But far from having time to myself over the past eighteen months and getting stuck into updating my blog and page I have found myself busy, busy, busy.
As soon as I retired we were off to Vietnam, a trip planned well before ending work. Then of course we just had to do the mandatory retirement trip through the UK ... more on that later.
As soon as we were back we got stuck into renovating our home of 42 years to sell and downsize. What a mammoth job that was. It is so daunting to go through everything that has been saved for a rainy day and realise it is no longer required. So off to the Salvos where everything will be zapped up no doubt and find a new home. Of course there was plenty of “stuff” that no one would want but we were able to get some cash for scrap and help others with a plentiful supply of firewood for the coming seasons.
Soon the house was sold and far from being overly sentimental it was actually good to be rid of it and move on.
So here we are, waiting for the new place to be completed, to move in, settle then set off on our adventures once again.
We have much in the planning stage which will be revealed as time goes on.
What I do have time for though is to get the webpage up and running. I started way back in about 2012 even before blogging was a thing. But with working ridiculous hours of 50+ a week (yea silly me), there was really no time to do the things I was passionate about. Things are about to change.
My main aim is to not only provide insights into our travel (which is almost wholey independent) but hopefully to provide some hints and tips to help other like minded travellers.
Over the years upon returning from our holidays I have usually either put pen to paper and written books of our escapades or just done some photo books as well. All of these thus far have been done by www.blurb.com and can be purchased either by hard copy or via ebooks.