That’s it! I thought to myself a few days before the close of 2020. With that thought, I officially called an end to my 2020 self imposed book ban! (I may or may not have slipped off the wagon a few times throughout the year
I fell in love with this box of 50 travel ideas prompts – love the artworks and the ideas for seeing a place differently. We are currently restricted of where we can travel here in Victoria, Australia. I really hope we don’t have to face further restrictions again. At least if we do, I can also use these prompts to get to know my local environment to discover new ways of seeing the area.
Since I’ve almost finished ‘I’m off then’ (thank you to a friend I met this year for recommending it in the first place and introducing me to the work of Hape Kerkeling), I decided I needed another travel book since we won’t be travelling internationally again anytime soon.
Favourite part of ‘I’m off Then’ so far – I loved the part at the beginning of Hape’s travels, where he describes himself as “a naked German bathing in an animal trough” in the middle of a field when two elderly women walked past! 😂
I was also very moved, when he described how he rescued Pepe a stray dog.
I picked up Bill Bryson’s ‘Neither Here Nor There’ on the same day as the travel prompts cards – I’m thinking of it as an educational text to prepare for when I eventually make it to the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, and how not to order tripe or eyeballs in German restaurants
2021 is going to see me making time for myself, including time for doing things that I love. This is something I did not do enough of during 2020 – I spent far too much time focused on work, adjusting to COVID-19 impact.