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The Last Night…!

So, it’s 10.15pm and really, I should be in bed. I’m exhausted; I have to be up at about 4.30-5am; I have an 8 HOUR LONG flight tomorrow with a toddler (I can’t imagine anything worse, to be quite honest!) and god knows I haven’t been sleeping well of late. But. I know I can’t […]

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Life in a box

1 Day to Go! It’s been a chaotic few days and to be honest, my head is still spinning from the effort. After weeks and weeks of slow, ‘plodding along’-style planing and preparations, we’ve suddenly taken a dive into the fast lane and been whisked up into a frenzy of organising and sorting, with barely […]

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Our Leaving Do- Easter Sunday

Yesterday, Easter Sunday, we gathered with members of the family to say our goodbyes at a specially-arranged leaving party, pieced together by my wonderful mother-in-law and her partner, and hosted by Matt’s Aunt&Uncle in their gorgeous garden. We were truly overwhelmed by the kindness and support of everyone who came along to wish us well […]

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Why Cycle?

When we tell anyone about our trip, the fact that we’re taking our toddler travelling doesn’t actually tend to cause too significant a reaction. It’s the knowledge that we’re doing the entire trip on our bikes that creates a real subject for discussion- and a whole spectrum of reactions! In these days of advanaced technology […]

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Earth Day 2011 – Our Pledge

Today marks the 31st Anniversary of Earth Day, an event celebrated in 192 countries worldwide. The Earth Day Network says that 1 billion people participate each year, and this year they hope that all of those people pledge an act of environmental service and advocacy prior to the global Earth Summit 2012 in Rio. With […]

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The goodbyes begin

This past week was a monumental milestone for Theo and myself which gave us both a sharp jolt towards the reality of what we’re about to undertake. After just one year working under the Feel Good Factory in Netherton for the Breast Start service as a breastfeeding support worker, I finished my final shift- and […]

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Chasing seasons: A planning ‘blip’

When debating where to head for the third leg of our journey, we stumbled on a few issues. Well, OK… quite a few. Our original ambition and goal had been to continue to head south from San Francisco into Central America, following the coast down towards Panama, from where we would fly home. Neither of […]

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A little training ride… feeling better about hitting the road!

A couple of weeks ago I set off on a 40 mile loop to the welsh village of Llangollen and back, but ended up having to get Becki to rescue me from Llangollen as I was too tired and it had taken far longer than I expected. Fairly disastrous. I was too tired, and I […]

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Trials and Triumphs

The past few weeks have been hard- very, very hard. And as time slips through my fingers, I begin to realise the upcoming 4.5weeks are going to be worse still. The endless ‘to-do’ lists have been continually circling my mind even at night, causing me to toss and turn until I awake myself by suddenly […]

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Plassey

6 weeks to go!!! With time slipping away from us and the weekends being quickly filled and booked up with pre-trip preparations, we opted to make the most of the beautiful weather and undertake a ‘S24O’ (sub-24hour overnight stay) trip on the bikes, hoping to pick ourselves back up after our less than successful previous […]

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