Thanks everyone for the lovely comments - this caravan stuff is very exciting to us, but I don't expect anyone else to be!
We've had a really good, if tiring, day at the caravan. The 'man and van', Shaun, came over as arranged to look at what needs taking away and give us a quote. He's a really nice, helpful, friendly chap and said it'll be no problem to clear everything, even the old broken pots in the garden, the quote he gave us for the removal was well within what I'd expected, so that's absolutely fine. It's arranged for the 21st, he's fully booked until then but said he'll get in touch if he has a cancellation.
We sugar soaped all walls and the ceiling in the lounge, so it's now ready for painting on Friday. Husband then began removing the totally ghastly tiled wallpaper in the kitchen, it's tiny 1" square tiles (thank goodness it's wallpaper, and not individual tiny tiles! although lots of them were falling off individually). It's a horrible iridescent blue/purple/green sort of colour - you know how petrol or diesel (no idea which one!) looks when it's spilt on the road, sort of shiny iridescent multi colours - well this wallpaper looks exactly like that. Awful, certainly not to my taste.....here it is:-
Yuck! Thank goodness it's going. Husband is painting the wall with a special damp proofing product (it's not damp, but as it's the kitchen we're just being cautious), lining it with hardboard and then putting up tiled vinyl wallpaper......I know what I want and have seen some, I'm ordering it online.
Here's the lounge with the sofa cushions removed (half of them already taken home for steam cleaning, the rest we brought home today) and the blinds taken down.
And of course Betty in the photo - she's very good, likes to be right beside us when we're doing anything, but settles down for a quick nap every so often. She sleeps like a log when we get home each day, all the excitement wears her out I think.
Having a day off tomorrow, things we need to do at home in the morning, and I have a hospital appointment in the afternoon. Back to the van on Friday to begin the painting in the lounge, I've chosen dove grey for the walls and ceiling.