Is it really stupid (you’re allowed to say ‘yes’) for me to be contemplating a 30+ hour plane flight next March with a 23 month old? I did it about a year ago and it was exhausting but fine. Now my daughter is, of course, much more active and I’m anxious how she (and I) will cope. It will probably be just the two of us (and a plane load of wierdos). I am really keen to hear from others who may have been (or still are) similarly mad and if you have any tips.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody’s help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured,
Now I find I’ve got few clues about most things …