All posts for the month February, 2015

YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINKIt’s ALL STATIONS GO in the Partridge house these days, we are busy packing up our “normal life” into boxes, selling off the extras or donating them to good causes (so we don’t have to store too much). We have listed our house to rent out and people are coming through looking to lease it for the 12 months we are away. We have organised with a friend to care for our dog on her farm whilst we are away … I think he knows Mummy and Daddy are leaving him behind for a while! I am in my last two weeks at work (where I have been for the last 16 years) handing over to my replacement and Vince still has a further two after that….. we are busy catching up with friends and family as best we can and trying to see as much as possible of people before we leave… we are going to miss them. We are booked into a photography course this weekend to sharpen our skills to take those HERO shots to share with you all from our world travels…..they will be AWESOME! I go from being super super excited to scared shi@#less….. but my friends say that’s normal given the circumstances ….I can’t wait! ……something tells me our lives will never be the same again…..BRING IT ON….Here comes ADVENTURE GIRL!


As part of sharing our adventure with others we had a logo designed (by Kiri from Clockwork in Perth) based on our simple design and working to provide constructive feedback. There was a lot of backwards and forwards emails as they didn’t seem to get just how ANIMAL our bike is (initially drawings looked like a scooter!). We eventually went in and met with the graphic designer and things moved forward quickly from there. Once we were happy with the logo and font we moved into having some stickers made (with Steph and John), and within a couple of weeks they finally arrived today! Awesome! We can now share these with our friends in Perth and those we will meet on the road along the way!

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The ANIMAL was shipped from Fremantle, Western Australia by Bikes Abroad on board the Margaret River Bridge. The ship docked at NQ8 on the morning of 29th Jan and left in the evening of 30th. Karen and Vince went down to Freo to sneak some pictures through the fence as they were not permitted on the actual wharf! Bye Bye baby – see you in the UK.