The idea had never occurred to me before, but right at that moment, it seemed just perfect. Of course! How much fun that would be to go see a far away country. But then the question arose as to which country should I visit? Ireland came to mind first, partly because our family heritage is Irish, and secondly because, well, I'm a fanatic for all things Irish. :) Then I thought of Italy. Mom and Dad went there before I was born, and their stories and photographs they brought back with them, which are now still nestled in a thick album, intrigued me. But then I thought of England.
No one suggested it, the idea just came to me. And after I considered England, I never turned back. England is where I want to go.
So, since we aren't exactly the wealthiest people on this planet, my parents said if I saved enough, I could go. Yipee! That means that every babysitting job, every Etsy sale, every gift from relatives.... is all being kept away. Not as quickly as I would like it to, of course, but it is starting to add up. And once I graduate in the spring, I will have all kinds of time to expand my home based business, take on a nanny job, and work hard.
I don't think I need to tell you that I am inexpressibly excited. England is such a beautiful place, at least, from what I can see through photographs and BBC dramas. :) There are so many things I want to see there, but instead of rambling on any further, here are some inspiring photographs. Note that these are not mine, but were found while searching the internet. :)
The Lake District
Ullswater, Cumbria, England
Well I hope you are all having a lovely day!