(off-topic) Vardo Talk (i.e., Gypsy Wagons) --
My apologies (since this is totally off-topic) but a friend of mine has just started a "Yahoo group" devoted to "Vardos" -- which we would know of as "gypsy wagons".
He would like to build one (canvas-sided rather than hard-sided) for his attendance at various events (he is a musician and maker of bagpipes and other musical intruments).
To this end, he has "created a yahoo list to allow folks to pass about info about their projects" -- the construction of vardos.
So, if you know of anyone who is interested in this subject, please direct them to this website:
The vardo pictured above is the sort of thing he'd like to build. Because, as he says ...
"With a vardo, I can arrive at an event, pop the top, turn on the heat and relax while others scramble madly to pitch tents and furnish them in the driving rain. Sit back and enjoy all the action over a nice civilized cupa."