Biting the bullet between gritted teeth I discover I will be looking at around £200 for the flight
July 1, 2016 § Leave a comment
Biting the bullet between gritted teeth, I discover I will be looking at around £200 for the flight, but a very reasonable £67-75 for the hotel. So total expense before I leave of £275. ——‘s glasses cost me more than that a month ago. Makes me want to stay another night–but one night in Brussels was absolutely more than enough, and one night in Berlin was absolutely more than enough. The thought of being stuck in either of those places for another night was unbearable, and I suspect once I get to Vienna it will be the same. The yearning to get back to see —— will be bending me in half if my last trip is anything to go by. Going on a Monday morning enables me to come back on my Tuesday day off and only lose one day’s money. I can come to the office late Sunday night and add those 4 or so hours in to my pay so I will lose as little as possible. If I come back on 19 April —— will be at school as well so she will scarcely know I’m gone. She gets back from work Monday 7pm and just has to have Monday night without me, first thing Tuesday she heads to school and I might even be waiting at home for her when she gets back from school. What is the clincher is that as unhappy as I was on that Brussels and Berlin trip, I wrote great stuff. A new book began in that journey. The mistake I made was trying to go for so long, three nights away was too much. From now on it can only be one night stands. Fly in, do what I have to do, fly out again. There is no point worrying about soaking up the culture, I am a sponge that became saturated with Vienna, Berlin, Munich and Brussels a long time ago–this is why each trip became increasingly dull until I eventually stopped.