"Elliam" - it's a clumsy amalgamation of Elaine and William - although no-one ever calls me William, I'm Bill. So a pretty rubbish name really, but hey, that's what we've got and there's no changing it.
The lovely wife Elaine and I are taking time out to see something of the world by travelling through SE Asia, Oceania and S America, starting Sept 2011. We've done some tourist travel before, but this is our first proper travelling adventure. And to be honest, it's quite disconcerting for a couple who's combined ages are 117 to be stepping so far outside their previous comfort zone. There will be no welcoming jobs being held open for us when we get back, but that's part of the reason going anyway - to get out of that day-in, day-out routine and find out stuff not only about the world and its peoples, but about us.
I think if we were to come back from this experience and were happy to slot back into the old regime, we must, somewhere along the way, have missed the point......