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Hello world!

WordPress supplied the title and I think it’s a good start to a blog that will be about the Skinner-Vennell family and our trip Round The World.  There are five of us, Anna and Leah are the mums in our family, Bede 9, Emmett 6 and Florence 21 months are the kids.  Currently Anna works as a doctor and Leah, who is a teacher by training, is home educating the kids. We are in the preparation phase right now with a departure date of mid March 2010.  

In some ways our adventure actually began this year, with a move to rural South Australia from our home in New Zealand.  We’ve had lots of exciting adventures here (you can see some photos at www.skinner-vennell.smugmug.com) and we’re all looking forward to stepping right outside our comfort zone and learning more about the world on our travels.   

We booked our tickets this week and I’ll see if I can post a link to a map type itinerary when I have played with this site a bit more.  Leah is in New Zealand this week as her brother got married on Saturday (Congratulations Ben and Erin) so she is shopping for a list of gear we have decided we’ll need.  We have been looking at lots of other family RTW blogs to get good advice from others who have tried such a challenge with their children.   Some of the most useful have been: Six in the World; JamesWorld.  So we’d love to hear from all our friends and family and even random strangers who have travelled the world – what were the most challenging, the most exciting and rewarding, the scariest things that happened to you?

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