Its amazing that even with the desire to go all zen on this trip and to bring and live without too much stuff...how much stuff we actually have! Mind you the desire to be zen is at war with the desire to have cute and comfy camping. So bunting, pretty deckchair covers and a table cloth seem to be essential. As of course they are

I am humbled by one thing though, the willingness of complete strangers to host us for a night or two. We all watch the news and get more and more frightened to step outside of our front door, because of 'strangers' but a handful of complete strangers have opened their homes to us. So far we have offers of hosting in germany, Italy and croatia, plus a city tour of Zuirich. I love that there are still people in the world who are open to making new friends and to meeting new people. Those are my tribe and I am so looking forward to meeting some of them.

I am down to the last few items on my to-do list. I am still working out some way of mozzie proofing the  van so that we can have windows open while we sleep. I am a mozzie banquet and there is a heatwave across mainland europe (yay! sunshine) so I have been wrestling with velcro and netting, but I think I am winning. Then all I have to fix up is a shade/wind panel for the awning and make those chair covers, pack the van and we are off!

Its probably a measure of the people that we are, that we are devoting as much space to books and craft materials as clothing.
 


Comments

Wulf
07/10/2010 12:47pm

I love the fact that <u>bunting</u> makes it to your list of essential items!

Bon voyage, you two, and keep those posts and photos coming. (Start with the expensive ferry ride.)

Pauline
07/11/2010 3:49pm

Hey Edel and Molly,
Thought I had lost you two... it is great to see your creative adventurous spirit is still as strong as ever. Your van looks just soo cute. I think you are going to have some amazing stories to tell. Re Venice my advice is don’t – but then I guess one has to see it once!! Milan was a lot better for us. Dan didn’t want to leave the hotel room in Venice!!
Just got back from a week adventuring in NZ by myself – beautiful country. I now have a house in Dunedin!!

You two have a fantastic, memorable, amazing, safe and cosmically magic journey to OZ and back
Xxx Pauline
Look forward to the stories

Edel
07/11/2010 4:43pm

Pauline...so fabulous to hear from you..and no, someone as fabulous as you, I would never loose touch with..

grammer out the window, can you tell its very late and I have been packing rosita all day.
x


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