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31. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

yeh all the replies-lol!! least you have the internet at work-we have intranet-but i wouldnt get anything done if we had the internet-i'd be on here and searching all the time-phew!-i'd get sacked!

yeh totally bored...it's my only day off for the whole week and i still managed to get bored!

I am planning on going to Australia in October for 3 weeks-its a little taster-hopefully i'll really like it and then travel Oz for ..well as long as i fancy-put career on hold and do something for myself! I've never travelled and i'm going it alone-ive never even stepped foot in an airport-so i am planning way ahead!! lol.

You been to Oz yourself??

32. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Wow, Andrew. That's some 180 degree turn you've made. Congrats and bon courage as they say here. It sounds like the adventure of a lifetime. I think you may have unintentionally kicked a few of us in the butt. Hmm... I think I have some savings bonds somewhere....

33. Posted by andrwcris (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

Hi to lil j and tway,

Yes we do have the internet here and providing I get through what I need to, being the network admistrator helps too! ;)

WOW going over to Oz by yourself, thats really good, very brave of you! Especially if you've not flown much before and stuff, dont worry tho they will look after you there. I have never been tho I would like to, we have said that after we have travelled Europe for a while we might think about coming back and selling the motorhome then doing a stint in NZ and OZ. My friend did a full year in NZ and OZ recently, I will ask him to get logged in here and give you some advice if you want - he totally loved it and is talking of going back there with a 2 year visa pretty soon so he really likes it.

Hi to Tway too, lol, 'sorry' if my soapbox speech has encouraged you to change your plans - but hey you only live once eh?? lol :) Was a big move for us but we are already not regretting it. If I can/could write half decent 'soapbox speeches' then I might actually make the odd bit of cash out of some travel writing (which is ideally what I would like to do - Travel writing with photography or just travel photography) mmm well we will see, fingers crossed an'all

34. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Network adminstrator ay!!-well you got it all good then!

yeh get your mate to log on-hehe!! i'll bombard him with questions, lol! it'd be good if he did log on!

Good luck in your planning-be sure to keep us all updated!-your not getting away too easily

35. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Good for you A!;)

36. Posted by andrwcris (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

OK, will have a word with him, I am seeing him tomorrow, he is helping me put a MP3 radio into the motorhome :) - cant give up all the luxuries now lol

37. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

You go...we've got a VW camper-they are good-got a little sink and cooker etc. kinda kool!

38. Posted by andrwcris (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

We were gonna get a smaller one like a VW one but loads of people told us that if we were going to live in it for 2 years we ought to get a much bigger one........ so we did get a larger one, it is one of those with the overcab bed, and it has another double at the back which is quite high up with a big garage underneath that we will get our bikes in. It also has a little dining table for 4 that turns into another double bed, then toilet shower and kitchen facilities. Some of our families have questioned how we will live in it, but we dont see a problem, its gonna be like extended caravanning. Should be fun, sure we will get used to it pretty quick. It also has a pretty big awning on it so that will give us more room too :)

One more work day over, only 16 more to go!!

39. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

wow-not long to go at all then-lucky you!

yeh i mean we always use an awning-and the van has only got one double bed-thats with 4 of us-seeing as your going to live in it-that'll be fine. I coldn't live camping tent wise-but i can camp-as in motorhome and VW's-they are brill.

Have you seen some of the proper motor homes-we hired one out one time-absolutely gorgeous-had a shower/bathroom and everything-oh i want to camp now!! your making me jealous!-there are pretty big too-just like a small living room with a lil bathroom-hehe!

Your'll both have a great time i'm sure! your getting me all excited!

40. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

is that you lil j?