Our Big Family Road Trip: Preparing to leave

      Perhaps this post should have been written before yesterday’s but never mind! The run-up to the trip was proving extremely stressful, not least because the person who was supposed to have transferred the funds from our savings account hadn’t actioned the request, leaving us without any money for the trip until 3pm… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: We have arrived!

    After almost ten hours of travelling we finally at our first stop in Burgundy.  The journey was long, although quite smooth and uneventful.  It took three hours before anyone asked if we were there yet.  Once the question had been asked once it was like toothpaste had been squeezed out of a tube… Read More

The Big Family Road Trip: And we’re off!

    It’s 6am and I have been up for over an hour.  I’m gulping down hot coffee, trying desperately to remember anything I might have forgotten and psyching myself up for the most memorable, and quite possibly, most stressful trip we are likely to take. The day has arrived.  In an hour we’ll or… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: 3 days until our feat of insanity begins!

    As we prepare to set off on our long-awaited trip on Friday, we find ourselves battling nerves and dealing with practicalities on a scale we’ve never faced before. Nine weeks with ten children in total – nine of whom are under ten years of age, is set to be no mean feat.  Ever… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Your FAQs answered

    We find that we’re regularly being asked the same questions about our upcoming road trip.  Here are some answers for you:   Q.  How long are you going for? A. We are going for nine weeks.  And one day.   Q:  Who is going? A:  Mike and I and all but the two… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Two weeks to go!

      ‘At this time in two weeks we will be on the road!’ I told the children this morning. Various cries of, ‘I can’t wait!’ resounded. ‘Wow! Saying it like that makes it seem so real!’ said Caitlin, amazed at how quickly the time seems to have come around. It has come around… Read More