In 25 days I take off for Darwin to go on my tour of Kakadu and I can’t wait. Work has been full on for a few months now and it’s not really showing any signs of slowing down soon. Combine that with the stress of moving house, which I’d forgotton just how intense it is, and you have one very tired and grumpy blogger on your hands tonight.

So far this year I’ve only had two days off work apart from weekends and public holidays. That’s no great achievement I know. A lot of people work a lot more stressful jobs than me but I’m really feeling like I need a break. Being the middle of winter I’m also sorely depleted in my Vitamin D reserves. I need to get some sunshine time in and soon! Not only do I feel healthier and sexier with a tan (I know, I know, it’s bad for you) but I think I’m solar powered. I’m a much happier person when I’ve been out in the sunshine soaking it up. By default, being in the sunshine also means I’m not in the office which can’t hurt the cause at all…

I don’t think I’m going to get any skinnydipping opportunities on the tour but I’m dreaming of swimming in beautiful waterholes framed by red rock walls as ancient as our land gets with a blazing blue sky overhead and the call of wild birds on the breeze. 25 sleeps and counting.