UKBA – Doing their best to keep Simon OUT

UKBA

Yes, I think that the UK Border Agency is in kahootz with my Mum – One wants to keep us out of the UK, the other wants us to stay in Australia  (hi Mum!).  When we first hatched this plan to sell everything we own and take the kids on the Global Adventure of a lifetime, we expected that our first destination outside of Australia would be London. Continue reading

Our Travel History – Great Britain

Tower Bridge, London UK

Tower Bridge, London UK

When I was in my 3rd year of University (1997), studying to be a teacher, job offerings here in my home city Adelaide were scant to say the least. I had one more year to go, and the Lecturers made no secret of the fact that our best chances for employment after graduation were in remote country locations or overseas. At that time, I had also been dating Simon for about two years. I am extremely lucky to hold dual passports for Australia and the United Kingdom (thanks Mum!) so plans to travel to England went from “Considering travel one day” to “I’m going!” Continue reading

Turning Dreams into Action

The decision to make some major changes in our lives happened quite quickly, but the feelings that lead to that decision had been bubbling around for quite a while, let me explain…

As mentioned in previous posts, I did own a Custom Cupcake and Cake Bakery. It was a lovely little business, and I’m really proud of what we achieved. But, I also discovered that all of the stress that comes with owning a small business is not for me. Luckily for us, the business sold very quickly, within just 3 months.

Selling the business was the important first step in turning our dreams into action. Continue reading