I thought I should jump in a write up a quick first post… while I’m in the throes of setting the website up. Of course, most of the interesting stuff will come when we’re actually on the road, seeing stuff, meeting people and experiencing things that are completely different to our everyday lives.
But until we get there, there’s a LOT to do. We are knocking them off the list one by one though:
Dog – Sorted. Molly will be staying on a farm near Bathhurst. We’ll all miss her terribly, me especially I think, but if there’s one place we know she will be happy it’s with Emma, her dog (also Molly) and having plenty of space to run around
Cat – Sorted. A friend who lives nearby has so very, very kindly offered to look after him. He’s an independent cat and pretty tough so he’ll be absolutely fine. The only fear is that our friend might live just too close and Oscar might be tempted to keep popping back to his old house… hard to know really.
Flights – Booked. The easiest bit really. 10 mins on the internet and we found a great one-way deal for 16th January 2014. Four people, one-way on Etihad, Sydney-Paris via Abu Dhabi for $3,427 inc taxes – pretty good for a flight just after Xmas with a top quality airline, I thought.
Visa – for Chelle. Everybody else has a Bristish passport so there’s no problem but seems like a fair few hoops for poor Chelle to jump through. Anyway, after gathering documents for months, she’s finally ready for her appointment in a week or so.
Truck Driving Licence. As we’ll be driving a motorhome over 5,000kgs, we’ll need to take our heavy vehicle driving test before we leave and then get an International Driving Permit to supplement it. Both me and Chelle, the truckie-to-be will be taking our theory test this time next week.
Simply too much to list at this stage…