Hello Friends of Going The Distance!
It’s been a while since we were last in touch. Back in August we asked you to watch our ABC piece on Going the Distance; and I think some of you did – we had 4.1 million viewers in total. Hurray!
After interviewing 120 couples through the Americas between June 2009, and April 2010 – we realised that we had only scratched the surface of the subject; everyone we spoke to offered us different advice, and each story was an inspiration. What’s more, having spoken to everyonw from Americans to Argentinians about the secret to lasting love, there was a nationality we missed out – the British – the very one that’s most relevant to us. We were left wondering how couples in our own country make their relationships “go the distance”.
So on January 1st 2011, we’re going to set off from John O’Groats, Scotland, on a 6 week Going the Distance adventure around the UK. In the cold and driving rain (ah, for the heat of the Mexican desert!) in search of the secret of British love, and to find adventure on our own doorstep. This time though, we have some support in the form of our friends at FreshOne (Jamie Oliver’s production company), MatchAffinity.com (who, like us, are trying to find out the secret of lasting love) and as before, Ural motorcycles. We’ll even be accompanied by a director and a cameraman!
So if you have any advice for us, or even better if you know a couple who we could meet who may be able to tell us the secret of a lasting relationship, then please let us know.
Finally, we’re relocating our activity to goingthedistance.co.uk – where you’ll be able to see our latest film, and track our progress in January.
To help us answer the question: “what’s the secret to a lasting relationship?” either join the facebook fan page and share your secret, or tweet your secret using the hashtag #secrettolove
Lots of love, literally,
Mike and Alanna