After years of marriage my husband and I have parted. It's been a hellish time but we've parted as we've lived - with love and compassion. I've been staying in our wee cottage but my husband is now moving back in and I have had to think of an alternative lifestyle for myself. So, I'm going to get in the van and go travelling again - this time solo apart from Dugal the Dug who will be my partner in crime. I have a boat booked to the UK from the Island for the 22nd August. It was supposed to be our yearly holiday but I'm going to use it to begin my new life. It's less than five weeks away and there's LOTS to be done so this thread is a heads up to you all that I will be asking lots and lots of questions in order to prepare myself for the adventures ahead. I'm upbeat and positive about all of this. Its the only way to be - I'm looking forward not back - as that's not where I'm going anymore. So a big hello to you all and hoping you have some words of encouragement for me.