When we set out on Our Global Adventure, it was with a plan. We would spend 6-9 months in Ireland (to take care of the requirements for a visa into the UK) and then head on to England. When Gina said to me this time last year… “Do you want to go to France”, I was quite flabbergasted that she would even suggest such a spanner in the works of our carefully planned schedule. After all, she wasn’t even looking for housesitting opportunities at that stage.
But as I read the advertisement on trusted housesitters, I must admit that I felt something special was being placed in front of us.
Château de la Barbelinière
A few years ago we took a very memorable trip with some friends to Fraser Island, off of the southern coast of Queensland. The island is over 123 kilometres in length and 22 kilometres at its widest point. It is the largest sand island in the world with an area of 184 000 hectares. Just like Australia’s Uluru, Kakadu and the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is World Heritage listed. The spectacular island is a precious part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage, and it is protected for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. Continue reading
Compared to selling everything we own to join the nomadic tribe, telling our family and friends about our decision to do this, has been THE HARDEST PART.
As we told them one by one, the negative responses began rolling in. We mulled over the feedback from those who we love most, and we realised that their concerns fell into three categories. Continue reading