Category Archives: Preparations

John and Nesta’s mini vacation.

Angelique and the girls had booked in for 3 weeks of spanish lessons in Cuenca, leaving myself and Nesta to entertain ourselves each morning, strolling the streets and taking in the sites. After a week of this I decided to … Continue reading

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One ice cream in every country

When you tell a 6-year and 7-year old that you are going to go on a year holiday, first question is: Do we get an ice cream every day like when we went to Spain? Uhm, well…that is a few … Continue reading

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Goodbye grey, hello sunshine

We have booked our tickets, we are leaving on the 28th of March. Can’t quite believe it. We decided against an around-world-ticket in the end went for a one-way ticket to Mexico – which promptly got my new credit card … Continue reading

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Target date: 1st of April

It has happened! We have handed in our notices at work and although we haven’t booked our tickets yet, we have decided on a – very – rough itinerary and contacted the estate agent to rent out our house. We’ve … Continue reading

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It has been a while!

Time seems to run away with us at the moment. We have been busy working and I am finishing a contract at the end of February. Then we have a wedding, and after that…. Finally we will be on the … Continue reading

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Bummer

Darn, we just got the¬†assessment back from the New Zealand authorities and John’s qualifications are too high and therefore we do not have enough points to qualify for a visa unless he has a job offer. Funny how you can … Continue reading

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And more delays

Aaargh! This is sooo frustrating. The paperwork for the New Zealand visa application is a nightmare. It has taken two months to get John’s transcript from his old polytechnic, after numerous emails (including cc-ing other departments in all over the … Continue reading

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The waiting game

After the first flurry of paperwork, research and telling everyone about our exciting plans, it seems that we are at a standstill at the moment. We have been working hard on on the initial things that need to be done … Continue reading

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People’s reactions

It is interesting how¬†people react so differently when we tell them about our trip. We noticed that the closer people are to us – and in particular to our children – the more negative the reaction to our plan. Logical … Continue reading

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Promotion at work. Typical!

Of course now that we have decided ‘to leave it all behind’ and have an adventure, John gets promoted at work. Bloody typical! Just as you don’t really care about your career and have decided on a different parth. It … Continue reading

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