I'm back from a glorious three weeks in Vietnam, and sort of raring for the rest of the year. What's left.
First things first, turns out Asia was pretty kind to me on the scales front, and for pretty much the first time ever I came back from a trip lighter than I left. Yep - that's right - I actually lost a couple of lbs on a holiday, instead of gaining them.
And no, that wasn't down to a dicky tummy or any particular effort watching what I was eating. Instead, I ate exactly what I wanted, drank beer and smoothies /milkshakes when I fancied them and generally relaxed in a soul-deep way that felt good.
It was a pretty hectic couple of weeks, as we visited eight different places over the three weeks (plus a couple of return stopovers so we could loop back round on our route), so we saw loads but the beach days I'd sort of hoped for were a bit lacking. There was still time to unwind and let anxieties go though, whilst soaking up such an amazing culture.
(Mekong Delta, Po Na Towers, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass, Hue Imperial Citadel - selfie and palace gate, Halong Bay - our boat and selfie).
I'm kind of feeling really positive about things at the moment. I'm back at work one week before my current contract ends and then I'm potentially taking December off work between contracts - I'm sorting contracts out at the moment, but it's looking like it might work out that way. Shaaaaaaame.