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:
- Abandoned city structures that have been turned into climbing walls. What fun!
- I bought a small container of harissa spice the other week (not the paste, just the dried herbs). I’ve seen so many recipes online that use this spicy Moroccan ingredient, and I’ve been intrigued for ages. I’ve been putting it on roast veggies and into our hummus, and we love it! Doesn’t this harrisa cauliflower salad make you want to give it a whirl?
- Oooh, the idea of adding salty halloumi and sweet dates to your roasted veggies, sounds like the perfect combo.
- The secret to a happy marriage.
- What happens to creativity as we age.
- Apparently, “science” has determined the optimal length of time your vacation should be. Agree or disagree?
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.
- 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.
- We’ve finally boxed in the electrical box! It definitely makes the area look more finished.
- 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 🙂