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Back to the day job

It was difficult to have left Ireland towards the end of summer and to come back and find it in the throes of winter. All the more so when our last destination was bright and sunny, and the new one dark and gloomy. Between the lingering jet lag and the difficulty of adjusting to spending […]

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Dublin: The Homecoming

As expected, the flight home is a tough one. At 13 hours straight, it’s the longest flight yet. The airplane is a massive beast with two levels and at least 100 rows of seats. It seems that our previous luck with seating on airplanes has run out. While there are a lot of rows with only one or […]

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The Journey Begins

It’s the night before we head off on our trip around the world. Bags are finally packed, we’re as ready as we’re going to be for setting off apart from getting a good nights sleep. It’s 1am, I’m barely into bed and a house alarm goes off. It sounds like it’s right outside the window. […]

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All my bags are packed…

All my bags are packed Well, not quite – but the trip is only days away.   It’s time to deplete the fridge and do a final clean of the house.  I’ve had what could very well be my last day in work.  When I’ve stopped being so relieved about that I’ll start getting excited about […]

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Last week at work…

Last week at work My two goals for work this week are to a) get paid (not an easy feat in my job) b) manage to leave before I lose my temper It’s only Tuesday and I’m not too confident about either of those goals.  Here’s to the weekend… Related Posts Counting down Two for […]

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Counting down

It’s now 3 weeks until our departure date and we’re really counting down the days now.  Brodie got his voluntary redundancy and finished up work last Friday.  I spent a lot of the weekend studying in an effort to get a certification exam out of the way before we leave.  That was successfully completed yesterday […]

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5 weeks to go

5 weeks from next Tuesday we’ll be heading off on our travels.  How prepared are we?  Not very!  So far we have our main flights booked, USA/Australian visas, accommodation and internal flights for Hawaii.  We’ve also bought our rucksacks.  That’s about it.  But I’ve been slowly gathering a wealth of information on the different places we […]

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T-78 Days

78 days to go… Almost every second company now seems to be letting go of staff.  In some cases because the recession has been hitting them hard.  In others, it’s probably more of an excuse to trim the excess fat while there’s a convenient excuse for it.  Last week, Brodie’s request for unpaid leave to […]

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Two for the Road

Two for the Road Plans are starting to come together, and in the next few weeks we should be finalising the details of the trip. The general plan right now is to leave at the beginning of September and return at the start of December, so we’ll be on the road for a little over […]

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