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The first longer road trip with the Campervan did not go as planned…

The first longer road trip with the Campervan did not go as planned…

Finally a good reason to test out the traveling features of this lovely van and going for a longer trip: My idea was to go to check out an old Mitsubishi Pajero 4×4 in the south of Finland about 6 hours driving time away from home. The 4×4 would be a good addition to our…

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By Phil, October 15, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
We moved in!

We moved in!

Sunday, 4th of July 2021. We packed all our things from grandma’s house and moved permanently into our „work-in-progress“ house. It is a bit of a trade-off but still we thought it is worth it. Our house is not ready, by far not but still it made sense at this point. What do you really…

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By Phil, July 18, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Nature’s answer to setbacks

Nature’s answer to setbacks

Do you ever experience setbacks or do they come on a regular basis? Chances are that you might feel down, tired or sad and you want to give up on the task associated with the setback. High growth speeds We live here in Finland in a country of intense and rather long winter but also…

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By Phil, July 17, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Currently: renovating the new house

Currently: renovating the new house

As we have moved already quite some time ago and this blog is still lacking all the information and steps about it, we’ll just shortly show alle the steps that have happened so far and what our current status is (the last one is our current status): Opening all the floors in our new house…

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By Phil, April 16, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Quick-fixing cracks in the roof

Quick-fixing cracks in the roof

The topic of these days is finding water leaks and (quick-) fixing them. The quest continues… As a little surface mold could also be seen on the other (left) side of the van, I went to the roof to see wether there were some obvious wholes or problems. I found an area that looked like…

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By Phil, April 16, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.

A leaky side door area

Quite a while ago I started to see that the area around the side door is wet and the paint starts to peel off. Time to go for cause. The outside light Didn’t start so obvious… I found the wood that was used to fix the window curtains to be wet at first. When I…

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By Phil, April 15, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.

A few water leaks (and quick-fixes for them)

This lovely fellow has to have a hard time with us. It’s only place is outside under the naked sky and fully exposed to everything the Finnish winter has to offer: Snow, water, really cold temperatures, and sometimes – maybe sometimes – also sun and a bit warmer temperatures.Since quite the beginning I realized a…

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By Phil, April 12, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Do you ever REALLY listen to music?

Do you ever REALLY listen to music?

How many times do you actually listen by purpose to a song and take the words really into your mind? I guess that nowadays a big amount of songs is more meant for entertainment purposes than for thoughtful listening and the conveyance of important messages. Actually, quite many “older” singer and songwriters used their songs…

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By Phil, March 17, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
Oil issue, fixing and creating another one…

Oil issue, fixing and creating another one…

A few weeks ago, I started the van again in the cold and left it running a few minutes before I was about to drive it away. Because I had to remove another car that was parked behind the van, I had to get out again of the van. And when I put my leg…

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By Phil, March 15, 2021 Philip finds his inspiration in everyday life and finds profound messages even in basic tasks.
How it all started

How it all started

Or maybe this post should carry the subtitle “The thing about feelings”… It was in December 2020 when I went to pick up our new family member, the 1979 VW LT we call now “Peter”. At that point I had no idea what we would use this guy for but when I saw it online…

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By Team, February 24, 2021 Philip is the creative mind behind theothernormal.life