With the easing of lockdown restrictions even further I have allowed myself to hope that we will, maybe, get to France this summer after all.
Having spent months believing that to hope for something that might not happen is a recipe for disappointment, I have finally realised that having something to look forward to is more important.
We were pleased when Eurotunnel announced that they will honour pre-paid crossings for a further twelve months because that meant that we would not be out of pocket by four crossings. We had made a booking for late July because that was the last date we could travel in our twelve months of pre-payment. Now I am allowing myself to think that we might actually be on that train, giving in to hope over expectation, and I feel better for it.