I got a taste of the colour and the culture when I recently saw the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, but now I'm off to see the real thing!
Yes, today I'm leaving for a two-week trip to India. It's my first time and I can't wait. It's a country I've always been fascinated by: I love the people, the culture, the food. I'm hoping a new love affair is about to begin and that this is just the introductory trip.
I will no doubt have plenty of photos to share with you when I get back. I'm also going to be filming a little bit. My partner's 30-year-old cousin is Indian - she was adopted to France when she was little - and she will be seeing her roots for the very first time. Four of us will be travelling together, and we plan to go and see the orphanage where she used to live. How special will that be?
OK, a suitcase needs to be packed! See you at the end of the month.