It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)
So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.
Success!! This event was a different than any we’ve run before because i have just left my job counselling troubled youth (the best job i’ve had for ages), bought a big van and begun living in it. I’ve done this because i have to explore whether Focallocal, the project i started can make a difference to the World. Huge thanks to everyone it was a fabulous day!!!
Thank you to all who came and helped create another HUGE celebration of being alive and a wonderful experience for everyone there! We all filled the city full of smiles and goodwill to all! (expect the authorities who are convinced that people shouldn’t be allowed to come together and have fun without permits, permission and giving them money). I was dashing around with my GoPro against my chin (apparently it helps stabilise the video.. or i’ve been cruelly mislead and will spend the next few months looking stupid ;), perhaps you saw me?