Month: August 2015

To Australia And Beyond

The beginning of our big adventure has finally arrived. We’re flying to the other side of the world, Australia, to the land down under. First stop, Beth’s uncle Mikes, then our travels begin from there. I’m both apprehensive and excited, but I’m looking forward to reaching outside of my comfort zone. I spent most of the day last minute packing, wandering around aimlessly like a lost puppy. I had a lot to do, but didn’t know where to start. Mum and Dad made me my last breakfast (which happened to be a full English). I couldn’t quite finish it all, I was so nervous I couldn’t eat. We made our way to the airport and it still didn’t feel real. My mum, dad and me in one car, my sister, her boyfriend and my nephew in another. Even when we arrived at the airport it still hadn’t sunk in. Beth and I checked in and then it was the time for the hard part… saying goodbye to our families. Leaving my mum was the hardest. …

Packing Problems

Packing Problems

I guess it’s about time I started packing, we lift off in 3 days. Our flight is on the 18th August, but it still doesn’t seem real. How am I flying to the other side of the world, where everything is upside down and the wrong way round (apart from the roads) in 3 whole days. This is crazy (and I don’t even like flying). For those who missed some of my earlier post I’ll explain a little bit about the adventure ahead. We booked a one way ticket to Australia a few months back. Flying on the 18th, arriving in the future, the 21st. From there we will be staying on the Gold Coast with Beth’s uncle. Jobs will be needed to save a few more pennies (cents). Then after a few months we can travel Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South America. In all we have predicted this should be a year long trip. But as I’ve said this is a basic plan and is subject to change along the way. …

The Adventure Creeps Closer

The big adventure is creeping closer and closer, we’ve been really naughty and left everything till last minute. For now, tickets are booked and vaccinations have been given. Beth finished work a few days earlier than me. Handing it my notice was the most nerve racking thing I’ve ever done. We celebrated our last day at work by having a picnic in the park, we drank champion and ate cheese and crackers. It was a really lovely day, setting the tone of the huge step we had taken and the great adventure that lay ahead. The travel celebrations start here Now it’s time to make the most of the last few weeks with family and friends. Leaving them behind is going to be the hardest thing of all. I just wish every one of them was coming with us too. Knowing you’re not going to see your loved ones for a whole year really makes you realise how much they mean to you.