Hi, We’re Scott and Somone
Since we were kids, we’ve been footloose and full of wanderlust, both of us dreaming of living overseas one day. During our 25 years together, we’ve lived in or visited most parts of Australia and holidayed abroad, but the journey was just beginning.
As much as we love Australia, we always felt a bit nomadic. Maybe the country’s size or diversity made us want to keep moving (and move around we did). Deep down, we knew it was just a matter of time before we flew the nest of our birthplace and reconnected with our ancestral lands on the other side of the world.
So, in 2016, we sold 99% of our possessions and relocated to Scotland with our two youngest children. Relocating overseas to Scotland from Australia is one of our peak life experiences, up there with falling in love and having children.
We waited 20 years to live on the other side of the world. When we sold everything to move to a new country and start over again, it was like being reborn. All of our senses were rebooted and enhanced. We created a fresh slate for ourselves with just the essentials.
However, the nomadic lifestyle force is strong, and we’re once again planning a big adventure. Stay tuned for more articles in preparation for a year-long road trip around Australia and a motorcycle tour of the USA’s Route 66.
Fun Facts About Us
We’d rather be
on a road trip & exploring
movie soundtracks & storms
van life, tiny homes & bladesmithing
mountains & open vistas
we love reading
science fiction, self-help & DIY
TOP OF OUR BUCKET LIST
big lap of Australia & route 66
OUR Fav ROAD TRIP
oUR best advice
OUR NEXT ADVENTURE
Where this all began
It was the 1st January 2016. We were living on the Gold Coast in Australia, and reflecting on our life so far. As was customary, we were devising our New Year’s resolutions. We asked ourselves, “If we could do anything, what would it be?” We both agreed, “Move overseas!”
We jumped online to find out what countries we could move to. As Scott’s grandfather was born in the UK, we narrowed it down to the UK Ancestry Visa. This visa allowed us to live and work in the UK for at least 5 years and eventually apply for permanent residency and British citizenship. The only catch was that all our dependent children needed to arrive in the UK before their 18th birthday. Our oldest son was about to turn 17 so we realised we had less than a year to get it done.
By lunchtime that same day, we had decided to relocate our family to the UK within 9 months.
Fast forward 6 years. We have achieved our goals of living overseas, we all have permanent residency, and we can apply for dual-citizenship this year.
We’re about to become Empty Nesters, as both boys move out of the family home and get stuck into adulting 101. That means it’s time for our new goals and new adventures.