I am so excited I could almost burst. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls. My Wanderlust spirit will get to fly … or ride in this case!

Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we all know that the girls will breathe fresh life into them and recharge their batteries, whilst spoiling the girls with love and attention, as all grandchildren do and deserve.


But nonetheless, our trip is booked, our route is planned, our accommodation reserved.

I love travelling. It’s not about the destination for me. It’s about the journey. The adventure. The scenery. The feast on the eyes!

If you don’t already know, we’re going on a motorbike. A BMW, GS 1200 Adventure. It’s my first time on a ‘biking tour.

Yes, I’m nervous. Yes, I know it’s ambitious. Yes, I want to do it.

My husband has made sure I’m kitted out correctly (he always is!). My kids are in the best hands possible, and our lives are in order … read here if you don’t know what I mean.

Our plan is to do 3 countries in 3 days!

Like I said, ambitious. FYI, not only am I a novice, but I had both hips replaced in 2015, less than 2 years ago.

Our itinerary looks like this:

  • Day 1: South Africa to Swaziland
  • Day 2: Swaziland to South Africa to Lesotho
  • Day 3: Lesotho too home, South Africa.

If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, I suggest you do! I will post awesome photos along the way. 


Mom Of Two Little Girls | A Parenting blogger based in Yorkshire, raising strong girls in a modern world.