See You in September

A well-deserved break to celebrate my marriage

Ben Shelley
5 min readJul 29, 2022


Photo by Dominik Scythe on Unsplash

We all need a break in life. Whether that is simply for a weekend or for a more prolonged period, we need to take a step away at times. To smell the fresh air and acknowledge that we are human. To shut down our screens and admit that we are not robots and yearn for tangible experiences.

Now many of us do not get the chance to take a break. Many are forced to work their hands to the bone to simply make enough money to survive, whilst others are provided with the chance to thrive.

In the aftermath of COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and the cost of living crisis that is gripping the world, having a break is something that should be respected. It is a privilege when it should be offered to all of us, free of charge. We should have the chance to step away and gain perspective on our lives.

It is something that I have the privilege to do so next month.

A Belated Honeymoon

…we will push the boundaries of what is possible during the summer holidays.

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Those who regularly read my articles will instantly recognise that my wife is a teacher. She works more hours than she is paid for every week in order to educate the minds of the future and it is something that I love her for.

We were married at the end of August last year and it was the happiest day of my life, yet we were unable to go on our honeymoon due to the pandemic. We would never have been able to cover off a quarantine stretch and holiday ahead of term starting again, so we went on a minimoon.

This summer we will be making up for lost time and will be heading out on our honeymoon. Travelling to Bulgaria, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia, we will take on three continents and more time zone than I can shake a fist at.

The stretched Honeymoon is something that we thought we would never get the chance to but this year, we will push the boundaries of what is possible during the summer holidays.



Ben Shelley

Someone who has no idea about where their place is in this world, yet enjoys writing about books, education, entertainment and videogames