As one door closes for me, another opens. I have been invited to Croatia for some TV work and some classes in Zagreb. My 'host-to-be' even sent me this photo of the Brijuni Islands, a famous Adriatic holiday resort on the southwestern coast of Istria. Guess it was sort of an incentive to come.
I put 'host-to-be' in inverted commas because nothing is sure, especially when it comes to travel. I don't generally talk about future plans, let alone publish them, since many things can go awry.
As far as I am concerned, until I receive the air ticket, I am still not going.
I am reminded of the phrase 'of mice and men', which can be traced to the poem "To a Mouse" by Scottish poet Robert Burns:
The best-laid plans o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain
For promised joy.
Burns' phrase was also used by American writer John Steinbeck in his 1937 novella 'Of Mice and Men'.
So Croatia is now on my 'current list' of potential near-future cookery trips, as is South Africa, Finland, Italy and Florida. Let us see how the future unfolds.
Posted by Kurma on 31/7/05; 12:42:21 PM
from the Travel dept.