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PostSubject: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:38 am

Just thought that if members added some details here of things they had found to put on a wish list for Christmas then it would give others a chance to consider them as well.

As a starter - My book choice for Christmas is 'VW Bay Transporter Restoration Manual' £30 from haynes.co.uk

Hoping to see lots of ideas
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:59 am

Just out of interest osg - why do you want a book on 'restoration?!' Can't see you needing that for what 20+ years? Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:52 pm

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Just out of interest osg - why do you want a book on 'restoration?!

Not for everyone I suppose.
I'm interested in how things work and how they are put together and find that books on restoration show a wealth of detail and explanation.
Also seeing what went wrong gives some chance of stopping it happening to our camper.
I already have 'How to restore a Volkswagen Bus' by Mark Paxton with a massive number of colour photos (veloce.co.uk, isbn 978-1-84584-093-8 ). Great for understanding what goes where and the strengths and weaknesses.
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:41 pm

Colin Firth please
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:52 pm

Mr c says it's supposed to be vw related........ok then......Colin Firth in a campervan.
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:45 am

Bits for bug trailer Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:30 pm

I'm hoping Santa brings me a copy of this book.......................

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Did like the VW Split that was a feature of one of his programmes. Is it in that book?

I see there is a follow-up book published this year:-

George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces Hardcover – Illustrated, 9 Oct 2014

by George Clarke (Author), Jane Field-Lewis (Author)

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:06 pm

Not sure which edition the Splitty is in.
Thanks for the suggestion of the follow up osg. That's gone on the list too!
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:42 pm

There an episode coming up with Mark Beresford who has a Camper. He's built a Tardis in his garden. There's also a woman who's used would to carve dashboard parts for her T2 in this week's show.

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:02 pm

A couple more ideas

Just 4 spanners to carry to fit nearly every bolt size on your camper:
Self-adjust spanners set in a box - lasertools.co.uk -
spanners

We often carry binoculars instead of a camera when revisiting old haunts. These pocket sized Olympus 10x25 WP11 look tempting -
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:08 am

Stained glass Budvase, range of colours and with simple magnetic fixing
budvase

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:55 pm

Here's another book
'Remember those great Volkswagen Ads'
Published by Merrell, ISBN9781858946344
It a reprint with extras and costs £40, but I did find the original edition on Amazon at £800!
VW Ads
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:10 pm

Not many suggestions for my Christmas Stocking yet?
Any helpful members with good ideas out there?
Perhaps you remember what you thought good last Christmas?
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:33 am

I was given Martin Dorey camper van cook book the first year we had Margot and I also now have camper van coast. Lots of info about owning a camper as well as the recipes. How about National Trust/ English heritage membership? I think Tesco clubcard do a deal on the latter.
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:40 am

Gina Tonic
Thanks for contributing.
Yes if you are always out and about in your camper, English Heritage helps with something to visit and somewhere for a coffee or meal too. National Trust also provides entry to a network of their free car-parks around the country.
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:18 am

@osg wrote:
We often carry binoculars instead of a camera when revisiting old haunts. These pocket sized Olympus 10x25 WP11 look tempting -
binoculars

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If you join the National Trust via Direct Debit, you get 12 months for the price of 9 months, + a free pair of 8 X 12 binoculars, (if they are the same as the ones I got, they are compact and come with lanyard and soft case, and are small enough to keep in the glove-box, though probably not as good as those above) still 'two birds with one stone' as it were.

Also another suggestion is for a book we bought, if you like Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset (I think the publishers do similar ones for other coastlines)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Beaches-Southwest-secluded-southwest/dp/0956931502/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416913384&sr=1-1&keywords=secret+beaches+cornwall

(PS Didn't realise at first you were doing suggestions for others, I originally thought you were doing your own wish list OSG, so I was going to suggest perhaps adding a larger chimney to the list.  Very Happy)
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:30 pm

A new roof rack Wink

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:22 am

A new SatNav with European maps. Just in case we get lost on the Kombi Kaper. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:44 am

@harryhornet wrote:
A new SatNav with European maps. Just in case we get lost on the Kombi Kaper. cheers


affraid What are you suggesting!!!! affraid

(It's ok, Euro maps already installed on mine.... sunny)

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:09 pm

I'm sure someone told me that Sunny took a wrong turn last year. I'm taking no chances! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:05 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
I'm sure someone told me that Sunny took a wrong turn last year. I'm taking no chances! Embarassed

Indeed, he decided he needed to overtake everyone just as we approached a junction we needed to take. The rest of us turned as expected, Sunny did not...

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:35 pm

If anyone's looking for stocking fillers these cut-n-keep models are excellent. Loads to choose from on their website with some vans you might have seen at shows - www.cutoutnkeep.bigcartel.com/


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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:27 pm

There's a template to make Absinthe and her trailer on the web somewhere.

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PostSubject: Re: What's on your Christmas List?   Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:39 pm

Here we go: Absinthe Model

Paul's pink Peppa Pig is on there too.

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