This is our last weekend in Tasmania.

How about that. In two days we jump on a plane to fly to the other side of the planet to live on the boat.

Live on a boat. I’ve repeated in case you missed it the first time!

At times this does my head in, so I can understand my mother thinking I am crazy or have secretly joined a cult. I mean what we are doing is not normal.



The Germans Would Say I Am Having A Torschlusspanik Moment

Torschlusspanik (n.): The fear, usually as one gets older, that time is running out and important opportunities are slipping away.

Thanks Germans for having a word to describe my motivations. (My sister a psych nurse might have another word for me.)


I Can’t Deny

I can’t deny my current move out of my comfort zone and current life is based on some fear. Fear that if I don’t go somehow I will be missing out. I hate the idea that on my death bed I might lie there squirming in the fact that I didn’t do much besides ordinary. I am driven by the desire to see more than what I see now. Have a chance to talk to strangers who view the world from a new perspective, one that I can’t even imagine.


If the water happens to my death bed you can say “I told her so”. Plus it’s too late, the deal has been done.  My new life is now packed in two 30 kg bags and ready to go.

Anxieties aside I am soooo excited.  It is so close now I can just about taste it.  Getting a shot at living a dream even if it is driven by the fear of time running out is a privilege and pretty thrilling.



By The Way….. France to Tahiti

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Adding to our excitement is the chance that at the beginning of October Captain and I have been invited to deliver a new Catana 42 from France to Tahiti with delivery captain good egg extraordinaire Chrisptophe.

What an opportunity.

First ocean passage, first blue water bad weather and all under the watchful eye of experience. Plus my French would have to improve and no doubt Captains knowledge of cooking Meditareean style will be better for the sharing. I reckon I could even say I might be a sailor by the time we arrive.

This seems just too good an opportunity to learn to pass up. We hope it happens. Fingers crossed



So a rip roaring YeHaarr Let the Adventure Begin



the Miss


PS Whilst writing this we are watching the Socceroos take on Chile. I wonder if we will be able to see our team whilst in France? Even if no it will be fabulous to be in Europe while the World Cup is on.

GOOAAAL!! Life is beautiful

Tim Cahill 2


Football update – we haven’t won but our boys played a Stella game. PROUD.






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  1. justin

    Go you good thing, go!!! I love that you are living the dream. It is an inspiration and a call to search deep for one’s own big adventure. See you on the coast – somewhere in the world.

    And l will miss you

  2. Mike Poulsen

    Welcome to Europe soon and happy travels .. and i can¨t wait until next year where i will be cursing as well even do first in Europe and Scandinavia before i will set sail on my long long voyage .. see you soon somewhere in Europe…

    Ps. i feel sorry that the Aussies did at least get a tie they played really good .. and believe me you will be able to watch football in Europe at and at more proper house ..

    Stay in touch

    Nidnoi I

  3. the Miss

    Hi Mike

    Today have arrived in Marseille to the truth that is football here. Our hotel is near the Algerian section of town and they certainly know how to celebrate victory. Very special.

    Looking forward to shared adventures =)

    the Miss

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