I have learnt many thing on my course this week. For instance, I now know that using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) ‘bicycle’ is spelt like this: /ˈbaɪsɪkəl/ That’s so cool! It looks a bit Russian to me. /oʊld grin ˈbaɪsɪkəl/ Any ideas what these means? (The picture should give you a clue)

This week circumstances have encouraged me to turn my attention to cerebral preparation for the trip. I am now officially ‘unemployed’. Having made the symbolic and real move of resigning from my permanent employment back in July last year when the Trip idea crystallised into a plan, I was then fortunate to have steady contract […]