Hello all! Floss here with a quick update on what we have been up to on Fat Susan in 2021 and what our plans are next. Although, who bloody knows what will happen next in the world? …..
It’s three weeks to the hour that we shut the door on our ‘normal’ life, loaded the taxi with a 100kg of stuff we should have put onto Fat Susan back in August and embarked upon our third trip of a lifetime. I’m currently sat in Susan’s cockpit, drinking coffee and watching the sun, Read More
I’ve now got just over seven months of early morning train action under my belt, commuting from Portsmouth on the 06:34 to London, it’s high time for a bit of reflective writing. I’m looking back on the highs and lows of the commute, boat ownership and our first summer of sailing. Things have definitely, Read More
We love Asia and so do our kids. Asia is different to our home in the UK. The culture, the food, the people, the transport, the climate, the language. So much for your kids to learn and experience. Travelling or holidaying in Asia with kids is a fantastic adventure, one that will stay with them, Read More
Someone famous once said that all great journeys start with a single step. If that’s the case, then the delayed 06:50 to London would appear to be the step that sets us off on the path to starting our sailing adventure. It’s a beautiful fresh and crisp spring morning, exactly the sort that I’m, Read More
We’ve been joking about buying a boat, filling it fun of gin and sailing around the world for years, even before our kids were born. It was such a ridiculous dream that neither of us actually meant it. So guess what we’re going to do next….. We don’t have a boat and we don’t, Read More
8 easy steps to saving enough money to drop everything and travel the world We had already been saving money to take our sons (aged 9 and 11) on overseas family backpacking adventures. But when we decided to drop everything and travel around Asia for a year, we had to turn our money, Read More
We’re going home After travelling through nine countries over almost eleven months with our two kids, we are sitting in the dark on our 22nd and final flight of our year-long Asian backpacking family adventure, bound for Heathrow, London. It’s 3.30am London time but 11.30am Sydney time. My body is fully aware that it’s, Read More