It’s been quite a week. Next week will also be quite a week. And the week after.
I can feel the walls closing in a bit – the routine is starting to bite hard – the Summer evenings are long gone, the mornings are dark and while Autumn brings it’s own sweet and ruddy colours, it feels like time for a break from London life.
With half term not far away, it’s the perfect time to have a quick pick-me-up break. But to where?
New York? Could be fun.
Sardinia? No flights back during half term.
England? A bit rainy and cold.
Is half term going to be all about catching the latest movies and going shopping? Yawn.
All in all, it’s nothing very inspirational. However, like everyone else, I’ve had a little idea stashed down the back of the sofa for a while now, well for the last five years actually. It’s captured my imagination, it’s something else. It’s also a bit scary. It’s also a bit crazy. But who cares, it feels the the right thing to do right now. The only way to survive London is to get out of town and doing something completely different, something that you can play back in the cinema of your mind when the drizzle, the traffic and the chaos just get to be too, too much.
So it’s back packs, fleeces and suncream. We’re going on a voyage of discovery and crossing the Sahara then heading to Marrakech. It’s the kind of thing I love doing. I’ve had many adventures in my life but for Miniminx this is her first big trip outside of the Euro comfort zone. And I think it will do her the world of good too.
I’m keen to travel a lot more, so consider this a warm up for South America, China, Japan, India and Thailand – we’re going places!