Monday, 5 September 2016

Not yet ready for Autumn

Quirky tavena in Vathy Samos.
Ive been reading Home Sweet Anywhere written by Lynne Martin and following her blog at Lynne and her husband Tim sold their house and possessions  about five years ago to embark on travelling the world. Lynne I think is now in her early 70's and Tim a few years younger. I love this couple, Im totally enthralled by their lifestyle and I want to do it too. Lovejoy is up for it I think?? However,we will not sell our home, but will probably rent it out for a couple of years this along with our pensions should give us enough income to fund our traveling and living expenses.

I have a serious case of wanderlust I really do and although I adore my family and my home I need to get this out of my system before I'm too much older and may not have the energy or inclination to live out of a carry on bag. I also realise how fortunate I am to have been able to retire early with no mortgage or debts so I want to have adventures before I settle down to growing my own veg lol.

Me and Lovejoy a bit worse for wear
Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey
numerous trips so far this year include Mexico, six weeks based on Samos visiting Turkey, Ikaria and Patmos, Gran Canaria a couple of weeks ago with our daughters and granddaughters and various trips into London for theatre shows and somerset house open air film night. We are taking one further trip to Samos on Wednesday for a month to prolong our summer I am not yet ready to launch myself into Autumn. When we get home there will be a new granddaughter's imminent arrival and further trips to plan for. Life is so much fun and I am having a ball in retirement I only wish I had more time to blog but I'm too busy living my life to write about it at the moment. Not that I'm saying those that blog every day aren't living their life theyr'e just much more organised than me lol.

Does anyone else have a massive wanderlust? If so how do you manage/fund it etc? Also what impact does it have on friends and family?