I went on holiday! To Canada! Where there are bears!
(We saw a real one too, but I didn’t hug it.)
Other things I learned on my holidays:
* The free copy of the Daily Mail they give you on the plane makes an excellent firelighter, and can also clean plates when it’s too cold to stand doing it with water. That’s two more uses than I’d ever imagined.
* When they say weather in the Canadian Rockies is ‘changeable’, they mean IT WILL SNOW ON YOU A LOT EVEN THOUGH IT IS AUGUST.
* When it isn’t snowing, Canada is often an improbable colour.
See: so educational. I had a lovely time, and ate quite a large amount of cake, mostly for breakfast. Mmmmmmcake.
Now to kick the jetlag properly so I can read the ever-so-shiny copy of Mockingjay that seemed to find its way into my luggage at Calgary airport…