Every Grand Design has its set back, and COVID-19 was ours. As the country was forced into lockdown in March, we were faced with a dilemma. What now?
The answer was to make the best of a bad situation. Whilst key worker children were still in school, we chose to get on with all those jobs that never get done around school, new sheds went up, the site was sorted, weeding was done and Lee who was furloughed cracked on with woodwork, squirrelling away at the bus.
In the meantime we got in contact with Norwich Electrical to help us out with the internal electrics in the bus. The electrics have been an issue for a while, for a number of reasons so it was a relief when they said they could help. Andy and Adrian from Norwich Electrical kindly visited when restrictions were lifted a little and had some fab ideas which worked with our budget and still maintained the bus feel we wanted. James was then dispatched to us to make the magic happen, and that he did! Within a few days he had stripped out old electrics, run in new cables, put in a few crafty hidey holes for plugs and lighting and brought the bus to life. The lighting alone has made a massive difference and some clever arrangements have lit up the woodwork beautifully. Check out some of the photos – more to follow when it gets darker!!
We have also been busy working on the outside areas, laying new paths which the boys did in 30c heat and rock solid ground, they really do deserve a medal!
COVID may have set us back, but we certainly fought back!