So the last blog post I wrote here was in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland on September 1st, 2018! I did warn regular readers a while ago I would not be a prolific blog poster 🙂 Since that last Swiss post though, I thought in this post I would try and give you some ‘stats’ to try and cover what I have been up to in this time that you might not have picked up from my more frequent posts on my social media accounts on Facebook Twitter Instagram alone. Most of these aren’t very scientific and a lot are simply based on gut instinct but nevertheless hopefully these will in someway convey what I obviously am incapable of doing in the traditional travel blogging way! Number of days since last post 99 External miles I have driven 2000+ kms Number of punctures on the tyres of our motorhome 1 Internal miles I have […]
Wow I can’t quite believe it was only 3 weeks since my last blog post as we have fit so much into the last few weeks and I think it’s been the best 3 weeks of our trip so far. We felt we really explored the areas of Denmark we were going through on our way to Norway and will also hopefully get to see the East over towards Copenhagen on our way back down. We all really enjoyed Denmark and a definite highlight for the children was Lego House and Legoland with my own personal highlight being the abandoned lighthouse within drifting dunes. Overall though the landscape felt a bit too flat for me – a bit like the Netherlands but less canals and dikes to break things up. The coastal areas are amazingly beautiful and nothing felt too busy which might be due to the time of year we […]
It’s now been 4 weeks since we left our comfortable life back home with a lovely coastal UK family home, great neighbours, brilliant local primary school and really good friends with a crazy (to most) plan to live, work, cook, eat, sleep, relax and homeschool in a 7m (22ft) long motorhome for 12 months or so. I have tried to explain the reasons for this seemingly puzzling decision to many people multiple times since we went public with it several months ago but I think the best way I currently do so is by saying yes we were all comfortable and safe but we weren’t really living – only existing. Being self employed for over 13 years meant I am used to taking calculated risks having broke free of the shackles (and relative security) of being told when, where and how I can earn money as has my wife more recently. […]
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 […]
We now have the most important part of our 2018 #RoadSchool #WorldSchool adventure sorted! Next step to tell the children we ARE really going to be doing it!
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 […]