I'm delighted to say that at the time of writing this update I have exceeded my funding target for the UK Cityscapes project and to say that I am excited about that is very much an understatement! When I heard the news I leapt from my chair, danced around the room, punched the air and then did a high kick, much to the amusement of my teenage soon and yes, I can still feel the muscle pulling in my leg, I'm not usually a high kicker now that Fame isn't on the telly anymore.
I'm going to paraphrase a post I wrote on Facebook or add to it, one of the two -
I've had many wobbles and a lot of love and support, but I knew from the start I would do this, every time I would have a wobbly panic I would tell myself "no, you've got half of the North East behind you, you will do this" Last night with 16% to go Looby and I had a massive hug and both asked the universe and thanked the universe and God for helping, we knew today would be the day I would smash it. That's the thing about having a dream, if you live it, believe it and just know you'll do it then I really do believe that anything is possible.
I've read so many articles about not doing this kind of thing on a whim and I'd have to agree, I'll certainly be more than delighted to advise other people who are thinking about this. I think though that the only regrets you have in life are for the things you don't do and I've always been a flying by the seat of your pants kind of gal!
There are too many people to thank who deserve massive thanks but I think that's for another post when I've had time to calm down a little and process this all.
So for now, it would be absolutely incredible given the chance if I could smash this target off the face of the earth so please continue sharing and pre-ordering books and other goodies from the UK Cityscapes page.
The next phase of travel is already in the planning, at the moment it looks like I'm going to either Coventry or Bradford. I hope I can work my magic on them, Bradford at least has been featured over the last few weeks in the BBC drama Happy Valley, really enjoyed that even though it was a little grim, I've heard they're thinking of a second season just like Broadchurch, you do wonder if these places turn into death spots on the UK map! hopefully my images of Bradford might just be a tad cheerier!
So for now, a huge thank you and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you all about a wonderful weekend in Northumberland spent comfortably camping.