England’s winter is arriving. The drive to Heathrow is in temperatures ranging between 2 and 4 degrees, the freezing rain falls, snow is falling in the North. It’s cold, we’re in T shirts. Bag drop and security at Heathrow is slow and we’re glad we’re early; now as we sit here there are some flight delays through bad weather, including ours. Currently our flight is delayed by 40 minutes, not enough to make us panic just yet, but with a 3-flight voyage we don’t need complications. This first flight is only as far as Amsterdam, then it’s on to Mexico overnight, swapping this cold grey winter weather for warm Mexican sunshine. We’re ready. Our backpacks are ready. We’re on the starting blocks.