Joann Chia, Freelance Editor and Writer based in Singapore
It’s my first time back in London since becoming a mum. Oh, that feeling of nostalgia when the familiar grey cityscape came into view from the windows of the A380. In many ways, London has been like a second home to me. And as the pilot eased us towards the concrete runways of Heathrow, the fond days of past adventures as swinging singles darted fleetingly in my memory, good times – now interrupted by the fidgety fretful toddler who sits between my husband and me. We always knew that travelling to Europe with a toddler in tow would be demanding. The 14-hour flight from Singapore gave us a preview of the three weeks that ensued. Still, we were determined to reclaim some of the freedom we’ve lost since Jimmy entered our lives. You may have us at your beck and call, young man, but some things, like our wanderlust, cannot be extinguished!