So we are living on a boat!
‘We’ being my lovely hubby Ric aka friendliest man in the world, Harry our 4 year old who is destined to be David Attenborough 2. Oliver 2, who is destined to be God (in his own mind), currently suffering from a severe bout of 2 year olditis; Myself, 36 going on 2 and Sam our first born fur child.
The boat? Well technically she is a yacht. A boat with the big pole going through the middle of it. Not the super yacht eleventy hundred metres long with 15 pools and McDreamy staff fluffing our deck chair cushions every 5 minutes but a humble 51 ft Jeanneau Sun Odyssey whose previous owner sailed the world seas for 14 years on. ‘Annie T’ is well travelled and proven!
Why are we contributing to the blogosphere? (‘blog’, such an ugly word to record precious thoughts don’t you think?) With the 154 million blogs out there I am sure our creative writing skills will definitely be the most enriching read on the internet. Um… probably not but anyway two reasons; to provide some insight into our slightly left of centre living arrangement and to record the giggles and moments of our adventure to reflect on in the future.
Let me explain why on earth we are doing this. Ooh I hear the voices now…. on the left we have the ‘ you are cray cray taking small children on a boat in the middle of the ocean’ and the right ‘that’s friggin awesome’.
We were well on the road to fulfilling the ‘Straylian’ dream. We had the 5 bedroom house near the beach, had the nice car, had the 2 children and the dog, had well paid and flexible jobs but strangely something was missing; something that made you say you are truly happy with your bit in life. What was it?……… TIME! Time not spent commuting, time to help your children with something that was important to them, time to spend with your partner without looking at some variety of screen, and time to look after yourself. So we chucked it all in and here we are living in a space that best resembles a one bedroom apartment. We know this change is going to be challenging and we promise in thought sharing moments like this that we will be completely honest ……. no polishing for the sake of the public!
So hopefully the above covers the basics of ‘who and why’. I hope we had you at ‘Hello’ and you might check back some time. To my boys, I love you and to quote one of your current favourite movies Up, ‘Adventure is out there!’