Milsy Pezwardo is the latin alter ego for me! Millie Perry! I am a mum, wife, midwife & keen sewer from the Central Coast of NSW. I am an over-sharer, I use exclamation marks excessively & our facebook page started off as something silly to show people what I was sewing & turned into a little sewing/travelling page!
In 2008 my husband Andrew & I set off for a ¾ lap of Australia. It was just us, our swag, my sewing machine and our 75 series Landcruiser Ute. In July this year we set off on our 2nd lap this time with 3 kids & our dog Pippy, with all these tagalongs the swag and the ute wasn’t going to cut it for us so this time we had our 99’ Landcruiser troopy & a 98’ Windsor 16ft pop top caravan (the sewing machine is still here with us too). Yes the idea of a new landcruiser & a new caravan was very appealing but being tied up to repayments would mean us having to work more – less work was the whole point of getting away!
SO the big question is why? Well, why not? Everyone kept telling us these were the best years of our life, our kids were young enjoy them – we were spending so much time at work our only family day was Sunday & I usually ended up working! We packed our stuff in a shipping container, got a tenant for our house & off we went!
How long? It is indefinite at this stage – we don’t want to rush anything and we have so many spots we can’t wait to take the kids too! We are thinking 2-3 years!
Our little adventurers are Ruby 7 & 6-year old twins Rosie & Zac. We are enrolled in Distance education through Port Macquarie NSW. Andrew & I take turns being the teacher depending on who is working & we love it, all resources are supplied, we talk to our teacher weekly & can call her with any worries! It is definitely the best fit for OUR family!
We take turns working & try to have a few weeks off between contracts – so far it has been Happy days!
Our highlight to date has been Cape York for the off-road side of things & Palm Cove is the highlight when it comes to luxury!
Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @milsypezwardo #milsypezwardo. I’ll be posting regularly about how we find work, distance education, what essentials we brought along, caravan/troopy mods & camp sites!
Don’t be shy to message us with any questions or with your hot tips of your own that might help us along the way!