Emma and I are sat on the ferry, watching St Peter Port harbour disappear into the distance. We have officially set sail (from Guernsey at least). We marked this occasion by having a serious weekend of partying with our friends and family on the island.
The last year has been spent so intently focused on working, planning and fund-raising that our social life’s had taken a bit of a backseat. It was great to catch up with friends and have one final blow out.
The weekend saw us celebrate at The Townhouse in Guernsey where we threw a ‘Russian Prison Tempempory Tattoo Party’. The idea was that when we are arrested in Russia we’ll know what to expect when we are thrown in jail. Everyone made an effort and we had all the fun whilst many of our friends played DJ sets. Carnage ensued as various shots got necked in short succession.
We’d like to thank all the people that came down and helped us celebrate in style, especially those who travelled from the UK just to wave us off. We’d also like to thank Sam Jarrold, Andre De Carteret, Paul Mason-Barney, Liam Gleeson, Dave Clyde, Pete Galliot and anyone else who may have played records.
We also had a slightly more civil affair the day before we left with close friends and family. The carvary at the Imperial Hotel took a battering as we devoured plates of Roast Beef. It was a little sad to say goodbye for the final time, but it’s nice knowing many of our friends and family are willing to come and visit us on our adventure (although once they’ve seen the toilet arrangement they might change their minds!).
The next two weeks are going to be fairly intense with the last of the car jobs taking priority alongside the final red tape fiasco and our Weymouth leaving party.