The website

You might have noticed that the website looks a little different this week. This is because I have moved it.

I decided that I didn’t want to be bothered with techy website headaches while we are away as I will probably be pretty occupied with coming to grips with our new ‘footloose and fancy free’ status. So I moved it to a platform that requires less maintenance. I won’t bore you with the details, but for the webby folk out there, I’ve moved it from a self hosted platform to This means that I only need to think about content on the road.

I hope you like the new look. It’s more of a blog look than a website look because it now isn’t connected to the cycling in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch websites, like it was before, so doesn’t need to perform multiple functions … it’s now just you and me and the road ahead 🙂

So, moving on to what’s been happening this week …

The bad news is that my sewing machine threw a wobbly so wardrobe production is temporarily halted while it undergoes a service. The good news is of course the website move and hopefully more good news tomorrow when this post goes out through the usual channels and nothing has broken … finger crossed. Plus, it’s only 2 weeks to Christmas. Yay!

The Bikes

And we have also picked the Brompton specifications for our bicycles … after much ’discussion’.

Mine looks like this:

my bike

and the Husbands looks like this:


The specs are as follows:

Screen Shot 2013-12-08 at 6.21.10 PM

Now we just have to order them!


The other thought I have had this week is that I can’t imagine that we will ever want to work again … I’m sure we can’t be the only people to think this so I’m interested to know what other people have experienced …

We were thinking that if we did get jobs, it might need to be something that makes money fast so we can go traveling again. A few occupations have come to mind as possibilities but they all have down sides:

  • Oil rig worker – unfortunately this is against most my principles, so puts it in the same category as other high earning ‘icky’ occupations.
  • Ice road trucker – we don’t really like driving so we might need to be ice road bicyclist, which could be challenging with those heavy pipes
  • Assassin – the Husband wants to be Jason Bourne after all, so this could be a goer? I’m thinking Lara croft for me … but I don’t really have the ‘equipment’ for it. Elasti girl of the incredibles might be more my speed as as we share a similar physique.


We might need to give some more thought to this as nothing is really hitting the mark. Ideas anyone?

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