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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

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The bags are all packed (down to 2.5 Stone), all our affairs are in order and now it's time to say goodbye.

Friday saw the start of goodbyes to friends, with drinks in The Orange Tree. We were amazed at the number of people who came to wish us well (perhaps they were just checking we were definitely going)


To put off saying goodbye, we also had a lovely picnic in the park on Saturday afternoon, unfortunately it had to end and the time came to say goodbye to Katie, Tex and Tom, and we only just managed to hold back the tears.

Sunday came around all too soon, which meant BBQ, Bolli and Croquet at Nick's parents. After a lovely afternoon of chilling, eating way too much and enjoying the company, it was time for an emotional farewell, Susie, Hughie, Liz, Rich and Faith. We didn't manage to hold back the tears this time and it finally hit us that it's really happening and it's going to be a long time until we see everyone again.


Again we are delaying the inevitable and are saying our "final" goodbyes on Monday with friends, we better bring the tissues.

Posted by Nick-n-Charlie 10:16 Archived in England Comments (0)

Ahhh! not long now

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How is all of this going to get in our bags?

Our Bedroom Floor

Our Bedroom Floor

So we have been organised and sorted all our luggage out in piles;

  • The important stuff, Passports, Visa, Flight and Accommodation info
  • Medical items
  • Beauty products
  • Clothes
  • Electrical items
  • Travel books
  • Anti-Mosquito bits

But now it's all in one room, it seems like a LOT, how is it possibly going to fit into two 75L bags?

So after several hours and a few moments of panic that this is never going to work, we have finally managed to get everything in our bags, minus a few items.

However there is now no space for anything else and I can't even close my bag.

Charlie's Bag

Charlie's Bag

And to top it off it weighs 3 stone that's 19kg which I think is a little too heavy.

So plan for the weekend, potentially with a hangover (after our leaving drinks) is to unpack, look at it all again, and re-pack!!!

Fingers crossed we do a better job second time round!

Posted by Nick-n-Charlie 17:02 Archived in England Comments (0)

The things you don't think about...

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The things you don't think about when planning a BIG trip

visa's are not cheap! £354 spent so far
It takes a month to have all your Jab's
Malaria tables are not cheap! and you'll need a lot (150 tablets)
It's impossible to read about everywhere you want to go, before you go
Travel insurance is also not cheap! £600 +

However this is going to be a trip of a life time!

Posted by Nick-n-Charlie 13:24 Archived in England Tagged travel_insurance malaria_tables visa's Comments (0)

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