On the 26th of February 2018, we left behind the familiar comforts of home in George, South Africa, to start our big adventure. This is who we are, a world travelling family of five and this is how the story goes…
The short version
South Africa 1995: Boy meets girl. Ten years later in England boy and girl fall in love. Fast forward 3 years: boy and girl, now living in England, gets married in South Africa. If you’re losing count, the year is now 2008.
Nine years and three children later we’re not “boy” and “girl” anymore, but Mom and Dad. In October 2017 we discussed the possibility of traveling full time for the first time as the stability of our country becomes a question mark more every day. By the end of November, we made up our minds. Three months later our lives are packed up into too many suitcases for Brendan to deal with. We board a plane to England and a new story begins. The story we hope you will follow and enjoy.
You may call us spontaneous because we took the exciting yet terrifying decision to uproot our young family within a month to travel and explore the world. To top it off, we’re taking on the mammoth responsibility of homeschooling our children. Ourselves! We’ll let you know how that works out.
MEET THE CREW
Brendan is the rock of the family. Everything happens around him. Without him, the wheels will come off and none of our adventures will happen. Who will fix the broken wheels? Only Daddy can. He can do everything! Being a private person he doesn’t like having his photo taken, but we’re working on that.
Brendan loves a good coffee, sports, singing, playing cards and general knowledge games, table tennis, mountain biking and travelling.
An adrenaline ninja with no fear of heights, he enjoys snowboarding and has the big ones like paragliding, bungee jumping and sand boarding some serious dunes under the belt.
He does not like orange flavoured chocolates, peas and corn. Oh, and brusselsprouts. He does not like brusselsprouts. I admit on his behalf that he is a little OCD. Before he met me, his life was super organised. The notes in his wallet were even organised in a specific way! Whaaat?! Anywhoo, his life is much better with me and our 3 kiddos in it to joosh things up a bit.
I’m Lindsay, a scatty bookkeeper, now homeschool Mom addicted to travel planning and blogging. Some traveling done in my twenties woke the wanderlust in me and I wanted more. Lots more!
An easy-going-kind-of-person, I can find a redeeming quality in almost any movie. Except for maybe gory horrors or very spooky ones. Don’t like those. Always wishing I have more time to lose myself in a good book, things I like are anything with fudge or caramel in and on it, more fudge, cats, coffee, games of all sorts.
I confess I have a strange affection for doilies and I’m a terrible singer, but I love to sing in the shower or in the car and sometimes even in church, despite turning heads. Did I mention that Brendan has a great singing voice? I love wedding music. Pet hates are cold water, raisins, bullying, wasting food, cheap toilet paper, and brusselsprouts.
One of the most rewarding things about our adventure since we’ve started this blog is to hear back from the people we inspire to travel, to live their dreams. Our stories and the destinations we write about make others think about going there themselves. They don’t want to just read about it or see photo’s on social media. That’s a big deal and it gives us the biggest kick of all!
So, if you’re even slightly tickled, enticed, maybe even inspired, please don’t keep it to yourself? Tell us. We’re dying to hear from you.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brendan & Lindsy
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