Our life in a box
Well we have finally sold our house in preparation for our trip and all of our possessions are now in a 3mx6m lock up! It is floor to ceiling with no room at all. I have managed to squeeze my other two motorbike in there as well and will be spraying them with a good soaking of wd40 or similar to keep everything nice and shiny while we are away.
We are now living between our kids,two week at Rachels our daughter and two week at Simons our son on a rotation basis. We get to spend some real quality time with the grand kids which is great because the hardest part of this trip is not going to be riding for days in the mud,rain or cold its going to be so far away from our kids and the grand kids. But still, we will have video Skype which we will be using a lot when will have a connection.
With the lock up, paying for a year in advance we can get a decent discount,we have put some moth balls and cockroach traps in and the kids will do monthly check ups on are stuff to make sure everything is ok.
We have still got are block of land which we plan to build on when we come back,it seems silly to build on it now and then leave it for a year unattended. At least while we are away we can design a house to our liking and no doubt will have a Asian influence !
I have decided that my old motorbike jacket and helmet wont last a year trip so i have updated them, plus i got a new pair of bike/hiking boots as well,the jacket is supposed to be waterproof without putting a liner in like my old jacket ,which was a pain in the ass and the helmet has a peak on it ,seeing that we are heading west all the way ,that way the sun wont get in my eyes to bad in the late afternoon.
Chris is busy sorting duel passports out and checking visa’s,we have decided to renew are British passport and leave with them.With are Australian passports left here with the Pakistan visa forms ready ,with Rachel sending them to get processed a couple of months after we leave and then when she gets them back we will get them couriered to us in Thailand,or better still Simon and Kayla and the boys can bring them when they come for a short holiday with us in Thailand. That way we will reach Pakistan in time without the visa running out before we get there.