Oh my - only 4 weeks to go. Took Rowenna the bicycle - and the kitchen sink to Peter Tavy Guild WSD meeting yesterday to ‘show and tell’. Everyone seemed very interested in hearing about the plans and have booked me to come back and see them in 2018. (The kitchen sink, I might add, is the Ortlieb, folding flat version - very useful for carrying water, standing in to wash, washing crocks or clothes, or just using as a container.) Several of the members have done similar expeditions when they were younger - and had lots of good tips. One of them said the main problem was getting somewhere beautiful and not wanting to move on… I can see THAT happening.
I’ve been reading The Rough Guide to ‘First Time Around the World’ - aimed at the new graduate doing a gap year, but full of excellent advice ranging from listing the climate in different parts (avoid monsoons/typhoons/tsunamis and earthquakes if at all possible) to how to handle the money (I’m going to try and not use my ‘card from hell’ from my usual bank and have ordered the Halifax Clarity credit card and got a new current account with Northhampton and Peterborough Building Society).
I have bought a ‘anti-diarrhoea’ kit (loperamide, b/s antibiotics and rehydration sachets) and anti malarials - the latter of which I won’t need until I get to Laos.
Daily Draw 65 DH finds very amusing as it sums up the tra la la attitude I am currently entertaining - Terri cycling effortlessly to Willy wonka chocolate land (even the dog with sharp teeth looks friendly!) past button trees with fruit ripe for picking…!
A newly retired Terri following her heart into a world of woolly creativity. Live the dream