San Francisco

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We landed in San Francisco giddy with excitement. Years in the planning, we are finally living our dream of slow travel. It was a long wait to collect our bags at Oakland Airport, everyone weary and tired after the long haul flight with no sleep. We caught the BART to the city. If it weren’t […]

June up date

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Lordy this blog is well over due! We are now rounding a corner and entering the home stretch. In only four weeks time we have to be out of our house. Things are moving along, time for an up date. We have found a nice family to take our house furnished for the year we […]

How it all Begun

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Slowing down time and how our dream for this travel adventure came about. -By Iain   So a couple of years ago whilst visiting Rachel’s family in New Zealand, her cousin Jane said something to me which has stayed with me and has prompted the journey we are about to begin. We were in Ohakune, […]

Tweet-twoo

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So apparently I signed up to Twitter in 2010. I don’t think I’d looked at Twitter since then. I never really understood the point of Twitter. Who is on Twitter, how to do I filter out the trash and only read the things I’m interested in? Is it mostly people tweeting links to their blogs […]

Are we who we say we are?

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As I have said loads, it can be overwhelming planning and preparing for this trip. This week I spent a lot of time looking to connect with other families on line who have done or are doing similar trips. It isn’t too easy reaching out, especially as I’m not yet using our official ‘Slow Travel […]

Garden Days

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The sun is shinning, with a high of 18 degrees, I’ve been running in short sleeves this week and absolutely loving it. I feel my mood lifting as the mercery rises. The landscape is slowly becoming greener and I am enjoying my garden come back to life. I was looking back on old photos of […]

Deposit down

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We have booked our flights! …well paid the deposit on the first part of our flights at least. It feels like a huge move forward to put a deposit down, things are starting to feel more real. I had a constructive conversation with our travel agent Jim yesterday. We ironed out a few little details […]