And so it begins!

And so it begins, the 5 months of travelling we’ve all been waiting for!
The start was not so great, a 9.30am flight from gatwick means a 7.30am check in at gatwick… Which means a 5am wake up. But the morning swiftly improved with some back pack photos before checking in and heading off for a BIG last breakfast with the family. A great start to our travels and a good way to say bye to the family.

Luckily for me, I wasn’t alone in saying bye and the fact that Juliet was in the same position as me helped keep back the tears!! So with some long hugs and then a second round of swifter ones (or I definitely would have cried – holding back tears at this point) we headed off to airport security…. In the wrong direction! A quick turn around sorted that (we’ve very on the ball and ready for travelling) and finally (and thankfully) made it to the plane in one piece. (First mission accomplished!)