Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Ready for the off...

We are all packed and ready to go. Our internet is cancelled from midnight and it is all starting to feel a bit real!

I don't know how long it will be before we have sensible internet access again - several weeks probably - it takes almost a week just to get to St Helena.

The itinerary for anyone mad enough to be considering it is:

Wed - taxis (yes we need 2) to the station, train to oxford, taxi to RAF Brize Norton, board flight to Ascension Island.

Thurs - Land on Ascension Island

Fri, Sat - Explore Ascension (I am considering this a little mini holiday in all the madness)

Sun - Board the RMS St Helena

Mon - Stop the Smalls dropping over the side

Tues - Arrive in St Helena.

The Smalls are madly excited about the variety of transportation involved and I am eyeing the pile of ten (yes ten) suitcases, 5 carry-ons, three car seats and a buggy warily.

It's going to be an adventure!



  1. Safe trip, look forward to your posts when you're up and running!!
    Victoria xx

  2. Bye, please pop my blog when you get a chance and let me know how you're doing! Have a safe journey! So exciting! :) x

    1. Inspired entirely by you my first two vintage sheet purchases (complete bargains too) snuck their way into one of the cases on Saturday. Will blog about them one day!

  3. what a trip to under take, I got the wrong end of the stick , not been following you long and thought you very off to the Channel Isles!! This is far more exciting
    I am sure your smalls will look back in years to come and marvel at the epic trip

    My brother was in the Falklands for a few years after the war as a teacher and went via the Ascension Islands.