After a couple of days of discomfort I have decided to try to come back to my old me … get off my “sorry ass” and be so normal as possible. *laughing Folks, that means a post with more than 500 words. Prepare and brave yourself!!!!!
Am I going to sum up 2013 or am I going to forecast 2014???!!! Personal I rather look ahead than go back to what has or didn’t happened. I have people to meet and places to see.
In overall 2013 wasn’t the greatest year for me, but it had a lot more ups than downs. Still have to finish my last post about my 6 months of ups and downs. But 2013 is behind me and I’m sure that 2014 will give me a bit of everything too. Of course I wish for world peace, but the reality is so massive and comprehensive. So much money and power-needs involved in the war machine – and in this sad case the money rules first of all .. and human suffering is not counted for at all it seams like. But I can’t change that – so I have put trust into those who can, but I don’t feel very comfortable about it.
So I will continue keeping an eye on “my” swan family, be nice to my neighbors, give my smile to people that don’t have a smile, give a compliment to a lady that wears something nice, keep on supporting “my” charity “facing the world”, support my friends and share time with them … maybe give a helping hand with somebody’s grocery bags and say hello to our bus drivers. But I will also speak my mind – and I will not agree with everything I hear, read or see. What I notice during last year’s blogging when I raised some world problems nobody was really interested. Just wonder why – are we so sick and tired of what’s really goes on outside our own comfort zone and countries borders???? I can’t promise that I will not post an uncomfortable post again.
I will travel and travel a lot, because what 2013 taught me is that I will have the same healthy issues and discomfort if I’m at home or away somewhere nice. And of course with the nice UK pension lump sum in my account with Lloyds Bank, I will be able to travel more.
It will start off with a week in Stockholm, visiting my friend Anna-Liisa and enjoying Michael Bublé alive at Stockholm Ericson Globen, 23rd Febr – after the concert I will stay another day and meet up with a friend I haven’t seen for at least 7 years, Bodil.
In May, I have invited my friend Margeurithe and her partner, Bengt to Istanbul, 5 nights. I’m so excited over this trip. Have heard so much about Istanbul and I will now be able to see, feel and get my own memories, but also because I’m going to meet up with my blogging sister Nia@photographyofnia.
We are staying at the Peninsula Galata Boutique Hotel in the trendy Karakoy district, only 250 meters/280 yards from the Bosporus waterfront.
June, what I understand means cat sitting in Vienna … I love the little cat, love my friend’s apartment (especially their balcony). Robert & Carol, so take your time. *smile
This will also give me a chance to meet up with a very special lady, Dia@happyface313 and hopefully there will be a chance to more than one date.
Then in September is it time again for Chicago, this time in combination with Las Vegas over my birthday. I have invited Anna-Liisa on this trip. It is her wish to spend her 70th birthday in Las Vegas. Her birthday is in July and that means hot-Hot weather, +90-100F is too hot for my personal comfort. so we will go in September instead, a little less hot.
Anna-Liisa have to pay for our one way tickets to Las Vegas and the hotel there, the rest is on me. Have already booked our hotel in Chicago, was lucky to get a good rate again on Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 nights at each destination.
I would think that I will visit Belfast, Scotland and Dublin again in end of November, but maybe I move it to the beginning of January 2015. All depending on what show Cirque du Soleil will bring to Royal Albert Hall in January, but I will get that information in July this year.
I love London in January, because the whole city is on sale . 50% on shows (not Cirq) – 50% on great restaurants, hotels and of course all the sales in the shops. The weather is a bit iffy, but with the city on 50% discounts I don’t care. I also want to visit my goddaughter and her parents, Chloe, that lives outside Southampton. So if everything goes to plan I will go London-Belfast-Scotland and fly back home from Dublin. So a trip of looks to 20 days long – Love IT!
And if my “sorry ass” don’t want to come along – that is all fine with me. *laughing
After all this .. is it time to look forward to another new year. Time fly quickly when we travel. Only used 953 words, by the way.
“I am looking forward to getting to do things
I have never done before.”
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