Monday, 16 September 2013

Tweed to Tokyo

That's our adventure.  Summer 2020, we're going to the Olympics.   All six of us.   Overland.

For the millions of questions: the what, the how, the why.

The which route? 
The what about their education?
The how do we get from there to there?
The which visas do we need? 
The can we really go there? 
The can we really not go there?
The what happens to the house? 
The how on earth are we going to pay for it?
The what on earth are we thinking?

Well, we haven't worked any of those out yet, so feel free to let us know what you think. 

And for all of the answers and more; you've got seven years to watch this space.


  1. Wow, I am in awe... Sounds fabulous - and I look forward to reading about it from my chair in my house and living vicariously through you all...

    1. You do realise that the only reason I'm putting all this out there is because then we'll *have* to do it...

  2. I am in awe of anyone who plans 7 years ahead!

  3. Is there a Waitrose in Tokyo? Is that the attraction?

    1. In seven years time there might be a Waitrose in the Borders...

  4. I keep hoping there might be a waitrose in Yorkshire! Sounds like a super adventure

    1. Is there seriously not one in the whole of Yorkshire? Come on Waitrose, sort it out!

  5. Oooh - sounds fantastic!

    I too am in awe of anyone who plans 7 years in advance. I can barely see past the end of my nose most days.

    My partner said that when he was growing up there was a boy who moved to Toronto from Scotland I think. His family had lived in Afghanistan (his dad was with the British Army) and when they were done, they drove back to the UK. And then immigrated to Canada (I think).

    And growing up in Middle East, I heard of people who chose to drive back to the UK. At least you have the internet and GPS to help you find your way!

    1. I'm not sure you'd call what we've done "plan"...

      And you forget that I'm a luddite who doesn't believe in GPS. We're going to go to Stanfords (running a close second to Waitrose - which wasn't what this post was about but seems to have hijacked it anyway) and buy lots (and lots) of maps....

      Although you probably have absolutely no idea what either Waitrose or Stanfords is of course. So forgive me.

      Or if you really want to know, go here or here (although neither is even close to the off-line version).


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