Update 07/09/2014

Well, as predicted last week, I haven't had chance to do any editing since then.

What I have been doing since then is attending RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.  It's a week long course organised by the Rotary Club for young people around the world. The one I went to was held at Grafham Water near Huntingdon.

Really it deserves far more of a write up than this, but that will have to wait until I've had the chance to get my thoughts in order. For now, it's enough to say that it's been one of the greatest weeks of my life. It's been very challenging, mentally and physically, but I've been working with some absolutely fantastic people (if you're one of them: hello!) and learned a lot more than I ever expected. 

If you ever get the chance to attend a future RYLA, I'd strongly recommend you to grab that chance with both hands. I was more than a little apprehensive before I went - after all, I'm a rather anxious person who has never done anything like this before - but once I was there I realised that it was one of the best things I've ever done. I am extremely grateful to the Rotary Club for arranging it, my firm for sponsoring me and for everyone who made this week so special.