I was having lunch with my husband one day last winter, probably complaining about the gross weather, and probably swearing for the umpteenth time that it was ‘the last winter I’ll spend in London’. Somehow we started talking about Australia and how we had never been and how we would love to spend some time there. I (very optimistically and probably half kidding) suggested we take some time off work to enjoy an extended holiday in Australia… and soon before our kids have to be in school.
To my great surprise, my husband the planner, the never-make-a-decision-without-a-spreadsheet type, agreed. And it was right then that we decided to spend the following winter in the sunny southern hemisphere! (!!!!)
We leave on January 1st and we will return to London on March 21st (the first day of Spring!). We’ll be spending two months of our trip in Australia, driving up the eastern coast… in a campervan! Crazy, I know. But we figured it was the best way to see the country and enjoy a more relaxed agenda. Plus, I’m sure my boys will love it — a ‘house on wheels’?! — they could not be more excited about it.
Living out of a (small!) campervan with three young kids will be interesting, I’m sure. Not to mention all the long-haul flights and jet-lag! But we’re ready for our adventure. Ready for sunshine. Ready to explore. Ready to learn. Ready to spend time as a family without interruptions/distractions. Ready to live in the moment and soak it all up!
First stop: New Zealand! Stay tuned… I will be publishing our adventures here on Babyccino Kids! I’ll be posting about our travels and any other travel tips and and tricks we discover!
p.s. Do you have any tips for me?! Any advice? I would love to hear anything you want to tell!