Everyone needs a break. Everyone needs to celebrate a significant birthday. And so I’m going to do that. Freely, outside the school holidays (we leave when everyone else is coming home to begin the final term), and on a long haul flight that would be difficult with toddlers or babies or young kids. The 6.00 am flight time, with a wakeup time of about 3.30 am tomorow morning, is going to be tough enough.
And yes, I openly and without any concern whatsoever freely admit that I hope there won’t be any babies or little kids sitting next to me as I sink into my seat, ask for a glass of champagne, and prepare for 14 hours in the air, with nothing but food, movies, and sleep. And you can guarantee if there are kids, I will roll my eyes and be frustrated, and wish they were elsewhere! But I’m pretty sure that in the seats we’ll be in on this trip, there won’t be any kids kicking the back of our seats.
We’re going to my happy place. We’ll be in places where there will be little or no cell-phone reception, and no wifi. I think that’ll be a relief, a time-out. And so I’ve scheduled a few posts, and I’ll see you at the end of the month.