Monday, 26 March 2012

Some Inspiration

Our inspiration is coming from families like this one. The amount of people traveling with small kids in tow and enjoying life to the fullest is amazing. We are not so crazy after all. Enjoy this blog, we certainly have.

Friday, 23 March 2012

The training begins with baby steps

In preparation for our upcoming adventure, we have quite a long to-do-list. (TDL)

Today's TDL was to (a) Get passport photo's of the kids for the numerous visa applications we need to make along the way and (b) Purchase a new travel pack and packing cells.

We thought we would get both of these things ticked off our list and to get some 'travel training' for the kids in as well. So we packed a daypack and set off early. After driving a short distance we boarded the local ferry and crossed the harbour into Newcastle.

Then we walked over the footbridge into the city, found a nearby bus stop (with Hamish's help) and rode to Hamilton to our friends photo lab. The kids enjoyed having their photo taken, not surprisingly as they have had a bit of practice with daddy. Then it was off to board another bus into Market town where we purchased a 75ltr One Planet travel pack and several packing cells. Let's just say we will certainly be travelling LIGHT !! Will post some pics of our new gear shortly. 

Then it was off to the nearby train station for a short trip into Newcastle. The kids particular liked this bit. Shame it was only a 5 min trip at best ! Then we had to run for the ferry but luckily made it in time to return to our car and head for home. So all up it was about 3.5hrs of travel for the kids. No whinging, not complaints just lots of adventure. A perfect start to our training.

Fingers crossed the kids love to travel as much as mum and dad. Today gave us some confidence and reassurance that this adventure will be wonderful for everyone.

81 days to go !!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Home Away From Home #1:  June 2012
Villa Asih - Legian Beach, Bali.

Looking forward to sharing some laughs and cold drinks with our good friends during our 13 nights at this lovely villa home. If the reviews from Trip Advisor are anything to go off we will be in paradise.

88 days to go !

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

 “When life hands you lemons – you make lemonade.” This ageless proverb has long served as a beacon of hope and comfort to grieving souls worn by life’s most complex and heart-wrenching difficulties.

So when life hands you a lemon, you can either toss it aside and wait for an apple or you can take life as it has come to you and make a glass of lemonade to share with others through the positive light and influences that you emit. The gift of giving always finds a way to give itself back to you – a thousand times over and only you have the ability to decide which path is best.