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The Final Chapter

We’ve been asked a few times, so we thought we should post one final update on the blog to let everyone know where we are now… After a year and a half of continuous travelling we decided to hang up … Continue reading

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The BIG Pack

Well, if it wasn’t moving it was packed today….including a half bottle of wine left over in the fridge?! Had to make sure that the kids kept changing rooms so nobody bubble-wrapped them. What a massive job. Totally exhausted. Tonight … Continue reading

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Our Leaving Party

Some of our friends came to have a nights camping in our garden to say goodbye before we left. We each had a different flag of a country we are going to go to and we put them in order.I … Continue reading

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Reality hits home

We’ve tried to keep the kids as informed as possible about the trip, plotting places to visit on a large map, watching loads of travel documentaries, even having a trial run to Thailand at Christmas, but today Cameron accused me … Continue reading

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Well, I suppose you should plan for any unforeseen circumstances, but you never actually expect them to happen! Anyway, after a few tears, mostly mine, we put our heads together and came up with this. The boys are going without … Continue reading

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Gear? Let’s start with shoes.

“What are you going to take with you?” Shoes. As weight is an issue we think 2 pairs each: a pair of trekking shoes and a pair of thongs (for me, the Aussie) or flip-flops for the boys. Two hours … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

I said farewell to my lovely Sixth form students this week and it made me realise that we have now started the process of saying goodbye. Our leavers theme was ‘being brave’; to take chances and try all the experiences … Continue reading

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Why go travelling? A mid-life crisis?

So why are we taking the kids out of school, resigning from great jobs and embarking on a family gap year?  We thought it might be because we, the adults, have always loved travelling, both having done the traditional post-education … Continue reading

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