The Story

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

I feel better about being home when things like this are back on my tv.

I feel better about being home when things like this are back on my tv.

7

When I returned home from travelling, I looked at Palace’s next five fixtures and thought to myself, if we can possible get seven points from those games, we’ve got a good chance of staying up. Four games have gone and we’ve got ourselves twelve. I’m still not celebrating until we’re mathematically safe. Forever the pessimist.

You may remember that back around my birthday last November, NASA and Lego announced that they would be releasing a Lego version of Curiosity, and I blogged saying that this would make the perfect birthday present. When I returned, my awesome family gave it as a welcome home gift. It’s actually quite beautiful.

You may remember that back around my birthday last November, NASA and Lego announced that they would be releasing a Lego version of Curiosity, and I blogged saying that this would make the perfect birthday present. When I returned, my awesome family gave it as a welcome home gift. It’s actually quite beautiful.

I made friends with some amazing people from all corners of the world during the trip. A Swiss girl who sends you parcels of joy like this is obviously one of my favourites…

I made friends with some amazing people from all corners of the world during the trip. A Swiss girl who sends you parcels of joy like this is obviously one of my favourites…

Anonymous asked:
Home for Palace vs Chelski. Did you planned this in advance?

Who is Gib Phillips?
Who is Gib Phillips? answered:

Yes. It was obvious we were going to win so I had to make sure I was home for it.

Anonymous asked:
What was the tastiest thing you ate in the last 5 months?

Who is Gib Phillips?
Who is Gib Phillips? answered:

This is a difficult one to answer. Penang in Malaysia was definitely the place that offered the best food but I can’t pick out one particular dish. Bun Bo in Hanoi was something I could of eaten a lot more of. Some of the Pad Thai’s we had, and trust me, there were a lot, we’re pretty delicious.

Fergburger in Queenstown and fresh crayfish we had just caught in Kaikoura would probably top the list of “western” food I had during the trip. But then the sea food in Fiji was also unbelievable.

Food was an important part of our trip so there’s just too many to choose from. Let’s just say that nothing eaten on the drives across America would be considered.

I’m back

It’s been just under two weeks since I returned home and although I haven’t really experienced the post travelling blues that so many fellow backpackers said I would, I’ve struggled to find the inspiration or motivation to post anything on here. I’ve barely even opened up my dashboard and lost hours scrolling through the wealth of amazing and stimulating content that this site offers, an activity that had become a routine and relied on part of my day. But now I feel like I’m at place to return to boring you people with the inane goings on of my days.

The last two weeks have been spent catching up with family and friends, celebrating marriages and birthdays, and playing host to a special guest who was visiting from a foreign land. I should give thanks to all these for keeping me from falling into the inevitable comedown that follows the end of a five month lifestyle of freely roaming around the world. I’m now searching for a job to give me a bit of income so I can pursue some exciting prospects that before the trip, I didn’t even consider being a possibility. Some people say that all good things must come to end. I’m glad I haven’t run into any of these people since returning home.

Exercise

After five months of perennially drinking and eating whatever I want, tonight I hit the squash court for what will be my first proper bout of exercise since I left for travelling at the start of November. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t genuinely concerned this could also be my last bout of exercise ever…

Last Night

Tonight is my last night of this trip. I’d imagined this moment to feel a little more poignant than this. Guess I know it’s not really going to be the end. The next chapter awaits.