Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?!

I was sat talking to my boyfriend last night and we both realised just how fast time seems to go as you get older. I mean, I’d already realised this once I got into the working world because you find yourself praying for your holidays, or bank holidays, or even the days that your boss goes on holiday! But last night I had a really depressing thought…..it’s TEN YEARS this year since I left school. I’m officially getting closer to 30 day by day. Zoiks.

Age generally hasn’t ever really bothered me. I have a friend who started using anti-wrinkle cream at 21, seems like a waste of time to start so young if you ask me, I know some may disagree but, as long as you keep your skin well moisturised and look after it then you’ve got a pretty good shot of keeping wrinkles at bay. Wrinkles are a fact of life unless you’re wanting to go under the knife, I’d rather just wear them with pride (providing I don’t start to look like an elephant at 30, then I may have a different opinion on the matter).

I look through old photographs sometimes and think, really, was that however many years ago? The post I did recently on San Francisco contained pictures from my holiday in 2009, 2009, that was almost THREE YEARS ago, a sad fact that makes me want to weep into my green tea. Sigh. It’s the same with music isn’t it, do you ever hear a song and think, aargh I remember this from that night me and *insert name here* were on a night out and stumbled up to the DJ like a drunken fool demanding he play such a classic. And yes, Dolly Parton 9 to 5 IS a classic despite what that nightclub DJ says.

It’s a sad fact of life that time goes too quickly, depending which way you look at things too it can be downright depressing but, I’m choosing to think of it as a reminder that I should shift my little ass and work on that bucket list because it isn’t going to complete itself. I should start with something easy, to give myself a boost so I feel like somethings getting done, like when you write a to do list, even if its a really easy and quick task that you’ve checked off, the point is, you’ve made a start and one item has been checked off. Now, I think trying caviar might be the easiest one because, because, and I hope, the snow angel is a no go until we get more snow around December (please mother nature, spring snow is unacceptable. Just saying.)

Never take a day for granted! I’m off to requaint myself with my bucket list haha have a fun weekend folks!!

XOXO

I left my heart in San Francisco

Genuinely, I think I did. And this is way back on 2009 *sigh*

This picture is my favourite picture of San Francisco, I have no idea why really, it just fills my little heart with joy whenever I see it.

This picture makes me happy too, I think it’s because these were some of the first pictures I took of our holiday there. We landed the afternoon before but you know what it’s like when you land, then you have to collect your car, navigate your way to your hotel without causing a 6 car pile-up because you’re driving on the opposite side of the road, then get checked in, then most importantly of all, EAT!

So, first thing the next day we were up at the crack of dawn ready for the 9am boat to Alcatraz. We’d already bought our tickets from these guys so we didn’t have to join the ever growing queue when we got there. Alcatraz is truly a place  that everyone must see, as soon as you step off of that boat you get a feeling inside that I can’t actually explain, it’s something eerie yet exciting. I would highly recommend you do the audio tour too, sends chills up your spine hearing the clanging of the cells and the wardens shouting.

Alcatraz

The view from the dock up to the prison

One of the cells

Can you imagine seeing this view daily and not being able to visit!

This was my second time visiting San Francisco, I went in Feb 2005 with my mum and her friend, this time it was August 2009 and glorious does not even cover the weather!! Well, until you take a trip across the bridge that is…..

You see that mist, coming across the bridge it makes every inch of your body hurt like hell it's that cold.

Cold or no cold though, I’d still do it all again…..but maybe I’d take a warm coat on the ride instead of a cropped thin jacket haha

Hehe I couldn't resist. Who does this?

Downtown

They do garlic ice cream!! GARLIC ICE CREAM! Next trip there I'm visiting the Stinking Rose!

This man is a legend! The Bush Man, he has his own Facebook page too

I really would happily move to San Francisco tomorrow if I had a lottery win, it’s such a special place, from Pier 39 and the sea lions to the Golden Gate Bridge, I think everyone should put this on their bucket list…..in fact, I demand you put it on your bucket lists, you’ll thank me for it, I promise!!

And with that, I’ll love you and leave you. I may not post tomorrow on account of the fact I’ve thrown myself under a bus from sheer depression at not being able to go back here anytime soon haha I joke, honestly, don’t panic if I don’t post tomorrow!!

XOXO

PS – San Francisco, I my heart called, it wants to come home now 😦

Planning ahead

I know that they say that you shouldn’t plan ahead too much, but how can you look to the future with serious excitement if you don’t? When you book a holiday you’re planning, when you buy a house, it’s planning, so why shouldn’t you make lots of general life plans?

Although it’s not detrimental to my future wellbeing, I decided today to begin to take my bucket list to a whole new planned level!! For example, I want to go to Miami, so I’m gonna plan where I want to stay and what I want to do, so that when the day does come where I book the holiday, I can get excited about all of the things I want to see and do, things that, unless I write down at the time , I’d probably forget about! Kind of like little girls that start planning their weddings in a wedding scrap book from the age of 9 haha.

Oh….I appear to have added yet another thing to my list too….travel on the Orient Express. This may have to go on a general life long bucket list though, I’m not convinced that trips gonna happen in the next 5 years, unless I have a lottery win or a very generous donation from someone. Any takers??

Xoxo

Bucket List – please don’t judge me!!

After reading a post tonight by fellow blogger Lesley Carter I became inspired to share my bucket list with you. This bucket list is really a list of things I want to accomplish by the time I hit 30, I’m currently 25 so I figure if I shift myself I stand a pretty good chance of succeeding right?

So, it’s pretty long, and I’m trying to work on what to concentrate on for next year. Once I’ve decided I’ll let y’all know, unless you have any suggestions for me?

  1. Take cooking lessons in Italy
  2. See the Nutcracker
  3. Rollerblade down Venice beach
  4. Have a beach picnic in the Hamptons
  5. Go to the Isle of Wight music festival
  6. Make time to see friends a few times a month
  7. Own a house abroad
  8. Go to Rome
  9. Visit 5 art galleries
  10. Go for a long walk in the heavy rain
  11. Go virtual skydiving
  12. Go zorbing
  13. Own a piece of art
  14. Try caviar
  15. See Cirque du Soleil
  16. Go on a girly holiday
  17. Visit all 50 States in the US
  18. Make a snow angel
  19. Visit a ranch in Texas
  20. Visit Singapore
  21. Go on a Caribbean cruise
  22. See the Panama Canal
  23. Go to the Opera
  24. Sample unique world cuisine from every country I visit
  25. Visit Yosemite
  26. Travel France
  27. Experience winter in New York
  28. Go to Miami
  29. Do Winter in Venice (Vegas!)
  30. Be able to speak French fluently
  31. Learn to cook (generally)
  32. Run the New York marathon
  33. Camp in an Airstream American Camper van
  34. Do a coach trip
  35. See a wonder of the world
  36. Have a career I’m happy in
  37. Be comfortable with money

Now, I realise you may have got bored halfway through, but if you made it this far, WELL DONE and thank you!! Also, I realise a lot of my list involves travel so maybe I should shuffle ‘be comfortable with money’ up to number one on the list haha

ROLL ON 2012

Xoxo