙂 And you’re definitely reminding me that I need to hop onto my bike before the weather gets too icky for it. The Harissa Salad link, by the way, looks delicious. I also think I need to visit all of the urban jungle gyms. Have you gotten to climb on any of them yet?

  2. No, I’ve never climbed on an urban jungle gym, but they look so much fun! So far, we’re really happy with how to the curtains have turned out. They definitely make the van look nice and cozy at night 🙂

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