Firstly, my apologies for not mentioning this before, but about a week ago, when I was stumbling around the settings of the blog trying not to delete everything I managed to find away to let anyone leave a comment on the blog.
I appreciate that not everyone wants to do yet another profile, so now you don't have to, I do however have to vet each comment to keep the spam down, but its hardly a hardship. So feel free to add anything you think is relevant, or indeed totally irrelevant!
I mentioned the fact that Ive been playing around with the idea of a book, to help people who havent got a clue about caravanning to become caravanners or indeed like us and to enjoy all the benefits of living in a caravan full time!
Must admit Ive been very pleased from the feedback from you guys, so its work in progress as we speak, Ive even given myself a deadline of March 31st for its 1st draft, just to make it all a bit more real as there is nothing like a bit of pressure to get those creative juices flowing!
Ive decided that the style of the book will be basically the same as how I write on this blog, probably wont be wandering off subject and talking about Lions, but hey, keeps it interesting!
Ive spent the last few days planning out the layout of the book, sections and subsections, even simple things such as EHU cables, orange and blue, lengths, plugs/sockets, let alone adaptors, safety, Ohms law, tripping supplies (oh yes bet we have all done this) then there are 12v/ 240v leisure batteries, blimey the list goes on and on, but it does make you think of all the things you take for granted. Just because you can do it or know it, doesn't mean everyone else does.
I was talking to someone the other day who didn't have a clue what was even in a caravan. Shocked him when I told him how luxurious our van was! Totally blew him away when I said our fridge could work either on gas, 12v or 240v!
The one thing that does still surprise me is that people still think it must be cold, in one post I read on a forum, and this was from someone with their own caravan, they say that it was that cold their dogs water bowl froze overnight! What are they doing? Run the heater!!!! I wouldn't be too keen at being off electric this time of year but if I had to the gas heater would be on for sure.
We are never cold in our van, the electric heater is on, its 22.2 degrees in here as I type this - lovely! Back at the start of the winter we changed over to the winter duvet, after two nights we changed back to the summer one which we have used all winter, even when its been -9 outside!
So hopefully this book of mine will also help those caravanners who just want to get the best out of their vans! There's always hope!
We have just completed our first 5 months of living in our caravan, must say on reflection its been brilliant, yes, we have had a few problems with the waste pipe freezing up, the circuit board failure on the heater, but nothing that has really bothered us. And, infact I know of people who have had more problems living in their house this winter!
Writing the book I have no difficulties with, other than finding time! The one thing I am having problems with is pricing? How do you price a book like this, and an ebook at that. I have a price in mind, but it would be really helpful from you guys if you were to put yourselves into the shoes of someone wanting to buy a book like this, how much or indeed what would you expect to pay?
Like I said, your help in this would be very much welcomed?
Well, as its the weekend, a stew in the slow cooker, thats what it looks like, probably something completely different will find out later when "M" gets back. Think now its time for a beer as its after 1800hrs, which makes it totally acceptable and thinking about it compulsary!