After wandering around the new TK Maxx in Knaresborough the other day I stumbled across the most gorgeous little journal ever. It got me thinking, with all these new adventures I have planned over the next few years, I want to be able to look back and show my children in the future, all of the things I experienced. So I’ve set about writing all about my trips. Adding pictures, captions, the lot.
It’s quite challenging to start with. Allowing yourself to just go with the flow and to remember every single detail. It’s hard to know how much to include and how in depth to go, whilst also thinking about how much they will appreciate it. I’d like to hope that if they end up anything like me they’ll enjoy reading and writing and potentially get the travelling bug too (although I hope they get it earlier than I have!). It’s always something I’ve promised myself I’d try and do too, get my children into reading and writing.
I’d like to hope that it will open their eyes to how wonderful the world is and how many incredible things there are out there for them to explore and experience. That the world is not all doom and gloom. That different cultures have so much to offer. To be completely honest I cannot wait to do it myself! To travel to places that I would have never dreamed I would have seen. To eat all sorts of weird and wonderful foods…despite the prospect of eating a cricket or scorpion sending a slight shiver down my spine!
Ah well, when in Rome! 🙂