My feet are, if I’m honest, a touch on the itchy side.
At the top of every list I make for self improvement and fulfilment is a new place to travel to. I’ve not always been so confident about seeing the world, and I’m not the most widely travelled person in the world, but I am working on it.
Chris and I have been planning our Big Trip for years now. Neither of us ever took gap years, but now that we’re married, and looking to move out of London (finally!) and generally thinking about all that big life stuff, we finally made the decision to take some time to scratch our prickling tootsies.
Which is why from January to March next year we will be off roaming this big, wide, wonderful planet. Let the planning commence! We’re both really fortunate to have been granted sabbaticals for that time, and although three months doesn’t seem like a lot, we plan to cram in as much as possible.
The adventure begins just after Christmas in Borneo (a place I have been before and loved), before moving on to Northern Australia via Singapore. Australia has been top of my list to visit forever, not least because I have family there, and while Chris has been on a number of trips for work he’s never had time to properly explore and get to know the place. So Australia will be the main focus of our trip, taking in Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and everything in between. Then it’s on to New Zealand, where neither of us have ever been, and then to California. The trip ends with a few days in New York, another place I have never been to, before returning to London at the end of March. I told you we wanted to cram a lot in!
With only 9 weeks to go until our departure, there is a lot to plan. And for me, a lot to make! I plan on taking as many me made garments as I can. I’m currently drawing up a list of everything I want to make, so keep your eyes peeled for that, and if you have any suggestions for simple patterns that would be good for hot climes then please let me know!