“All things are ready if our minds be so” William Shakespeare, Henry V
Making a decision to pack up our happy lives and move into a biscuit tin on wheels was a process rather than a step. It is one thing to daydream about the freedom of the road with no plan to direct you, no deadlines to return to…. and quite another to make that a reality.
Now the reality of what we are doing is hitting us almost daily as we tick off another item on one of our many lists. (There are so many in fact that there is actually a list of lists!) The house has been scrubbed clean and let. Kipper has been punctured multiple times and is now the proud owner of a pet passport. Brian the motorhome has been modified to accommodate long term living and the crossing through Eurotunnel has been booked. Eeek!!
Next is the hard part. For me, having to do a life laundry was a major bonus in deciding to embark on our snail trail. For Graham it was the biggest hurdle. Facing up to two and a half garages worth of hoarding is a daunting task but now that most things are ticked off the other lists, the excuses are fast running out.
Harder still, will be saying goodbye to friends and family and that is the purpose of this blog. “Follow us and keep in touch” is much easier to say and we hope you will!