As the nights draw in and the temperature drops,  I find myself stepping into the chilly morning air each day with one thought in my mind (besides “I’m cold”): I’d rather be in [somewhere] right now.

Currently, my [somewhere] of choice alternates between the Canary Islands, which I’m told are great for sun and warmth at this time of the year, and New Zealand, which is a country I would love to return to, and they’re just heading into their summer, making it doubly desirable.

My parents have previously headed off for cruises to the Caribbean in January – another [somewhere] that appeals courtesy of its sun and warmth. I also know of some people heading off to visit their Time Share in Portugal or their friends in Cyprus, both of which sound warmer to me than England does right now. If my face starts turning the slightest shade of green, you’ll know why ;).

So, what about you? Are you enjoying the drop in temperature and seeing your breath appear as mist in the mornings? Or are you, too, dreaming of a warm sunny location to escape to? And where would that escape be?

(N.B. For those of you lucky enough to be heading into summer right now, colour me jealous ;).)

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