And so the rollercoaster starts to climb...
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
298Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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Certainly the desire to leave and get out of Manchester was strengthened today after I received an email from my ex. It was actually a lovely email, but one that has left me feeling very sad and tearful once again when I thought I was feeling stronger. These unsolicited emails are difficult because I know that reading it will be like poking myself in the eye with a stick, but I can't not read it. I haven't replied. I want to, I want us to get back together with all my heart but I don't think that sentiment will be returned.
The trip is booked, I've had nearly all of my injections (had 2 more yesterday and just a boost due in Feb) I'm trying to get my visas sorted out now - oh so many visa's! which involve invitation letters among other complications, and also the rest of my kit. It seems that our arctic winter here is almost a good place to practice standing outside and seeing how cold I can get because all weekend Irkutsk was -38 !! Argh!! If I go outside on a day like that I may well be wearing ALL of my clothes and looking like a Michelin Man. Why anyone that lives there never thought it would be a good idea to migrate somewhere warmer is beyond me! If birds fly south in the winter, why not people who live in a Yurt and wear sheep skins? I'll rely on the fact that if they're warm enough in a tent and some skins then me in my synthetic, high tech, modern day materials will somehow cope. Does this make me sound worried? Certainly -38 probably isn't ideal but I see that it's warmed up to -8 today...good oh.
Just over 7 weeks to go now....