Sunday, July 1, 2007

Preparing to Travel

It's now about two and a half months until we leave, and a number of things have been happening as we look ahead to our time in Nottingham...
  • We now have our passports, complete with the obligatory embarassing photos
  • We have just shipped off 15 boxes of clothes, toys, appliances, linen, kitchen items and even the oil painting that used to have pride of place in our entry hall. These things should arrive about the same time as we do, and will be delivered to our door.
  • We have been doing the "background" things that will enable us to get visas, such as meeting with the bank manager to discuss financial things, and sorting out our rental contract in Nottingham
  • We have completed our barista training, and now have two fancy certificates, proudly displayed in the bottom drawer of our desk
  • We have applied for funding from a Christian organisation that supports projects like ours - and will find out about the results later this year
  • We have booked our plane tickets, and are in the process of trying to explain to Cara that we will all soon be travelling inside one of those little things that flies through the sky
  • We have been buying cold-weather clothes!!

Over the next little while we hope to update the blog with some upcoming events...

3 comments:

terminus said...

We are planning for our trip too! It looks like we will be hiring a campervan just like we did in 1982-1983 (hopefully in the same clapped out blue VW Combi van), and travelling over the countryside just like the Leyland Brothers (or the Scooby gang).

trailblazer777 said...

leyland brothers *LOL*
would love to travel round Aust one day...

but I digress I am not here primarily to comment on someone elses comment...

All the best Matt and Bec and kids, be alert but not alarmed *LOL* and have a safe trip, all the best in the UK! look forward to hearing more about your exciting adventures there.

trailblazer777 said...

congrats on the successful Barista training another piece of the puzzle in place...