So it’s only a month till we depart now (23rd May departure date), and we’re into super orbit panic mode of pack/sort house, sort boat, sort kids, trying to be in two places (south coast and Cotswolds simultaneously!) What games to take, what clothes, how many books? Small problems of generator, engine, hot water system and solar panels are keeping Russell just slightly busy too. We go from crazy details (ordering courtesy flags for all the countries we will visit, how many spare engine parts to take) to renting the house out and selling cars. It’s a whirlwind of lists, buying bits and endless things to do. Work and studying seems tame in comparison (and that is manic)! The boys are super happy and excited and we are all still smiling amongst the whirlwind!