Hello and Welcome to our Family Blog!
We are The Blackonians! And we are very excited to invite you to be part of our little family and our amazing life changing journey.
What's the meaning of Blackonians?
We like to call ourselves Blackonians because Tommy (Husband) was used to be called Kizzy Black (when he was young and living like a Rock Star ) and Merilin (Wife ) is from Estonia.
So Kizzy Black and Estonia put together makes Blackonian and all 4 of us together are Blackonians.
We even got a crest designed for our special family when we got married and we used it on our wedding flag.
Who is Merilin & Tommy?
Merilin is an engineer- Mechanical and Building Services Engineering Manager working on Telecommunications Installation on London Elizabeth Line.
Tommy is a manager in hospitality by day and Mental Health First Aider, Man Up UK Podcast speaker, blogger and White Collar Boxer for Mind Charity by night. Tommy is also a sports fanatic and Arsenal fan.
We are an adventurous couple who likes to do everything backwards.
We had kids before we got married and now we have decided that we are not going to wait until we retire to start travelling the world.
We love our family holidays abroad and we would like to explore the world more and spend time with our children in a more meaningful way other than our lifestyle currently allows us.
We both work full time in London and to be able to accommodate this we have an Au pair looking after our children 5 days a week.
We both feel that our boys are growing up too fast and this is the time to do something about it.
Taking time off from our current lifestyle is the most exciting decision we have made so far. We are planning to World School our children while we are travelling.
We are planning to do a 6 months to a full year trip around the world.
If we like it and can manage to cope with our new lifestyle then we might even do it for longer.
The plan is to adjust our lives to this journey, do about 18 months of planning and research and head off end of 2020. We will be blogging about our preparation journey to start with and about the short family trips we will be taking leading up to the big change.
We hope that this blog will inspire you to try something crazy in your life and LIVE not just EXIST.
Check out Tommy's Man Up! UK Men's Mental Health Podcasts here:
Listen and Share with your loved ones!
Blackonians Bucket List Blog Post
Amsterdam City Break
How To Earn A Living While Travelling
Thank you for reading!