Category Archives: Preparations

The ‘getting ready’ to embark on our amazing adventure!

Video diary: D -9

Good morning, Here is a little video showing what the house looks like this morning. Hopefully you will see some improvement in the coming days – afterall it is only 9 days left. Happy viewing! Viking Explorer Video Diary: D -9

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Are we there yet?

This week I had a long chat to my dear friend, the Devon Connection, about their dream. Like us, they didn’t want to wait until retirement to pursue their dream, and so 2 years ago they starting moving towards making … Continue reading

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The Big Push

This week, we have to say big thanks! We start off with thanks to Very Helpful Friend who spent the whole of Saturday with us. With his help, we repainted the lounge (well, only 2 walls actually) and also emptied … Continue reading

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One month to go

When I started the preparation journal, I wondered if we would ever reach this point – would we be able to follow through on our ambition, our dream. I am pleased to say we definitely are! In many ways, as … Continue reading

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Chaos musings

In light of my stressed out post last night, I thought an update would be in order. A Very Wise Man shared his words of wisdom and support after last night’s update.  So good to have wise words penetrating the … Continue reading

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Chaos, stress and a glass of wine

When we first became serious about this adventure in October 2011, we put a date in the diary. The date was today – 2nd September 2012. In some ways it is frightening to think that we should have departed today. … Continue reading

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Heading in the direction of our dream

Hooray for long weekends! Not only could I slow down and make sure I returned to full health, but that extra day makes a big difference to what is accomplished. As we continue to sort through the house, and make … Continue reading

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The lurgy strikes

It was inevitable. I have been surprised it didn’t happen earlier. Yip, trying to do too much does eventually take its toll, and so my body decided enough was enough. I was forced into bed for 24 hours. I was … Continue reading

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Into the studio

Each journal update, I start off by asking Viking Explorer what we have accomplished during the previous week. ?We scratch our heads, and try and remember what happened from Monday – which by Sunday evening doesn’t even feel like the … Continue reading

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Excitement

We are getting so exciting for our trip!  It isn’t that long to go, and rather than feeling panicked, we are excited about heading off.  We are so focussed on making our way through the to do list – but … Continue reading

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