My next big trip is to Japan. Me; little Charlotte Gray is Japan bound. Do you ever stop sometimes and are actually floored by how amazing the world is? How vast it is? And that everything’s out there just waiting for you?

Every now again, particularly when I’m cycling, and the sun hits my face just right, I am struck by these very thoughts. I don’t think I ever imagined myself travelling as far away from home as Japan, but now that the tickets are booked. I couldn’t be more excited.