Saturday, 31 December 2011

a man and a barking van...

up and putting up my new website www.amwav.co.uk    my van man shop  ...and there i was having a smoke in peace and the phone goes...can i take 2 very large paintings to otley.....yes of course...
so off we went. sally , lee and monza the dog. monza started barking the second the van started up and then proceeded to bark at every gog all the way to beeston. i can tell you there are a very lot of dogs between here and beeston....monza is not a very polite dog...his barks shake the earth and make the van rock.
so i arrived to pick up in a barking van.
the customer turned out to be an artist. in his words crap made out of junk....just bought an old shop in otley. a divine project complete with woodburner, rocking chair, enclosed garden stable doors and a very lot of old shop logos and signs. did i like it !? just a lot! i told him all about my diy skills and took his money. he just got a tutorial job at st. martins school of art london.....not bad new years eve.
we were going to ignore it and go to bed. now we have beer and wine and some more cigs for me.i bought monza a new ball too.
home now. woodburner on. tinny in hand and watching telly. had a bit of a play with updated cubecart and am generally very pleased with my van man self.
happy new year to you all. the omens are all good so far.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

a good van man day...

up and out today. no messing. monza the dog had made his choice..out vanning we went. first to roundhay and then to yeadon. we called at the local cemetery for a quick...actually it was much quicker than i though as the wind was so so strong. dog walk.. then.to asda holt park for the vices...you know tinnys and cigs.....
we i am well pleased with myself..i have aquired some stock for the "van man shop" a very nice dining table and chairs...garden furniture...new!...mind we dont get much use in west yorkshire do we!? a mountain bike...almost new...a becko fridge freezer...these will be in my shop today...need to take photos....oh pox it throws with rain and wind.
tell you what....i do it tommorrow. having a tinny and contemplating my on line shop....

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

www.vanandaman.co.uk


Here he is. Monza the big German sheperd. He's just got me up....ah.. Coffee. Up early today..
I have an on line car boot sale to invent?!!....



on line car boot sale?...why not!

Being a man with a van....i get a lot of stuff given to me..or customers "just" want it taking away... Now people think this a simple operation.....ha ha ha..its simple enough until the government got involved....
So www.vanandaman.co.uk has renewed his waste carriers licence. Times are hard. Any work is better than being patronised by the job centre....
I stopped doing tip work as the fees are so high....sally has this idea that an old curiosity shop...car boot sale could be fun. How about an on line sale said she.
Well I have plenty stuff...a log cabin filled with trash and treasure. To day I start photographing and listing it all. I have barbies..books sofas fridges tables chord oh and a very very nice white leather chair I wanted in my bar...
My bar?...yes I have a bar...i am a white van man....oh and I smoke as well...you know one arm out the window type pose.
Www.vanandaman.co.uk   will take it away!!!

early...dog walk

 early dog walk with Monza dog. Yeadon airport!















really..






never known wind like this..








wind...it blows a huricane

Monza....just took him out for his last tiddle. Hells teeth was that cold. I hid by the wood store and incouraged Monza. He saw the scraggy mongrels from the corner. Dog barking war
 did not make it any warmer...

west yorkshire.....what did you do today!?

 otley chevin i live just near here
 my wind swept wife
otley.
i go every where in the van. why have a car!? not as high! my dog monza and sally are always on board....