So my compromise agreement is ready to sign, my end date has been agreed, so now I can concentrate on what I do next.
I had a lousy Christmas and so in January I decided this was the year for my mid-life crisis, then work played into my hands and here I am, with a couple of months off, paid, to spend as I wish and that wish is to travel.
As someone who tends to go everywhere with her dog, a large white Labrador, that eliminated a trip round the US, and Asia would need 3 months plus to do it justice, plus same problem with Lexi the Lab, so Europe here we come.
I've bought the big, no huge, map of Europe and have provisionally planned my route. Having lived in France for 6 years, there are certain areas I know very well, but not the east side, so first stop is the Champagne region, then down to Annecy (I've always wanted to visit Annecy and the lake) then down into Italy, taking in the Amalfi coast, Naples and Pompei, down to the south and Brindinsi, ferry over to Greece, poodle around there a bit, then up to Albania, Montenegro (really fancy the sound of that) then Croatia and that gorgeous coast line, after that....well time will determine, depending on how much of it I have left.