Below is the story of how the MM van evolved, it was exciting, tho slightly nerve wrecking as it was a large investment for something we thought was a great idea but was slightly 'alternative' and some thought a little bonkers!

Pete the Paint is working his magic on the new Merry Mouse going back now ... she's going to be red and cream as the vintage van was. Next job is to decide on the sign writing. We can't wait to get selling from her. Exciting times for us.

Our quest to create a new mobile Deli Van that can easily climb our steep local hills when loaded is coming to fruition. Stylish, well proportioned, functional and fun …is the plan, no easy task as she is/was just a white box van!

We thank our kind cheese makers for sending labels for the wall and of course Bobby for his skill and enthusiasm with our project.

The new van is progressing well. The side has been cut out, electrics almost done, celling, insulation and lighting fitted. The fridge counter has arrived to be fitted this week…. still plenty to do but we are delighted with the progress, unlike the old J9 which is still awaiting engine/parts to appear. We miss her so much it’s ridiculous. Our next job is to find a way to make our white 'box' van look attractive ....groovy even!!

Mouse Race

The plan to build a modern Merry Mouse Deli Van has been on the cards for sometime having rather out grown our much loved old J9 van. This decision has proved rather fortunate due to the difficulty we are having finding engine parts for the old girl. Our mechanic insists she will be back on the road soon…. but….it could be the new MM van will be ready first.

Due to the interest many of you are showing, we post a few ‘work in progress’ snaps for you.

A new fridge counter is being made to measure in Leeds with the glass coming from Germany, the red floor fibreglass is drying and the rather complicated electrics are going in. We have a great team working on this project so hope she will be on the road to serve you by the end of April.

If you have an interest in great engineering a visit to the Classic Car Hub near Bibury should be on your agenda. MM loves to catch up with her French friend whilst the really old girls take shelter in the hangers.