10 Days to go - Final Planning Session

Trip Start Jul 18, 2011
Trip End Aug 17, 2011

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Dream. Explore. Discover" - Mark Twain

Another weekend at Sue's house where the intrepid "explorers to be" make their final preparations for the journey of a lifetime.

This all started back in July 2010 when Dawn being the efficient admin that she is listened intently to a "private" conversation between Sue and Bhav (who incidentally has buggered off on a trip of her own rather than come with us - probably for the best as she's tee-total!) and invited herself along.

After a week of the summer hols Dawn then proceeded to bombard Sue with text messages  "Are we definitely going?"  After making initial plans Bhav saw sense and decided not to go.  For  the next two months the intrepid "explorers to be" visited every travel agent in Leicester, Coalville and the Internet for flight information/prices/etc.  The first planning weekend was born.....  A route was decided - then they bugged the travel agents weekly asking "are the tickets out yet".  Finally after what seemed forever but was actually only a matter of 8 weeks the flights were booked and the hard work began!

One year on and the final planning weekend is upon us - the journey so far has been informative, educational and boozy - they are now experts on New Zealand geography. ......The excitement is building and in 10 days time they begin.

We hope you enjoy our blog and enjoy our antics as you follow us around the world (please comment we would love to hear what you think) - sometimes it will be factual and sometimes written under the influence of alcohol but always fun........... 
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jamie on

i think your holiday will be amazing

hattiiii!!:))) on

i wanted to commmment ;))))xxxx

Jackie B on

Love your quote at the top and cant wait to hear about your adventures. Have a ball !!!!!!!

julie on

Hope you both have a really great time - thanks for the link - will enjoy following you

Ben on

Hope you have a great time!

Sue on

Hi Dawny Dawn - here's to a terrific holiday - Thank you for being crazy enough to join me.

dawnandsue on

Thank you for letting me butt into your conversation and invite myself along!

issywiz on

Hi, I have found out how to comment instead of a message at last!

I am really excited for you both, and enjoy your holiday of a lifetime. I agree with what you say, take the opportunity while you can, and go for it. You only live once - the bills will wait for a few months! Love Mum x

Diane on

Hope you both have a magic time

Giarn on

Hi Sue and Dawn, hope you both have a safe trip and an amazing time. Dont forget to take loads of pictures. Let the adventure begin...................xx

Steve on

Drinking your way around the globe might be a more accurate Blog title...

Dad & Jean on

Hi Dawn. Now all your planning is coming to fruition. Yes, a holiday of a lifetime! I hope you both have a wonderful time on your travels. Love, Dad & Jean.XX

harrietttaa on

i hope you have an amaaaazing time on holiday muuummyy! and how ever much you say im not gunnah miss you I WILL! i will email uu everyday and tell you what im doingg :) be careful with all your dangerous things your doing! like swimming in seas where they take no responsibility for your death:LL! i will look at the little book thing that says what your doing everyday and think of you! i will see you in a month when you get back:OO i wholee month withouut seeing you! what will i do without you telling me to do my jobs and tidy my room everyday for a whole month! and don't feel guilty for leaving me like you said you did! you will have a amazinng time and i will have fun with all the things im doing! your the best mum in the world and i love youu soooooo muuch!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Pushpa on

Wish you both happy hols! keep safe and enjoy your amazing places your planning to visit

John Mc Donald on

You stand on the threshold of a month long adventure enjoy every minute of it, as long as you dont over do the Aussie wine you will remember it too.
Keep you street savvy about you , have a fantastic time your itinery we all look forward to reports back in Blighty.
Go for it. John McD

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