Thursday, 25 March 2010

Not long now...

A sea of Black plastic seems to be taking over our allotment...

Meantime... just one week to go now until we can unleash the mind forged manacles - and I can't wait for the new life to begin. If only for one year... Leaving Bristol will be a shock to the system, it's been a fantastic place to be and we've really grown to love the places and people we've got to know. A real shame to be leaving but its for the right reasons, and I strongly suspect we'll be back.

We've pretty much mapped out our plans for the first 6 or 7 weeks which should lead us up to Scotland following a brief hiatus in Bristol - via a rather circuitous route encompassing Shropshire, the Welsh Borders, North Devon, Oxfordshire, the Peak District, Yorkshire and Northumberland. Then onwards to Ireland for summer until we begin a migration south to Spain as Autumn begins. And then? The time seems to be speeding by (in the form of a neon snake?!) before we've even begun.


Thursday, 11 March 2010


3 weeks to go!

Dug the rest of these up the other day - we've been trying to sort the allotment out ready for it's year of (mostly) looking after itself. Discovered that a lot of the huge weed pile we created when we first cleared the plot has turned into a lovely dark compost - it was like finding treasure! Dave, one of our plot neighbours, was a tad jealous!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

4 weeks to go...

Exactly 4 Weeks left at work. Laura has handed in her notice now so there's no turning back... Matt.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The First Post

Hello there! This is weird - who am I writing to? No-one, because no-one knows about this site yet. Oh well. Only 4 weeks and two days to go until we leave work, hooray! We've got our first WWOOFing site sorted for the end of April - it's in Torrington in Devon and we'll finish the day before Julie's wedding which will be a short drive away to Ilfracombe. If you're interested. Starting to feel a bit more real now. We've just returned from a lovely long weekend in Italy visitng Katharine and Fabio where we had lots of delicious food and wine, plenty of sun, amazing views of snow-capped mountains, met lovely people (who didn't seem to mind our deficiency in Italian) - thanks K&F!! That will be our last big spend for a while. Save save save now.
Just re-read this. It's pretty dull! Luckily no-one knows it's here.