Time to break out the champagne – and this time it’s not to celebrate the launch of a new book (although that’s coming in June 2013!!). No, this time champagne is called for because, after fifteen years of dreaming and planning, the next phase of our lives is suddenly here.
We’re about to become live-aboard yachties! Of course, there are still a few hurdles to jump through, like a pre-purchase inspection and sea trials, but all things being equal we will become the new custodians of ‘Dignity’ a Lagoon 420 catamaran. It’s stretched our budget a little so I hope Zeus is going to be happy eating rice and vegetables for the next few months (I guess Vivienne Francine’s Boutique is also going to see a reduction in sales and perhaps Chateau Cardboard will become the drink of discerning sailors….)
But she’s a lovely boat with a beautiful vibe to her and a history of cruising with her current custodians. You can find their blog at Aboard Dignity. Hopefully we’ll catch up with Steve and Helen before hand over, not only to pick their brains for the finer points of the yacht but to wish them well with the next phase of their lives.
Before then there’s lots to do including GenreCon this weekend in Sydney and the edits to finish on ‘Half Moon Bay’ (the title is still not quite set in cement but the good folk at Penguin Australia are working on it!).
Nothing like using every hour in the day!