I’m currently reading ‘Bandaid for a Broken Leg, Being a doctor with no borders (and other ways to stay single)’ by Damien Brown. A very long title for a very interesting book. Damien is the same age as me, went to Uni with Hutch, (though I’ve not met him), and has spent a fair bit of time working in South East Asia and Africa with Medicins Sans Frontiers. I’m really enjoying it, seeing how decisions we make in our lives lead us on totally different journeys. I never had any international skills that I could have used for anything like that (I don’t think Angolans have a great need for financial advice) and now we’ve got a family, it’s not something that will be part of our future, not for the next 20 years at least.
I travelled a reasonable amount in my early twenties, 6 contients by the time I was 22, but there is so much more to see. I bought placemats for the kids recently, one with all the world flags and the other with a map. The boys have already decided where they want to go, W likes the look of Canada because that’s where you get Maple Syrup, and E likes the look of Russia simply because it’s the biggest. I hope with this and the move to the US, we will encourage our kids to want to explore the world, and perhaps when they are older they will consider doing something like Damien has, and actually help.