Hi, We’re Nelly & Jelly
We started our travels when both of us was around 40 (I’m over 50 now!). Coming from a lovely place in “Gods Own Country” i.e. “sunny” South Yorkshire. Both gainfully employed where I worked for an Internet provider and Jelly worked in payroll. This amongst other places as we have had a few jobs over the years. Having no children and are DINKY or Dual Income No Kids (Yet) we should change that to DINKE (Ever). To be honest we are both too old now.
Owning our own home which we do not intend to sell. Unless we decided to stay away for more than the two years planned. Well that was the original plan as we’ve been away way longer than that. We started in 2011 so 2 years changed to more than 10.
Both of us have small families who are sorely missed. We will always have a plan to get home for emergencies. Allow for a visit home in your journeys especially as it can be cheaper than shipping out spare parts! That’s the tight Yorkshireman coming through. We’ll see how he gets on with the bribes and Baksheesh in foreign lands…..he won’t enjoy that. (Apologies for using the third person, I do that now and again)
As a bit of an update to the who we are blog section. We returned from the first trip (974 days) and we both managed to find jobs again. Strangely since we returned we both had three jobs. I don’t mean all at once so I mean one after the other. Then it all went a bit wrong. I left a good job to go to somewhere that essentially used me to win a massive deal and then get rid of me and the next place was a disaster and decided, in my opinion, I wasn’t worth the money. So that ended well ! (see below*) Anyhow we then left again in 2018 and we’ve been on the road since. Pretty much anyhow albeit for the COVID hiatus of about 7 months in lockdown.
We made some moves getting in some investment properties and renting them out so we can afford to fund this trip. That’s going OK, well partially. Renting properties in the UK is a horrendous mess of legislation.
*Disputing unfair contract terms by not signing my contact meant you get fired for using the phone for personal calls. A phone I might add that was my own mobile, which I paid for ! So much for all the hours I put in for them for free. Its only the few minutes on the phone that gave them an excuse to ditch me for not signing the contract which I disputed as unfair. I really couldn’t be bothered to take them to court.
A couple of recent photos below from our trip to the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Meeting a lot of lovely people from around there. South Africa is a very strange mess of a place with some very nice people.