This last week has been busier still as the countdown has been ticking
away until the launch of my book. Only 5 days to go now! There have
been loads of interviews happening and I'm always pushing home about
this project which should get more and more interest ramped up.
On Monday I visited a secondary school in south london do to a talk
about my round the world trip and I was really thrilled with the
response that I got. It was one of those talks where you just get a
really good feeling at the end. I love seeing the guys eyes light up
as I describe what it's like to sail in the southern ocean and nothing
can really match that feeling.
Some of the questions I received were brilliant as usual too. 'Was
there a toilet?' No, it was a bucket. 'When you lose sight of land and
there are like no land references how do you know where to go?' Once
upon a time, someone invented a little thing called a compass.
This weekend I've decided to get away for a bit and go on a road trip
down to Cornwall with two of my closest friends for a bit of good fun
time out and banter. Sometimes it feels like life is nonstop at home
and so I always ensure that I have some good quality time out.
I contemplated us sleeping in the car due to the pure ease of doing so
but in the end I packed in one of my good sized tents and a few blow
up beds and sleeping bags. Very basic I am when it comes to camping. I
don't like all the mod cons, I just like everything to be simple and
I've now booked my flight back out to Oz so the departure date is
certainly getting sooner which is dead exciting!