In fact i can't wait to come back from my trip to Thailand as I'll get to tick off independent traveller off my big life plan list! I haven't ticked anything off that list since I qualified as a solicitor. And all my non work or academic related ones like ski diving and learning a language, or and finding a husband have remained very unticked over the years.
So 36 hours and counting! Woohoo. Right best get back to work unless i went my sucssessor to think i was utterly useless at my job!