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Becoming liveaboards – the final countdown

Becoming liveaboards – the final countdown

We’re moving aboard in 3 days.  The house is becoming emptier and more spacious and echoey, while the boat is bursting at the seams.  There are crates of stuff piled in every cabin as there hasn’t been time to stow our belongings, and you have to climb […]

Whitsunday Times article

Whitsunday Times article

Lovely write up in the Whitsunday Times today 😀 (Tilly was sad she’s not in the pics cos she was away that day) Now we just need to actually get on board and GO somewhere! http://ow.ly/XVPD30dAGYM Sailing family ‘going where the wind will take them’ Peter Carruthers […]

Haven? or Hades?

Haven? or Hades?

T minus 8.  A week tomorrow and we will be liveaboards! Our 12 month adventure will have properly begun.  It feels strange to think that next Sunday night will be the last we sleep in our lovely house for a while. The bed, I have to say, […]

More setbacks

More setbacks

Matt and I both know that pretty much anything to do with boats gets delayed, takes longer and costs more than you expect.   So we  were  annoyed – but not surprised – when the boatyard called this week to say we weren’t being hauled out next […]

Overwhelm

Overwhelm

We are T-26 (where T = moving aboard day).  Now that I am officially unemployed, I have been throwing myself into Getting Rid of Stuff.  I’ve been packing non-essentials like pictures and photo albums, sorting out/donating clothes and selling stuff on Facey or filling boxes […]

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …

This has been a week of contrasts.  It’s the end of Term 2 in Australia, and the start of the 2-week winter hols.  This was the last week of school for Tilly and Sasha and the last week of me working at their school. This school is […]

Running away to sea

Running away to sea

I’ve been thinking about my incredibly strong urge to up and leave.  Ever since Matt reintroduced  “The Dream” into our lives a few weeks ago, I’ve been so excited that I feel like I have ants in my pants.  Sometimes I get so full of the compulsion to […]