Still wating

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
Trip End Sep 29, 2009

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Well not allot has happened since the last entry, we were hoping to have had our visa by now but still no luck. So as this year draws to a end it doesn't look like we will be traveling until next year, boo.

Its hard to keep the motivation going sometimes and I've looked at so many travel blogs and researched so many places to visit it feels like we are preparing for something which may never happen.

So with this in mind I thought I'd dust off the cobwebs of the blog and share with anyone interested the short update of where we are and where we hope to be in a few months.

Firstly anyone thinking of applying for a state sponsored visa to Oz, these seem to be at the back of the que for most states, we were told originally they would take about 7 months to be issued, now they are saying 12. I don't know if the rate has slowed with the economy, who knows, just don't rely on it!

We have now decided to try and firm up a UK departure date. Our campervan recently had quite a bit of work done on it for its MOT including a general overhaul on the engine, this combined with the insurance and tax being due has helped force us come to a decision about the first part of our travels.

So the plan will be to rent out our flat Jan/Feb wind down in March and hit the road in April in the van. This will be our home on the road for about 6 months across the Mediterranean. It may be the last chance we get to see Europe for a few years once we are down under.

So thats it really 2008 ends on a bit of a wimpier, not the big start we hoped for and as the economy goes to shit and the falls faster each week it makes saving seem pointless, it can feel like your running on the spot sometimes. Hopefully we will look back and see all the hard slog of this year pay dividends next year.

Thats it, hopefully by now this entry is the start of a long rabble by yours truly of all the things we got up to in 2009. You'll probably wish you never started :D

Until next time..
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