A Journey

I have been on quite a journey over the last few days. One that I thought would be difficult and for some parts it was, but the journey has lead me to a discovery. I have discovered that with the love and support of friends anything is possible.

I have also discovered that I love the country that I am visiting very much. The weather, the beautiful cities and towns, the shopping and the people.

Last night was our new New Year celebration. We had a wonderful evening, with laughter, fun, food and (for me) Bacardi.  We were quite a group, though we missed some people who, for whatever reason, could not be with us.

Ana, I really do hope you get that car mended soon!!

I start my new New Year, just one year since my first visit,  in a new country having made new friends (again) and with new direction. I do not want to leave all this behind, I feel comfortable and happy here, so I have also discovered that maybe, just maybe, I will not have to.

For the love and kindness, for the laughter, for the support and for making something that could have been so difficult so very much easier, for just being there, I love and thank you all.

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger……… “I´ll be back”  :* :*

Friends

I know I have driven you all crazy, but I want to thank you  from the bottom of my heart for the love that has flowed from you.

I had sight of some words today that have ensured you will  now have less to cope with.

No other words. Just – Thank you :*

Thinking…

I didn’t post anything here for ages. I know not why, perhaps I just lost heart with writing my musings.

Sometimes, life is a pain in the ass, and other times it is wonderful. These last few weeks have been a bit of both, causing me to be both ecstatically happy and bloody miserable, not a good mood swing trend at all.

I enjoyed a wonderful time with some delightful friends and my special person. Was it really only two weeks ago? The days flew by and all too soon I had to return to normal, dreams diminished and life took over again. Work has been a trial, everyday life has been a trial, I really wish I could make changes, huge changes, because right now I am just not happy here.

I ponder the meaning of life – real life -not why are we here on earth. It all seems to be work, fight and sleep and nothing much more. Is that really all there is? If only I didn’t need a job to exist, if only my IM work would take off and make me the income I need, if only… yeah, if only!

Happy New Year!

And that is enough of that!

It is almost the end of another year. What did it bring me? There are myriad words to describe this year, here are but a few:

Happiness, sadness, joy, changes, unsettlement, frustration, elation, disappointment, delight, depression, friendship, love, education, hope, and like almost everyone, some financial worries. But, as Granny Weatherwax always says, I ain’tnt dead!

And for 2009? Who knows what the future holds, I shall just have to wait and see…..

Happy New Year to you all, I wish you a year of joy, happiness, and love.

Neglected

I have neglected this side of my blog for a while. Sometimes, things happen
that leave you feeling unsettled, and I have had to concentrate a little on
my websites. There is only so much time in a day!

But, I will be back, with poetry, pointless thoughts and other rubbish, my
mind is not able to be quiet for long 🙂

Happy Christmas everyone, have a fun time wherever you are!

Round & Round……

Round and round the London Underground
Interrupted by the braking screeching sounds
Round and round the circle line

The London underground
With its stops is an elongated list
Drunks battle in tunnels with open fists
Hidden somewhere is a network of CCTV Cameras
Recording your every move from afar
Watch out for the pick-pockets, I insist
They swindle even the most experienced tourist

Inside the trains, shine disoriented faces
Bodies usually squeezed into tight spaces
‘Please stand clear of the door’
It is an advice not yet a law

Stations by station, trains pass by
Stuck in a tunnel, let out a sigh
Train timetables from my perception
Is regularity, and a common deception

Round and round the London Underground
Interrupted by the braking screeching sounds
Round and round the circle line

Bored, read the metro
It is free, when displayed on show
For those who know
Where to go
Plan your alternative routes
Prepare for train strikes and disputes
Check out the cancellation signs
May your journey be divine!

Sylvia Chidi

Mind the Gap!!!

I am Woman..

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back and pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can do anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my loving arms across the land
But I’m still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman ……

Perfection is….

I have been feeling somewhat miserable today, full of cold and aching and feeling very sorry for myself.

Michael Lee is a fellow IM’er, who sends me information as I promote some of his videos and meditations. Today, he sent me this, which made me laugh so much I asked him for permission to post the link here.

http://www.20daypersuasion.com/self-help-video-111708.htm

If that is perfection, I think I will pass!!

Retail Therapy

There are times when nothing else will do, the ONLY thing to make you feel good about yourself is SHOPPING!

I’m not a shophaholic by any means, in fact usually, it takes a very special occassion to make me consider a shopping trip. Cluttered and overheated stores, crowds of people all pushing and shoving, is not the way I like to spend my time at all. Today, however, I just felt like doing something different, anything that didn’t include work was good, so I hit the shops on a mission.

First was a beauty therapy, which was free, so always welcome. I tried different colours, and found that what I thought suited me just did not! Well, who would have thought I have a ‘cool’ look?  apparently I have and need pinks and browns to ‘bring out my eyes’ where exactly it will bring them out to she ommitted to say! I bought ‘Passion Fruit’ – a girl can always dream 🙂 then went for coffee after the makeover, but spent most of the time with the cup sliding away from the glossy lipstick – oh well …… ;p

Next (and because it was opposite the beauticians area) clothes. Dresses, (nope) skirts and sweaters of all shapes and styles. I had a fun time trying and ended up with a  brown (to bring out my eyes) sweater.

Lastly, shoes. Now this is my downfall area. I love shoes. Usually stilettos that I am unable to walk in and that are totally impractical, but what the hell, they feel good, look better and who needs to actually be able to WALK in them anyway!

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Total cost – not a lot

Total shopping satisfaction – immense!

So now, I have a new look, slippery lips, a slinky sweater and lovely shoes – anyone wanna party??

Though apparently, I forgot just one vital addition that all women should ensure they have. I must ask my friend just where she bought hers :p