Peter & Anne
Peter & Anne
theSmiths from Sheffield England
I've just taken early retirement from teaching. We're traveling overland to Australia on Ozbus 2 leaving on the 23rd September 07.
When does a journey start?
I think this is one of the most intriguing questions. Our journey started 30 something years ago while living and working in Jersey in the Channel Islands (chambermaid and beach cleaner) but instead of carry on we came back to Sheffield to get married and made the mistake of buying a house and settling down.
However, I think that my journey started even earlier in 1967 when I applied for and was given assisted passage to Australia. On that occasion I made the mistake of spending my supposed last summer and all my savings traveling around the folk festivals of England and fell in love with our culture and my wife to be. On this journey I'm taking both with me just to make sure there are no hitches.
On further reflection it probably started in a geography lesson at Pipworth Rd Junior School sometime in the 1950s. I've had an urge to travel ever since.
I have spent a few weeks looking at various blogs and have concluded that this is about the best. In short it's a complete service for travelers and the best way of keeping family, friends and colleagues informed of our whereabouts.