Nina takes advantage of the dark weekends and miserable, cold weather and goes on a camera course. Ponder the possibility of being able to sell our pics or journal either whilst we’re away, or on our return, but we would need to find the right angle (unlikely, but it all helps!).
We start learning Russian via CDs in the car. The Michel Thomas method is very intuitive, and importantly we can learn and sound foolish in front of each other without getting embarrassed.
Ongoing research – borrowing travel books from the library and generally checking where we want to go in each country.
Create our fourth and most depressing spreadsheet so far – budget.
Start thinking about how we’re actually going to sleep in the back of the car (what car?!).