A New Year. A fresh start. A new opportunity. So what will you do? Have you made your resolutions?
I’m going to continue my 2017 pattern of day trips to places in the UK. They have been fabulous. Without a doubt Coventry was the highlight. I went there twice, and I urge any of you who have not been to add it to your list pronto.
I’d love to take people around that amazing city, so if you want an enthusiastic guide get in touch. Sheffield is on the list for 2018, and I’d like to visit Lincoln and Nottingham, but I’m not sure they are achievable in a day trip from London.
One destination on my list that is definitely not achievable in a day is New Zealand. I have quite a few clients from New Zealand and I was supposed to be a New Zealander but my parents decided not to emigrate. Visiting other countries helps join the dots, make sense of our connections and shared history as well as our differences.
Going to Australia really informed my guiding in London with Australian visitors. Obviously Coventry isn’t so far away, but it has equally had an impact on my work. I am so thrilled the city has been been awarded the City of Culture title for 2021.
The UK is small but it is diverse and constantly surprising. I am so pleased Belfast has finally got some of the recognition it deserves. It’s a place I visit fairly frequently and love to explore. There’s always something new to discover. Again, if you’re looking for a guide…
So a very happy new year to you all. Travel safely and visit well.