The Adventure



Today marks 2 months since we departed Australia. 2 months of living on the road, out of a suitcase with 3 children. There have been ups, a few downs but for the most part, we have been travelling without a care in the world.

5 flights.
4 Shinkansen journeys.
1 roadtrip to Scotland.
8 hotels.
5 serviced apartments.
Countless taxis and trains.
6 airports.

I’ve learnt more about myself on the trip so far than living the last 3 years in suburban Sydney. I’ve learnt first and foremost, patience, flexibility and regaining confidence in myself. That the journey is whatever I want it to be and will be.


Of course, I miss the creature comforts of home. I miss my home! Having my own bed and huge kitchen. I miss friends and playdates. I miss my amazing personal trainer Hayley and our sessions together. I miss my friendly neighbours and quiet street. I miss my car and being able to drive whenever and wherever I want to. I miss my favourite sushi place and the local thai restaurant. But these things? They are all still there, exactly as I left them.


I’ve noticed that some people haven’t kept in contact much since we left. I’m not sure if it’s an “outta sight, outta mind” issue, jealousy or god only knows. I guess people see what they want to see. This time last year, I was just starting a slow decline into depression and went to a very dark place. It was a life changing experience and only a few stood by me through the healing and resurfacing of it all. I’m not sure if anyone would have wanted my life back then. So I am making up for lost time now and vow never to be that sad and depressed woman again.


This week marks a new change on the adventure as our travelling nanny Marlee joins the family. Marlee will be with us until the end of October when we will part ways with her in Denmark. More to come about Marlee soon! Tomorrow we say goodbye to Cannes and head up the road to Nice for another week in the glorious French sunshine. We have been spoiled with amazing sunshine and warm, breezy nights. Life is great, right now in this moment. And I am happy to say, I deserve the happiness. I am grateful every day that the sun rises and I am alive and well.


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  • Reply Belinda Alcock July 8, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Love reading your posts Sam and following you on FB and your travels!!! I think it is amazing that you guys, have the opportunity to do what you are doing, and that you are doing it!!! What an amazing adventure!!

    • Reply goodmumhunting July 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks lovely!

      We still have those tough days every now and then with the kids, but for the most part, we are all loving it. Loving life and so thankful for this opportunity!

      Thanks for reading!


  • Reply Hayley July 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I have nothing but admiration for you. Depression is the pits, no matter what reason put you there in the first place. A tough time in your life will only see those who truly love and care for you stand right beside you. Go and keep living! Wishing you an awesome time abroad x

    • Reply goodmumhunting July 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you lovely.

      It was a really crappy time in my life, but I survived and am turning it all around. No looking back now!

      I’m grateful for the people who stuck around, support is something I will never take for granted every again!

      Thanks for reading!


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