Earlier this year, Jack was talking about the two of us taking a holiday abroad. 2020 had other plans for us! But it turns out that location is irrelevant.
When two people who are best friends and ideal for each other take a holiday during a rainy grey October – the sun is always shining for them!
You probably already know this….but holidays are the best!!! When you have been working for the NHS through a crazy year, a holiday is even better!
Jack is a wonderful man! Did I ever tell you that before?!!!! I am sorry if I am a but remiss about replying to comments at the moment. It feels good to be out of the office again!
When you are 10,100 miles away from home, a certain relief creeps over you as you realize nobody can reach you. There are no phone calls and text messages asking “can you come earlier?”, “can you stay later?”, “can you do extra?”, “can you drop everything, change your plans, break promises, let other people down, in order to help us out?”
Isn’t it great to feel that holiday mode…being unreachable, unavailable…you start to relax from head to toe. We all need a break from time to time. You start to feel an unbridled fondness towards anyone and everything that featured in your holiday destination.
I have a feeling that in the months to come, when I am back in England, I will need to make a little time to be on my own and remember what it feels like to be so completely relaxed. And I shall let my mind wander back to the perfect memories of my time with Goldfinch.
It’s been a very busy week so far…and I am finding I have not had chance to concentrate on some of the posts in my drafts folder I wanted to finish off before my travels.
This post is just to explain that I have started a number of posts which are nominations from other lovely bloggers for awards and challenges. I love these posts, but as you all know, they do take a while. I want to do them justice as it were. So I have decided I just can’t do them before I go away to Australia.
They are going to have to sit safely in my drafts folder until I am back. Then I shall make sure I spend some quality time on them.
Very soon I will be heading far far away! 10,100 miles away! The opposite side of the planet! The land down under! Australia! You may already be fed up with hearing this over and over. Don’t worry, I will leave it there for now.
I have scheduled a post for every day before I travel…and then I am re-publishing most of my Goldfinch posts. So if you have seen them before, you can skip them, or if you are curious, they tell the story of the lovely year I had last year with Goldfinch.
Isn’t it exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still can’t believe I am going! Six months after Goldfinch left England, I am on my way to Australia! Thank you thank you thank you for all of your wonderful comments and well-wishes. It is so heart-warming.