At this time in 28 days I will either be on a plane or in transit in Bangkok on my way to the Northern Hemisphere to get my tan topped up, my relaxation reinstalled and hopefully my mojo massaged. Sydney’s winters are very mild by the standards of most parts of the world We are a few days from the official start of Winter and I could just about have got away with wearing a t-shirt outside without a jacket. Just about. We all know, however that I’m very much a solar powered creature who thrives on warm warm warm weather.

A few years ago I made a vow to myself that I couldn’t complain about being hot, no matter how hot, if I was going to complain in winter about not being able to go to the beach. It’s been the easiest vow I’ve ever made. There are always options to get out of heat and I know in cold places you can put a heater on but the cold does not make me happy. I’m not an avid snow skier so there is no need for me to be in cold climates too often.

This holiday seemed like a million years away when I booked it back in November. Now it’s just about here and I can’t wait.