More in hope than expectation

With the recently-revealed UK plan to move out of lockdown, my mind turns to travel planning. I've become quite accustomed to having travel plans dashed over the last year, so any remaining trips in the calendar for 2021 are...conceptual, at best. We decided to book a long weekend in Mallorca, to see the in-laws. It's… Continue reading More in hope than expectation

What a difference a year makes…

This time last year - before the great lockdown of 2020 - I was luxuriating in the Mediterranean sun. My iPad’s photos app reminded me of the stark contrast with today’s situation first thing this morning. TheFrankFlyer and I were in Mallorca, visiting his parents. We had the most incredibly time, owing largely to the… Continue reading What a difference a year makes…

Back to the coalface…

We flew back from Mallorca yesterday, leaving behind the sunshine and warm temperatures that made the visit so fantastic. The flight home was lovely: business class with British Airways, so it came with a surprisingly nice meal and some champagne to ease the pain of leaving the sun. I watched the latest episode of 'Game… Continue reading Back to the coalface…