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8 days into part 1 of our adventures – roadschooling in the Scottish Highlands

So it’s been 8 days since we set off on our first mini holiday as a test in our motorhome around Scotland before we are on the road full time for 12 months all around mainland Europe. I’m pleased to say not only have we survived but we are all thriving! I’m even more amazed we are all adjusting to life on the road so well as we have not had the best of weather to accompany us on part 1 of our adventures which has included snow, ice, sleet and heavy rain but thankfully our Rimor Trimarano motorhome we have called Lightning has performed faultlessly. The on board Gaslow refillable LPG coupled with the Truma combi water and air heater has kept Lightning toasty warm when the outside temperatures dropped or failed to even get mildy warm!. The children have already learnt so much in such a sort space… Click Here to Read More

Atlantic Ocean Road - photo via Stenar Melby
Atlantic Ocean Road - photo via Stenar Melby

Two weeks left and the long goodbyes

I’m sat writing this with a hangover after having a big night out with the other dads from the street where we have lived for the last 5 years. This was a much bigger night out than normal as it’s now only 2 weeks until we head off for a year in Lightning our motorhome and I think they wanted to make sure I had enough beer to last me whilst I’m away! We truly have some great neighbours here and I feel even in suburbia we have managed to help really build a sense of community by organising street sports days, offering baby sitting for each other and having plenty of mums and dads nights out. It has taken a lot of time and effort to create such a sense of community but I think this is possible wherever you are and by doing so it can make a… Click Here to Read More

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Image via https://ndoherty.com

Make money online with YOUR existing skills

I’m writing this quick post to point you to the following article I have found myself sending to several people in January whilst still sat here in the UK which for those that don’t know is a time of DARK mornings, DARK nights and very cold weather which can feel pretty depressing! This article linked to in this blog post is hopefully the exact inspiration needed for those looking to try and earn some modest money online during 2018 either as the start of a new path in life or simply to just earn a little extra bonus cash to put towards something YOU are aiming for in 2018! Hopefully this will come just in time to stop you just sitting on the sofa feeling depressed, searching for the next boxset to binge on whilst trying desperately to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions 🙂 Nial Doherty, the article’s author,… Click Here to Read More

Onever car adapter
Onever car adapter

Onever 12V car cigarette adapter with 2.4A USB Charger

Super quick post to say I have just bought one of these 3 Way Multi Socket Car Cigarette Lighter Splitters with built in powerful 2.4A and 2.1A USB Chargers and I’m SUPER impressed: Onever DC 12 24V Car Charger From the seller’s Ebay product page: The car’s original cigarette lighter socket can be split into 3 sockets by one cigarette lighter, can supply power for 3 devices such as GPS and DVR at the same time. Designed with smart IC, support intelligent charging, 4 USB ports produce Max 5V/6.8A output current, smart chip automatically identify all kinds brand mobile phone / tablet and output the best and fastest charging current. There are 2 2.4A USB as well as 2 1A USB ports HD display to show the real time battery voltage. 3M double-sided adhesive tape makes it convenient to install it. Includes a switch, easy to turn on or off… Click Here to Read More

2018 – the year of World (Road) Home schooling and full timing adventures

Wow I can’t believe it’s 2018 already. This year is going to be one of the most life changing I have had in my 37 years on planet Earth and that’s saying something with what I have managed to pack in and experience in my life so far, both positive and negative! 2018 also marks just over 10 years since my wife and I cut short our round the World backpacking trip (more here) and having stayed in one place for the longest we have ever done as a couple (just over 5 years!) we are going to be withdrawing our 3 children from their brilliant school, packing everything we haven’t thrown away into our attic before renting out our wonderful family home and heading off in Lightning our motorhome to explore Europe for 12 months or so 🙂 We will be World Schooling the kids on the road in… Click Here to Read More

Stop Procrastinating – hack laziness

Can highly recommend this book by the same guy who wrote two of the most helpful articles I have read in the last few years: How to Be Happy – 26 Strategies Backed by Research and Stoicism – Great introduction to this great way of thinking Best of all it’s only 99p at the moment or free on Kindle Unlimited! Click here to get: Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Hacking Laziness, Building Self Discipline, and Overcoming Procrastination

Sun and Co Javea
Sun and Co from the front

Sun and Co Coworking and Coliving in Spain

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a space to work and live at Sun and Co the coworking and coliving space in Jávea / Xàbia in Spain when they were celebrating their two year anniversary and haven’t had a chance to write about my time there until now… Jávea Jávea itself is a small coastal town North of Alicante which I travelled to from Alicante airport via a hire car I had pre booked from the UK for under €50 for the week! I was there in early October and apart from one day we had a consistent temperature of 25c or above every day which was exactly what I was looking for coming from an autumnal UK and lacking in vitamin D! The town itself has a large mountain called Montgó looming over it which from one side looks like a Gorilla’s face staring up… Click Here to Read More

Rimor Trimarano Sound
Rimor Motorhome now called Lighning

Is the ‘Digital Nomad’ label good or bad?

Read this post this morning which discussed the evolution of the ‘Digital Nomad’ label and what they are now looking to try and focus more on – another new label which they are calling the slowmad . I left the following comment on the post and would be interested to hear your thoughts – do you think the ‘Digital Nomad’ label is a good thing or bad thing overall? As someone who was “a backpacker with a laptop” way back in 2006 and managed to run my online businesses as I travelled the World with very basic GPRS internet and occasional WiFi I have loved watching the whole ‘scene’ take off over the last few years. I don’t think without the catchy ‘Digital Nomad’ label it would have inspired so many people to try and change their own lives or others to create such great coworking and coliving spaces as… Click Here to Read More

Worldschool Village
Worldschool Village

First annual Worldschool Village

Yesterday I had the privilege of playing a very small part in helping with some gardening before the first Worldschool Village takes place next week at Kurukan in the Marina Alta area of Valencia Spain where I’m currently coworking at Sun and Co. What is the Worldschool Village? Well, it is a gathering of families who, regardless of their provenance or language, want to live, work and learn in freedom. They are coming together to learn from each other, collaborate in the long or short-term, enjoy themselves and continue making progress. Some call this co-working or co-living…at the end of the day, it’s a gathering where families can share their experiences. And this means we now have co-living in Spain!   So if you are interested in finding out more make sure you check out the links above and I hope to actually be able to attend the second Worldschool Village next year with my… Click Here to Read More

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