R.ight, E.nough and D.o

(or 10 problems to overcome before I travel)

RIGHT! Let’s get a few things straight.

Getting ready to travel to another country and a new adventure isn’t all peaches and cream. I sat down and made a list of the things I had to DO.

Obstacle 1 – organize my passport.

Obstacle 2 – find someone to look after my home and animals while I’m away.

Obstacle 3 – tell my family and wait for the negative reaction.

Obstacle 4 – get to the doctor’s and have a check-up and get vaccinations.

Obstacle 5 – go to Sydney (shudder – I don’t like the city) and meet my potential ‘boss’ in Cambodia.

Obstacle 6 – have enough money to buy my airline ticket.

Obstacle 7 – and any other problems that may pop up before I leave.

Obstacle 8 – get over my fear of heights.


Shudder then faint. Not my idea of bliss!

Obstacle 9 – find out where I would be going, and how to get there.

Obstacle 10 – work out how to be careful and not get Dengue fever (I’ve had it before) and Malaria while I’m away.

I looked at that list and sighed. That was certainly ENOUGH  difficulties to surmount for the moment.

Where to start?

Okay – let’s start at the very beginning.  (Gosh – that sounds like the start of a song – Sound of Music and Julie Andrews starts scrolling in my mind – better put on a CD of music) … Whoops  … distraction number one – better get back on track.

Obstacle 1 :-  Check. New passport done, dusted and delivered.

Obstacle 2 :-  Check. A friend already lined up to stay in my house and look after the animals.

Obstacle 3 :-  Check. Couldn’t believe there was a resounding “Good for you, Mum. That’s awesome!”                          from my family.

Obstacle 4 :- Well – that’s coming up on the last week of April – so I’ll let you know next blog posting.

Obstacle 5 :- Check. I’ve been to Sydney and met the owner of the orphanage. It wasn’t as bad as I thought!

Now I’m more excited than ever with the prospect of helping in the orpanage and meeting the all the people over there. So – we are now up to Obstacle 6 – I’ll keep you updated next month on the progress I’m making.

See you then.


  1. Liz · April 14, 2016

    Yay! I am looking forward to the next installment. Good luck, Maureen, and happy travels.

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  2. How exciting Maureen this sounds like a perfect plan. I will definitely enjoy your journals from Cambodia and your journey to arrive at your destination. Have fun with every little thing 8)

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