I'm home from an abso-bloomin'-lutely magical holiday to Canada and what a fun family filled January it has been! I have to reiterate that it's got to be the best start to a new year ever. Since being back I've been laughing my way through Series 2 of Mrs Brown's Boys and getting addicted and highly strung on Series 1 of 24 (which incidentally Wikipedia tells me premiered in America on the Fox Network on my 19th birthday). My over active imagination means Colin and I are nightly prowling the streets of America saving innocent lives. In my dreams I've got quite good at shooting a gun and dodging bullets! We've only watched 8 eps - and we're a bag of jangling nerves. Means it's good script writing if we're this hooked so early on, so hats off to the writers.
Here's something I strongly believe in - never listen to the critics. What am I referring to? Well, it's actually my album of the month - Beyonce's 4. I was under the impression it was full of retro tunes, totally different to anything she's done before and a record I definitely wouldn't buy - or even like. How very very wrong I was to listen to those critics. I played it on the plane (both directions in fact because I loved it that much) and have since purchased the deluxe version on iTunes. It's a fabulous mix of styles that compliment each other so well. I am rocking it!
Now onto the MAIN event - today brings a close to the first quarter of my 30 Things project. I've got off to a bit of a slow start (having finalised the list 2 months after my 29th birthday - whoops) but I can tick off 2 items on that list:
1. Fly First Class long haul from anywhere to anywhere - DONE
Thanks again to Air Canada for the totally unexpected upgrade! Flying 3,000 miles across the Atlantic with funky mood lighting, champagne, my cool pod that morphed into a bed with 5 weird and wonderful settings AND massage, the endless stream of inflight entertainment, brekky, a 5-course lunch, drinkies on tap and jumbo salt and vinegar nuts... was a pleasure and yep, I'm so easily pleased!
6. Try 3 new variations of foods - DONE
A cold Brussel sprout sarnie courtesy of my Aunty Pat (was pretty darn good)
Poutine courtesy of my cousins Phil & Shan (apparently of Polish origin - chips with gravy and cheese)
Red & green dragon rolls courtesy of my cousin Lissy (salmon and avocado sushi)
So, 2 down... and only 28 to go!!!
I'm going to leave you with some pics of happy snowy Canada memories - the first country I've visited in all 4 seasons believe it or not - and let's see what the "leap" month of February has in store for us...
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.