Well our trip will all happen as soon as Rosita starts co-operating. She had a DOE test, (same as an NCT, except for a van,) last week, but she failed. To backtrack on her story a little. Rosita, while masquerading as as the smallest camper van in the world, is not actually a camper van. No, according to the tax office she is a commerical vehicle. This is because they have decided that although she functions as a camper, because she is not 160cm inside at the lowest point, she is not a camper. Therefore she is taxed and insured as a commercial vehicle.
Finding that out opened up a whole world of hassle, but now she is finally taxed, insured and as we speak, had her back brake well caressed by the mechanic, hopefully she will have been pleased enough with his attentions and will pass the test tomorrow.