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One bus, 5 people, 5000 miles left.

I haven't written anything about the build up to this trip so I will make it short and sweet. After my year off......yeah I like to go on about it....I went into work feeling abit hard done by not being on a beach anymore bumming around. Now one of the first people I saw was Spooky aka Mr Steve Blackmore who told me about this trip....SOLD! I think my leave form was one of the first forms I filled in and I couldn't believe they agreed it....lucky me!

Our team.. .Team Nightmare is me, Holly, Mark, Cat anf James (I went to juniour school with James). I can't take any credit for what the team have organised with the bus, ferries and all the other stuff thats kept them running around but it's very much appreciated and its all come together.

We started tonight at 1800 at Weymouth Stadium where I got to see the bus for the first time, she's called Ladiva. Awesome! St Augustines school have created some art and charactuers ...it looks great! Theres quite abit of room inside with all our stuff and Cat is organised having made some curtains and fixed lights up. Me....I've not done anything.. .yet. ..im sure soon there will be something I can do to help out.

Steve announced where we were off to on our first stop...Amsterdam. ...cool....now it felt real and as I walked down to Ladiva the butterflies kicked in for a few seconds, just enough ...happy.. happy...happy! !

Holly is driving us now and we are making good speed for an old banger....all within the limits but shes not having any of the other teams over take us, we're King of the road! Keep it up Holly!

So far we've had a fuse issue rectified by Mark and a rear light out at Weymouth, don't mind minor stuff like that.

A smooth crossing on the ferry but no sleep.....miles and miles to go.

Posted by Vicky Bailey 11:11 Archived in England Tagged windy500 ladiva

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