So here it is, the blog I've promised to set up to keep you updated on my travels. I've never been much good at keeping a diary but I will endeavour to write here to let you know what I've been up to.
It seems appropriate to start with a bit about my preparation: I've been talking about a trip of this kind for quite some time and somehow the time has finally come for me to embark on my travels, first in South America, then Australia. I've had a whole host of tips, anecdotes, 'stay safe's, 'I'm so jealous's, 'have fun's, 'the time will fly by's - I'll do my best to keep in mind all the advice whilst I'm away, and if you do think of any other 'you must do this' tips, please send them over!
There's nothing like going away for a decent spell to kick us all into action! Going away has been the best excuse to catch up with family and friends that I haven't seen for a while; there's been cake, fondant models of me, a significant amount of rice salad, drinks and a whole lot of laughter. Please don't be strangers whilst I'm away, I may be jetting off to the other side of the world, but I still want to hear from you!
That's all for now, I've got a few final preparations to make today before heading off to the airport, but for all intents and purposes, all my bags are packed, I'm ready to go - sing along, you know you want to.