Wednesday, 28 January 2009

An update on the sailing adventure

I have a massively busy week this week so blogging has been kept to a minimum. But just to let you know that the application form for the round the world sailing adventure is complete and will be put into this afternoon's post. They then set up an interview to determine whether I get a place on the race.

If I don't, then at least I won't wonder what if. And I can continue my already busy life.

If I do, it will be action stations. I will need all hands on deck to help me brainstorm ways to raise the funds.

I'll probably also need some counselling on how to cope with being away from my children who I've never been apart from for more than 2 days at a time. This is worryin me already.

And any personal trainers out there, some advice on how to build upper body strength would be useful too.

Anyway, not getting ahead of myself. One step at a time. Application in post. Tick.

Wait for further details....

11 comments:

Ali said...

Oooh, it's very exciting.You're gonna have to train your arse off though! What does hubby say? Is he excited too?

Home Office Mum said...

He's supportive. Not sure about excited. He has to deal with the kids. But he's pleased for me and glad that I'm excited about something.

More than a Mother said...

Wow! How long will you be away?

Potty Mummy said...

You know, I saw that ad too, and for just one moment pictured myself battling the elements and being part of team facing extreme challenges. Sadly, it's not going to happen, but good for you! I so hope you get it and if you do, will be rooting for you all the way.

Home Office Mum said...

More than a mother - if I get it, I've applied for the first leg which takes between 31 and 35 days - plus about 20 days of training before hand. I would LOVE to do the first two legs but being away from Mid Sept till end NOv is just too long away from my boys and my poor husband might lose the plot.

Potty Mummy, I'm not sure how I'm going to make it happen if I get accepted but I'm going to go for it!

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

That is so amazing HOM (hom? Not sure I like that! Give me something else to call you. I need a term of endearment.)

You would have such an amazing story to tell if you did get accepted.
You could blog from the boat. My mind is racing with all the possibilities!

Home Office Mum said...

Tara - I'm happy with HOM, sort of like a yoga ohm, only different. And yes, I would like to angle to be their media correspondent from the boat (which is one of the roles). Am completely torn between the first leg (hot, humid, very little wind so good for tan but highly frustrating) vs the second leg which is white knuckle yee-hah racing in big waves. Less chance of a tan, more chance of a lost finger but much more exhilirating. Decisions decisions. I am going to be so gutted now if I don't get in.

Iota said...

Go you!

Helen said...

I am glad that you have decided to try it out!! I hope that you get in (on?!)

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Well done, good luck and hope you get it. I think there are many fund-raising opportunities and you should be able to get pretty big following if you can blog from the boat.

I am kind of jealous and also not. Jealous because it's a big thing to do and I don't know that I would have the nerve to do such a big thing, not jealous because I'm scared silly of pretty much any boat smaller than a ferry.

When I was 10 my parents upped sticks and moved us to Spain for a year, because they had an opportunity to live in a friend's flat and teach his students. It was a huge thing to do, but a brilliant one for everyone. If you have it in you to do it, then you really should (and you get it, of course). Your kids will be absolutely fine and all their friends will be stunned by what a cool mum they have. It will probably do your husband good, too (don't know him, of course, but I think the vast majority of husbands would benefit from being main carer for more than a couple of days!).

Wow!

A Modern Mother said...

Thus my living through you begins. When will we hear? At the risk of sounds American, AWESOME.