Post holiday blues....and where to from here...

18 September 2017

We are home....


Two months travelling in the 'Winenbago' over in a blink.. how can that be?


When we left home on July 15 it felt like it would never end.... I had visions of what life would be like on the road... I was sure it held all the answers. In a lot of ways it did....but like everything..there was a few downsides as well.



I loved living small.... that little home on wheels that we call 'The Winnie' or 'Winenbago'... was just perfect.. Id make the bed before I got out of it.... cooking was quick and easy... I could sweep the floor in 20 seconds... and even the limited choice of clothing was a blessing. 

I loved the freedom to move to a new spot.... most often we moved on each morning...if we really loved a spot....we could opt to stay on longer.

I loved exploring.... experiencing....and having a go at things...


I loved the healthy routine.... easy fresh food.... and lots of walking... 17000+ steps some days.

I loved that I never ...not once....opened my laptop...

I loved limited internet.... I didn't feel bad if I wasn't as 'present' online...

I loved keeping my days simple.... I read in the mornings... we walked.... I sometimes crafted.... we went to bed early...

But on the flipside....

I missed family terribly...

I realised that holidays like this on the road are great....idyllic... but it couldn't be a permanent solution for me....I love the familiarity of a home base... I love being close to my family and friends...


So now we are home.... (and this happens every single time we travel) ...I wonder...can I incorporate the things I loved while we were on the road... into my everyday ?

Can I downsize everything in this home more?

Can I prioritise walking...and trying new things....over the burden of all the commitments I currently stress over... like work....blogging... emails....etc?

I would love thoughts.....

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  1. Hi Mardi, I enjoyed watching your trip via instagram, my partner and I are making plans like that too.....in the near future, just bought the van! I turned 50 a few weeks ago but I still have 10 , 13 and 14 year old daughters.... at home I have been right into the minimalism lately and its been really helpful. I read the Konmari book, the life changing magic of tidying....OMG I can't stop chucking things out now LOL....have you read it? Im hoping this will make my life less stressful, still working on the tidying at the moment tho! Yvette

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    1. Hi Yvette... thanks for your lovely comment. Honestly...setting up a van /motorhome and planning travels is the best isn't it! We spent so many weekends getting organised... making things workable...and pretty of course. It really paid off though... we lived very comfortably in that tiny space. I hope you make some lovely trips with your girls while you can experience it together..we have a lot of memories from travelling with our kids over the years.
      I did read Marie Kondos book...it really was a bit 'life changing'... I went crazy at the time...I condensed...and simplified... but I'm thinking I might need to revisit it. I see she now has an App. (insert thinking emoji...)
      Have fun with your 'chucking out' its such a great feeling..
      Mardi x

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