Los Angeles

Time for some early preparations. I’m counting down the twenty days left before departure —all very exciting indeed!

I’ll be leaving on May 18, 2006, and flying from Los Angeles directly to Heathrow on United flight 934. I’ve been planning now for weeks about what to pack and organizing everything for my departure. The trip includes two black-tie events and each member of the travelling party is limited to two pieces of luggage so it’s going to take some smart packing.

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In the autumn of 2005 I received a package from The Churchill Center in Washington DC announcing plans for a trip to England, “Churchill’s England: The 12th Churchill Tour”.

It’s interesting the timing because in the last year I’ve been thinking a lot about educational holidays. Yes, it’s nice to go and you see the sights and treasures of of a new city but in my travels I want to mix in educational experiences and this seemed like a perfect opportunity.

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