Most darling of readers, I have been neglecting you shamefully - it's been a whirlwind few days and, in fact, today is my birthday! It's been a truly wonderful day, and I must send tons o' thanks to all of my friends and family for surrounding me with such love.
It's strange, you know, that schools and universities all over the place are currently in session, and I'm only just now having my summer vacation. Today was a bank holiday, actually; the whole of the United Kingdom had the day off work in honor of me. But tomorrow starts a holiday for real. One of my besties, Christian, came over from DC on Saturday, and tomorrow we're heading to the continent for twelve days of wonderful exploration and hedonistic adventures. We'll be in Berlin and Lisbon, mostly, although we've also got two days on a Portuguese beach and, let's be honest, the wind could take us anywhere!
I will try to blog while I'm away, but I'm not sure how reliable my internet will be (girls on a budget stay in hostels, natch) and I'm not sure how much downtime Christian will let me have. But never fear! I've asked three lovely bloggers to fill in for me while I'm gone - make sure to check back regularly for their guest posts. It's a real treat to have them at Betsy Transatlantically, and I hope you will join me in thanking them for their stopovers.
I'm back on 10 September, and promise that I will then - if I haven't been able to earlier - fill you in on my trip. Expect lots of pictures and as many stories as are fit to print! Hopefully, though. we'll be able to check in together while I'm away.
Bon voyage to me, and a very happy end of summer to all of you.