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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Life, Goals and Stuff

Last week, knowing that we have one month left until the end of the year I started to look at my life, what I have achieved this year and what I hope to achieve in the new year. I started to make a rough draft of my goals.

Goal 1 - I have a list of places I want to visit this lifetime (Venice was one of them) so I decided I need to tick another place off the list and go there.

Goal 2 - I often feel a little helpless with the state of the world. Its silly I know, I cant save everyone, but I try. I work a lot with charity and am very interested in getting even more involved. So I also decided that I need to 'do more' .

So thinking about these two things I suddenly had a bit of a Eurkea moment and I realised that I can fulfil both of them at once.

I have decided to go to Ghana next year spring. This is one of the places on my list, as well as visiting I have been in touch with an orphanage out there that needs help and I'm going as a volunteer to help them. Ghana has over one million orphaned children so helping just a few of them will be very rewarding and humbling. I'm actually quite excitied.

Obviously nearer the time I'm going to write more details, and do a bit of a diary right here…so stay tuned!

Monday, 17 November 2008


I take a deep breath and I imagine Venice.

I am standing on the Rialto Bridge looking out at the gondola's and river taxis dancing up and down the Canale Grande with the sun reflecting off the waters. I am strolling around the city, I'm falling in love with the history, the architecture, the coloured pasta, the Venetian masks

I am on a boat, sailing out to Murano Island watching the glass blowers shape a vase for me

I am shopping

I am eating fresh pizza made in a large stone oven shaped for my taste, followed by fresh Italian Ice cream that dances around my taste buds

I am sleeping early and waking early, I am fully rested

I am splashing around in Wellies in St Marks Square enjoying the flood on the day it rained

I am saddened that this city won’t be with us forever Did I say it was wonderful?

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Fireworks & Unity

Don’t you just love fireworks? There is something so warm, fun and exciting about watching them. They take me back to my childhood when for Bonfire Night my family used to do them in the back garden. I used to hold a sparkler, eat toffee apples and the air was filled with the scent of bonfires.

Now times have changed, Bonfire nights are mostly organised, people can’t be bothered to do them at home. So last night at around 7pm myself, my special friend and around a few thousand other people walked up from Wood Green to Alexandra Palace to watch the Bonfire night fireworks display. There is never any parking in the area so the best thing to do is walk up.

I tell you I loved it, It wasn’t raining (until the display was over) the weather was mild, and the atmosphere was electric, I stood on that hill, arm in arm with Mr Special and all I could see was a sea of people, all ages and from all different races with eyes to the sky. We all clapped, cheered laughed and agghhed at the amazing display that lit the night sky. It was worth watching and just for a moment on that hill surrounded by all those people I thought to myself ‘this is what unity must be like, when no one cares about your age, sex or race and everyone is at one place at one time to do the same thing’ People must have had that feeling standing in the crowds of Times Square or Grant park when Obama was elected. I wish we could all feel like that all the time.

Anyway that’s the idealist in me – I’m off to Venice shortly so I will write and put up some photos when I get back see you soon x

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Three Quick Questions :)

Hey you

I got so busy and then I got sick so I had no time to blog.
· Did you miss me?

When I'm stressed or sick I loose all inspiration so it was hard to think of something to write.
· Have you ever got like that? What type of thing makes you loose your inspiration?

For the past four days I have been sleeping…...well in and out of sleep…and I'm still not 100% (cough cough) I had a nurse on Saturday but all of the other times I spent alone :( But being at home, resting really gave me time to think and I have already been pondering on what I want 2009 to be like

· Have you started thinking about next year yet?

I have so much to tell you but right now I have so much to catch up on so with love hugs and kisses I'm ending this post