… you that know me – also know that I love music, Magnum, travel, dancing, my cameras and hate window cleaning. I REALLY hate it!!!
So it doesn’t happen very often – my kitchen window was last cleaned in October 2012 .. and the rest is must have been ….. forget it, don’t remember that fare back.
But today it happened and it cost me 350SEK/$53/€39/£31 – tell you the best spent money every. A couple of months ago I got myself a handyman by name Bengt, but he doesn’t come completely free. *smile
He paint, repair, do pluming and clean windows – never seen anything like it. Got him through an agency online with services form professionals over 55+ – MAGIC. Have been waiting before Easter for him to do my windows, but he had so much emergency jobs. I never had this clean windows before anywhere I lived.
You know how it’s – so soon you have cleaned windows it starts raining – but not this time. We have the most beautiful summer day today. Clean kitchen windows also means new curtains for me, the only window where I use curtain, but because of the layout of the windows I can’t buy ready made, so this new set has my friend Margurithe made me.
Today I made the final decision – that in April next year will I travel to Hong Kong and Japan. Can’t make up my mind what airline to use – Turkish Air or SAS. And also I have made my first hotel booking at Miyajima Island – a ryokan “Kurayado Iroha” with view over the Itsukushima Shrine. Bed & breakfast plus dinner: 2300SEK/$347/£206/€254 per room and night. That will be my “cream on the mash” during the trip plus my hotel in Hong Kong. I don’t think I can afford Peninsula Hotel, like in 1979 – but I will treat myself.
This is me going on an adventure all by myself again … I’m so excited. Of course I will be travelling with the Shinkansen in a speed of 320 km/hr – 199miles/hr between my destinations. 25 days will I be gone. I want to visit Japan during the “Cherry Blossom Festival” – the “Hanami” and I hope that I will be spot on with my plans for the beginning of April.
Tomorrow a day full with “homework”, means cleaning, dusting and polishing … because on Monday one of my oldest and dearest girlfriends, Jytte, is coming to visit me for a couple of days. She lives in Gothenburg, not very fare but we don’t see each other so often as we would like.
We will also visit Skanör, our Hamptons. We will spend 2 nights in a nice little hotel and just relax … eat loads of seafood and fish – get white sand between our toes, some sunshine in our face … and just be together. And the weather is suppose to be fantastic, just what we ordered.
So with shining clean windows and a program fully booked … I see you all when the rain starts dripping again, next weekend.
“A smile is a window on your face
to show your heart is at home”
Japan images provided by and thanks to;
hotels.com/explorerdad.com/rolsu.com/jtb.co/miyajima.jp/japan-guide.com & featured image provided by and thanks to; goldstandardhomecare.com