Monday 21st September 2020, it’s 05:30. There’s something really depressing about most train stations, but especially this one, right now. It’s drizzling and cold and i’m stood on a COVID-Secure platform at Chester waiting for the 05:51 to London, off to start my new job after 9 months “off”. The bleakness of the platform, the … Continue reading Lockdown Life in Orkney
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Wow, that escalated quickly! When we moved to Salone we had always planned a 10 day trip back to the UK in mid-March, mainly so Elsie could get her all-important 1 year immunisations from Western docs. As we got in to the first week of March and the coronavirus story started developing we began to … Continue reading Goodbye to Sierra Leone, for now
If You’re Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands Over a month into my new job and I’m pretty sure Elsie is loving her Daddy Day Care. I definitely am. I must admit that not having a ‘proper’ paid job is quite nice, for now, but Full Time Dad’ing is tough work. It’s mentally … Continue reading Full Time Dad’ing. In Sierra Leone.
Happy birthday! Today will be a day we’ll always celebrate, with your spirit and in your honour. 19th July 2008 at Rosanna's 21st 🙂 Your birthday present this year would have been an easy one! I always try to seek the positives, like you did, but the one thing I wish for more than anything … Continue reading Dear Mum
We’ve been in Bo for 3 weeks and it feels like we’ve settled in nicely now. Last week was a big week on the setting up / admin front. We managed to sort a vehicle, get our visas extended & get multi-entry visas, took delivery of our shipment which we organised back in December, and … Continue reading Bo – Setup Complete
Packing Up After a manic few days and late nights packing up our flat in London we managed to get ourselves and a van ram-packed back to Rhos on Friday 17th Jan. It's strange packing your life in to a van - we thought we were quite light on "stuff" but it turns out we … Continue reading The Sierra Leone Adventure Begins
It's been brewing in my head for a couple of years by now - a yearning for the next chapter to start, but I wasn't sure what it was or how it looked. Our favourite TV show had become Ben Fogle's New Lives In The Wild and Friday evenings sat on the sofa binge watching … Continue reading Sierra Leone 2020
The Final Leg We rounded our trip off with 10 nights in Tulum, split 3 on the beach and 7 in the town, then a night in Mexico City at the end. We spent the first 3 nights staying at a fantastic hotel called Zamas, just on the corner of the beach. It's a rare … Continue reading Six Weeks in Mexico with an 8 Month Old – Part Four
OKMO (OK Missing Out), San Cristobal and Merida Slowing it down - a superstar wherever we go One hot sunny day Mummy and I were dragging you up to the top of a nearby hill, for the views, for something to do, for some exercise so we could justify more food and drink later. Whenever … Continue reading Six Weeks in Mexico with an 8 Month Old – Part Tres
The realities of travelling with a baby - Oaxaca City, Puerto Escondido and Mazunte After two weeks on tour with you I can confirm that you are a right charmer! Before we’d even sat down you had our flight attendant coo’ing over you, you all smiles and grins, which seems to be your default mood, … Continue reading Six Weeks in Mexico With a 7 Month Old – Part Dos