No I'm not talking about a fungal feet infection....
17.04.2013 - 17.04.2013 9 °C
So growing up in New Mills, Derbyshire, England is a rather boring experience nothing really happens in the town as you get older you tend to appreciate whats around you more like the countryside, access to nice walks and parks etc - which when your younger you take for granted and don't realise people have to pay big money for some houses around here.
However even when your older there's still not that much to do so for this reason when I was 17 I applied to work for a UK tour operator overseas around Europe for the summer season when I turned 18, this summer season turned into 5 and also 3 winter seasons which allowed me to live in some wonderful and also not so wonderful places and meet some amazing people one of whom is my travelling buddy Paula Simpson!
The money however in working for UK tour operators doesn't exactly allow you to save big bucks for a round the world trip in a short space of time so in November 2011 i decided to return to the UK and settle down for a while to save some cash to fund my trip - In 18 months plus previous savings I have achieved my goal and am heading off again.
So what caused the itchy feet I wonder many a time - my grandma would say it runs in the family, my mum would say its because I have seen life past the traffic lights at Newtown and the A6 road to Stockport and I would say its a combination of many things both mum and grandma are probably right but also I have the complete inability to settle down and become a 'proper adult' friends will ask 'when are you going to settle down and have children and find a boyfriend' .......... well the answer to that is 'when I am good and ready' my mum didn't have my brother until she was 30 and me 37 so I'm in no rush -
I want to enjoy life and see what the world has to offer me first of all before settling down and regretting the things I didn't do or see later on in life, plus 8 grand in cash doesn't get you very far in the UK (not even a brand new decent car) but so far its got me a round the world ticket for 12 months, travel insurance, loads of clothes and travel kit and a good amount of cash to keep me going before I find a job down under in Australia.
So if thats what itchy feet does for you its good enough for me!