3 Mar

Things we packed that we like!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Packing List, Preparation    

One month of travel, two kids and three countries. We left Australia with 2 large backpacks and 4 smaller day packs between the four of us.  Did we bring enough ‘stuff’?  Yes. Did we bring too much? No, I don’t think so. There isn’t anything that I have come across yet that I think I must ditch at the next opportunity; except for the bottle of shampoo that leaked twice and...

2 Feb

The final countdown!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Preparation, Update    

The week that was …

  • I gladly said goodbye to Toowoomba and added more kilometres to the car driving all over to pickup kids and make it to my parent’s house.
  • Squeezed in a movie with my mum and sister – recommend ‘The King’s Speech’. 
  • Steve celebrated his last day of work and attended a race day/farewell with his ambulance mates.
  • The ute got a new windscreen before handing...

24 Jan

14 sleeps to go

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Preparation, Update    

Life has settled dramatically since my last post. We officially moved out of our house on Saturday – a little sad for a number of reasons but especially because it was absolutely sparkling clean and I would have loved to sit and enjoy that moment; which wouldn’t have lasted long with two boys, but still would have been nice for a short amount of time. We moved in with some...

7 Jan

28 sleeps to go!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in Plans, Preparation, Update    

Today’s weekly round-up falls on MOVING DAY!  A day marked on the calendar for 6 months and ever looming.  I feel like I have been preparing for this day for months and actually I have.  I started packing early as I knew what a momentous task it would be, and that is after 2 garage sales and numerous trips to charity collection points to rid ourselves of unwanted items. ...

7 Jan

Thank you for looking after our ‘stuff’

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Preparation, Update    

To my parents – a heartfelt thank you for taking loving care of our beloved dog Karlee. We look forward to seeing her in good health when we return (fingers crossed).  Also thanks for minding the outdoor setting, every garden ornament and numerous miscellaneous items.

To Steve’s parents – thank you for taking care of the garden mulcher and other miscellaneous items. ...

4 Jan

35 sleeps to go and Happy New Year!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Preparation, Update    

The Baigrie house was a hive of activity this week.  I finished my last day of work for 2010 and prepared for Christmas with last minute gift wrapping and food preparation.  We enjoyed a Christmas Eve feast as a family unit as the joys of shiftwork saw Steve rostered on for Christmas Day.  I drove 2 hours to Brisbane on Christmas Day with the boys to share lunch with 20...

24 Dec

41 days to go!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Health, Preparation    

Another busy week has come and gone.  Steve had his last rabies vaccination; boys enjoyed the second week of holidays and I finally pulled my finger out and organised all the landlord, house, contents, storage and transportation insurance.  Don’t normally name drop but thanks to Suncorp – I’ve been impressed with their service as a first time customer.

I finished work for...

18 Dec

48 days to go!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Preparation, Update    

Now we are counting in days!  Panic is starting to set in. So many things to do and the list doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter.  On top of everything we now have a ute to fix after it was side swiped by a truck this week when parked in the street.  Ahhh! These things are sent to test us I know but we could certainly do without the inconvenience thanks! 

This week we...

10 Dec

8 weeks to go!

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Health, Preparation    

This week was a week of lasts - the last week of school and pre-prep with school parties and concerts; the last piano lesson and last basketball session.  In fact, the last day of school for a long long time, which I had to remind Harris of when he whinged that only 5 children in his class were going to be there on the last day for ’clean up’ day.

We also survived our...

22 Nov

Jakarta to KL to Phnom Penh

Posted By: Baigrie Family in General, Plans    

We got in and booked some flights to take advantage of one of Air Asia’s sales. Think we now have the hang of their website.

Flight path:  Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur on 15th February.

Flight path: KL to Phnom Penh on 23rd February.

Plan to start our stay at Singing Kites shortly after our arrival in Cambodia.  After that … who knows?

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