Sunday, 18 October 2015

Travelling again!

I am going off on another adventure this week....I have to get on with the packing...
This time there is a very real feeling of Nero fiddling whilst Rome burns...
I booked this trip months ago...it was already in my diary when I decided to go on the Fred Olsen boat this summer!
Since then the whole world picture has changed radically.
I explained to a friend yesterday that having something to look forward to is vital whilst dealing with bereavement, that learning how to travel alone is necessary when you've always travelled as part of a couple...
When the first David died I brought my caravan to Cornwall and left it on a permenent site. I settled into a routine travelling between Essex and Cornwall right through the year until I finally moved here permanently...
Now I am following a similar pattern set up by the second David.
However I do have a social conscience. I worry about the mass of refugees, the war started by Isis, the people stranded in dreadful conditions as winter approaches...
Packing is not on this occasion full of joyful anticipation...there is no "getting away from it all"
I always worry about whether I've got all my ducks in a row anyway. This time I am far too aware of the blighted social conditions existing around the world...so I am packing with mixed feelings...there is no feeling of euphoria as yet...
I expect it will creep up on me eventually.
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