The big dream of slow glorious travel, drinking in the riches the smells and the sounds, being together, learning all the time, enjoying the lack of obligation and routine…….its all going to happen. VERY SOON.
We haven’t been mucking around. We’ve renovated and sold a house, moved house three times, had four children in three different schools, had a few family holidays…..not to mention we had a lovely new baby boy.
But now, there is work to be done
Chris, who can do clever things like use spreadsheets, has been organising and prioritising our list of THINGS TO DO.
Apart from all the boring usual things like save money, get immunised, buy plane tickets; we have a few other things to do of note
The trickiest is:
- Build a wheelchair that can go hiking, sit in restaurants, fold small, with a removable seat that can go in cars and planes and on the back of elephants. It needs to be waterproof, unbreakable, reparable from easily available materials, attractive (except to thieves) and cheap.
Probably the most time consuming is this innocuous sounding one:
- plan home education
We have so many thoughts and ideas about schooling, education, learning and inclusion. This is our big opportunity to direct and nurture the process free from all the restraints and stresses of the system and the bureaucracy that we are escaping. Its not a task we are taking on lightly.
the most fun one is going to be
- have a massive party for Chris’ 40th
Of course there are things in the list we are not likely to accomplish before departure, like:
- train children to look after their own things and eat nicely .
But, we live in hope….
And there’s also the small matter of:
- getting strong and healthy post horror pregnancy and C-section.
Now all we need is for Air Asia to have another sale!
Any other must-do preparation tasks?