I cant believe how quickly the time has passed and that in less than 4 weeks Tom and i will be setting off on the journey of a lifetime. Have had some really useful Christmas presents: rucksack/day sack, some Aussie dollars, microfibre towel, folding bowl, knife fork spoon set, merrell shoes, some bridgedale socks and zip off trousers. Our wonderful "Children" bought a keyboard for the ipad to make blogging easier. Its all starting to feel very real! We are all vaccinated and are stocking up on essential meds which will occupy a fair amount of rucksack space. I think packing is going to be the first challenge - I am never good at travelling light- but by far the biggest challenge will be saying goodbye to our children and the dogs. Thank heavens for Face time and i messaging.
First stop is London on 17th Jan to see a show and visit friends and family and then we leave for New Zealand on Mon 19th from Heathrow stopping over in Kuala Lumpur. Everyone says New Zealand is wonderful so I am looking forward to finding out for myself!! The whole experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I want to remember every minute so I will try and keep a record via this blog. Please feel free to follow us on our travels and keep in touch. So for now Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Hope 2015 brings you all you wish for.