Well, I hope you have been enjoying the glorious weather today. Yesterday I had to put the heating on but am presently sat in bed with the back door open! Ah, the weather here in the UK...
Although like most Brits I can't help but talk about it, right now I'm more interested in what the weather is doing in Italy - and Croatia for that matter. You see, I have spent the last two days planning trips to both countries. I fly to Trieste in Italy next Friday, and yesterday suddenly realised I needed to get organised. So the last 24 hours have been a mad scramble to order insurance, book taxis and pick up my Euros. So now, other than sorting out what to take, I'm ready to roll. Hurrah!
But it doesn't stop there. After collecting my currency and choosing a guidebook (I am incapable of going ANYWHERE without one!) I met Laura and Leila on the sunny Southbank to plan our trip to Croatia in June. After some last minute soul searching we settled on Spilt and within the hour had our flights sorted and a beautiful apartment in the historical centre booked! Woo hoo!
I'm pleased to say that the holiday came in at under £300 each - which is a good job as, on Friday, I spoke to my solicitor who told me that the local authority search for the flat I want to buy has come through, and advised that we would be exchanging contracts soon - which meant that it was time to transfer the funds for my deposit and think about giving notice on my current abode! Well, you can imagine the flurry of activity this provoked - and the anxiety caused as I saw 70% of my life savings sashay out of my ISA. So far though I have 5 friends confirmed that they will help out with the move (thanks guys!) so, assuming all the i's are dotted etc, I should be in my new flat in, well, less than a month's time. Gulp...
So yes, I've been making a few plans the last couple of days. And whilst I agree with the current mantra that we should like in "the now", I'm also really looking forward to the future - and am relishing getting ready for what lies ahead.
And on that note, I wish you all a buona notte!
Here you will find my latest news, including what I have been up to and what I have been writing (and making). Hopefully you'll like what I have to say - and perhaps I will motivate you to get creative too...