Ben and I never went on a honeymoon. Boo-hoo I hear you cry! We didn’t do the traditional wedding thing at all really. I always dreaded the thought of walking down an aisle having everyone stare at me and having to say vows in front of a huge audience, so instead we did our own much more relaxed style wedding. We had a Wedfest in our own garden! Continue reading “My top 10 honeymoon destinations”
2019 is going to be a somewhat limited travelling year for us. I am in the middle of saving an emergency fund and I have decided to give it a big push in 2019 and hopefully reach my target of £10,000 by the end of the year. This means we won’t be going on any big holidays in 2019, unless I suddenly discover a lot of extra cash or my workload goes through the roof! I’m self-employed and so earnings are always a worry and something I feel anxious about constantly. To ease this anxiety I want to have a substantial emergency fund saved up that will cover my household contributions for several months should work dry up for me or I need to spend time finding employment.
It’s also to cover unexpected bills, such as our Mazda Bongo camper repair bills! I fear we purchased a money pit having already spent £400 on a new turbo and it now being back in the garage for over one week already with an engine problem that will cost us £1200 providing they don’t find anything else wrong in there…
One of my biggest regrets of my twenties and pre-kid life is not travelling the world. When I left school it wasn’t something that interested me or that I had a passion for. I worked the same job for nine years before I had my first daughter and I liked the security of it so didn’t want to ever leave it to go travelling. Now I really wish I had! In my thirties and with two kids and a mortgage, I now, rather annoyingly, have the thirst to travel! Only now I can’t just save up and zip off round the world for a year or so as I have responsibilities. Why, oh, why did I not have this passion and desire in my twenties or late teens when anything was possible?! Continue reading “Victoria’s ultimate travel bucket list”