two years of mad planning we've got it
together......almost. The only things stopping us from
leaving as planned on the 1st September are minor things
such as visas for Iran, heating for the van (quite
important when you're travelling through Pakistan/Nepal
in winter!) and other small details. Nevertheless we're
still smiling, in between 20 hour shifts of house-packing
and van-organising, and we're now optimistically looking
at the 6th of September for our departure date. (Don't
hold us to it)
The only one of us who has escaped the never-ending list of "things to do before we leave" is Yannik. He's been quite oblivious to the mad dashing about, contentedly being whisked from one embassy to another and amusing himself with various parts of "Van " before they've been nailed down. Lets hope he stays as contented when he realises this strange metal box on wheels he's been happy playing in, is going to be home for the next 8 Months!
Rupert, writer of the many "things to do today/tomorrow/ before we leave/before we get back" lists, has been hardly seen for the last month (apart from to appear from time to time cross off something from a list). The rest of his time has been spent with his head stuck in a corner of van surrounded by wires and various tools or hammering away at some poor piece of van that didn't do anything to him. But it's been worth all the hard labour, Lucky Luke has turned from a seedy downtown motel into a 5 star hotel!
So that leaves me, what have I been doing in these crazy weeks of preparations? Well apart from to persuade all Grandparents concerned that is a good idea travelling half way around the world with their beloved grandson (and that's taken up a lot of time, believe me). I've been earning the last few pennies to fund this tour. So here's hoping now that we won't have to resort to any from of work designed to take up as much time as possible and pay as little as possible (think anything to do with picking fruit or planting bulbs!) ........watch this space