This week has been a week, full of adventure and hopefully a little taste of times ahead. So for me this week has got to be all about travel. Travel has been an obsession for me for many, many years. I spend ages pouring over travel web sites and brochures. Friends and colleagues have often joked that I should have been a travel agents and not a hairdressing tutor. I love searching for wonderful locations great deals, and showing the boys new and exciting experiences.
And I spent this week floating along in travel heaven. Of course you have to love travel to love an environment like this. I was like a child in a sweetshop, I literally felt giddy with excitement, talking to wonderful people and making new friends from all over the world.
I went to the event with my lovely friend Karen and am so glad we shared the experience together. We enjoyed a beer, laughed and discussed all things space with Jean-Marcel from Belgium, debated American tourism and blogging over coffee with Thor from New York, met the Sri Lankan tourism minister, discovered Dubai land and Yas Island, Rodrigues Island, Mongolia argghhhh just too exciting, drank chocolate with cheese in Peru (yes your eyes are not deceiving you, and it was delicious) and partied in the Caribbean. It was surreal, exciting and inspirational.
I have also had my eyes open to destinations I have never considered such as Cyprus, Ibiza, Peru, and realised there are places we have visited that we must go back to such a Cuba, Mexico, Italy and Jamaica. So if I was confused about where to travel next year before? Now my mind is buzzing, where next I can’t go to them all?
The autumn skies have been just beautiful; they are just not disappointing at the moment are they? And just when you think you have seen the most stunning sky so far this year, the following day presents itself and blows your mind.
It has been lovely after a mad week returning home to Chris, the boys and Toby. I must say that I think Toby was the most excited to see me bless him.
We had a great night last night with our lovely fiends Ruth, Darren and Fin. We all trekked off to a firework display. We had high hopes for the event. The fireworks were spectacular, but it was a little packed, we couldn’t get to the food and bar to get a drink or snack as we had promised the boys. And we were up to our knees in mud.
After the fireworks we fought through the mud and parked cars back to Ruth and Darren’s for pizza and wine, at first we were a little disappointed as we were so looking forward to eating pulled pork as we watched the fireworks, but the night turned out well, with lots of laughs just no pulled pork. And the boys loved the fireworks and mud.
The event was free in our local village; as a result people came from miles, and he event raised loads for charity which is always great.