"Short stories and travel reports from my life adventures around the globe".

Time for a posting break….

Have a break Travel with Leighton Literature English travel blogger.

“The time has come the walrus said, to think of other things”.

No matter how hard I try to get on top of my gargantuan to-do list, I just cannot seem to push this little blog of mine far enough down the Yellow Brick Road. It’s been over three months since I departed China and I’m nowhere near meeting the goals I set.

This is partly to do with the fact that, despite my best efforts, I can’t seem to stop travelling. I’ve been continuously seeing new places, taking more photographs and adding more potential travel reports to the black hole that is my back catalogue. In fact, over the last three months alone I’ve been across South Korea and enjoyed extensive travels across England and Scotland. Subsequently, I have published multiple reports from LondonColchester, Cambridge, Liverpool, Galashiels, East Lothian and The Scottish Highlands

Visit Westminster Bridge London.

Crossing Westminster Bridge, London. May the 4th, 2019.

Moreover, a brief glance at my to-do list tells me there are literally hundreds of unwritten locations waiting to be brought to life from the last twenty years. And then there’s my next waaaaay overdue short story series.

What’s a travel blogger to do?

Travel with Leighton Literature English travel blogger.

Blogging, blogging, blogging. Tooting Bec, July 2019.

Friends, family and fellow travel bloggers often ask me: “How the hell do you put out a new travel report every day!” And I never know what to say. I guess I’ve managed to reach a state of discipline, fuelled by a burning desire to a) reach the end of all the reports I wanna share and b) become one of planet earth’s most prolific travel bloggers. But it’s finally time to concede that with sooooo much stuff to be done in the background I simply can’t continue to do the every-day-thing. Hence it’s time for me to treat myself to a big old giant Kit Kat and… have a break.

Travel with Leighton Literature English travel blogger.

Tooting Bec Common, July 2019.

But of course it’s not a real break, merely a break from posting. During this much-needed hiatus there will be an entire relaunch of the site from the design and article reformatting to SEO optimisation, business card design and the small matter of a two week trip to Serbia in August. And yeah, at some point I’ll need to start work on that next cluster of travel reports. As is my tradition with these update posts, I’ll leave you with the latest round of site statistics. Thanks for your continued readership and see you on the other side!

Countries Visited: 31.

My Travel Reports: 544 

Short story collections: 8    Short stories: 62

Album reviews: 20

Site visitors: 105000.

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  • Barbara

    Did you enjoy China? Lots of EFL jobs in China! Thinking of going..:

    July 28, 2019 - 7:15 am Reply
    • leightonliterature

      Hi Barbara, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I guess I had a love/hate affair with China, so many things about the life and culture there are difficult to deal with and yet some of my fondest travel memories are scattered around the country. If you’re only travelling I’d say do it! If you’re weighing up a job of some kind I suggest a lot of research and soul searching to make sure China is what you want. I’ve written hundreds and hundreds of travel reports from around the country:
      Alternatively, I also wrote a short story series about my first year of teaching back in 2009-2010.

      July 28, 2019 - 11:25 am Reply
      • Barbara

        Thank you for your suggestions and I will definitely research further. However your travel report on China is quite detailed and informative.

        July 30, 2019 - 8:07 am

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