Category Archives: I am going to see the world

Number 4 on my Bucket list of life

I would like to go on a cruise, not a drunken I don’t remember a thing cruise. I want to go on the one where I can do boot camp and be waited on hand and foot and have a massage every day and skeet shoot off the back (i think its “aft”) and meet the man of my dreams who wants to pay for me and not expect me to ( I do believe this species exists,I have been told of his existence before) and eat fresh food every day and stand on my balcony just shooting the breeze πŸ™‚

Update on this post: Please scrap the boot camp part and insert lay on my arse ,instead , Thank you


Bucket List Item 2, that should be 1

OMG Item 2)
I can not believe I did not have this in first place.(A bit of history first:)
When I was little at 6pm on Sunday’s my mum watched new faces. Unfortunatly for me it was on at the same time as Disney land, now although we had 3 TV’S in our house they all had to be tuned to her show so as she went from one room to the other she wouldn’t miss anything,so I would climb on our fence and watch it through our neighbors lounge room window not so bad in summer as they would have the window open and I could not only see it but hear it as well. So a trip to Disney Land is well and truly the first item for my bucket list as I was about 6 years old when I decided I would get there one day πŸ™‚

To cheap airline or not to Cheap airline???

Ok so I would have to say that getting a return flight to Sydney for the poultry price of $88 can not be anything else but fantastic.

There are some who say “oh I would rather pay the extra and go on a better air line”
but lets just see what you get for that, sometimes over $200.00 extra and also sometimes the one way price ?

Cheapy ,no complimentary snack or drink, cold or hot but able to purchase if you require.
Expensive, a small muffin or biscuit and a cold mini can of soft drink or a tea/coffee
Hmmm!!! so I can buy a mini can of drink and a muffin prior to boarding for, and lets go extreme as in bought at the over inflated airport price for $5.
Now that would take my cheap flight to $89 still pretty good .
I would have to get over 40 cans and muffins on the expensive flight to make up the difference in the prices .

I know I can eat but highly doubt that I could consume that amount in the one hour 10 minute flight . I’m sorry but no matter how you look at it you just can not argue with an $88 flight compared to $345 flight.
Takes the same time to get there,same safety regulations,same licensed pilots,same airports,
but I now have a couple extra hundred dollars to spoil my grand children with when I get there.

its a no brainer πŸ™‚

What’s your definition of a Holiday?

I have had many holidays and have never wondered what should a Holiday be.
Until last years trip to Bali. My first overseas trip, at the age of 50 and have got to give a shout out at this point to my brother and sister-in-law who very generously booked my flights as my birthday pressy ,I know they must really love me hey!

Any way I have been used to packing up the car the kids the tent the gear or a self contained building of some sort and heading off in to the wild blue yonder for our holiday but after my Bali trip I must admit that my past holidays have only been part time . Holiday from work ! check, but still had to perform the every day duties of home life such as,the washing,the cooking,the cleaning so in theory, part time holiday . So if this is you for gods sake take a whole holiday and do it now !!!!!

So the kids and I ,well the girls I went to Bali.

I arrived to the wonderful smells of Incense and the bong of traditional music, we then got a taxi where someone drove us to our hotel, then the porters carried our bags to our room. The next morning we dressed and went down to the pool and ocean side hotel restaurant where someone poured my coffee and had a pre cut up fruit or cooked breakfast awaiting my decision .
Then some sight seeing and to an other restaurant for lunch where they cooked and brought my food and drinks to my table.
Then a bit of shopping and a massage , some poolside time where the towel hut man brought me a towel and the man in the bar ,in the pool made my drinks,then to another restaurant where they cooked and brought my dinner Then a driver drove us back to the hotel .
I hope you are getting the picture here “a driver drove” someone cooked ” someone carried”someone massaged”someone brought towels”someone made drinks”and so the definition of a real Holiday is that you have a holiday from everything in your life, not just work but from your home work as well.
My UK trip last year was a Holiday , that is now 2 holidays I have had and intend to only have whole real holidays from here on in ,no more part time holidays for me.
If you have not had a real whole holiday as yet then do your self a favor and do it, you will not believe how good it is.
I hope to try a cruise one day as I think they would be the same ,yes that’s my next mission to do a cruise but with people my own age I think πŸ™‚

Will keep you informed on that quest as it progresses!

Chronological Order, Yer right !!

Ok so I would dearly love to continue my blog on my travels in Chronological order, however that is just not going to happen because my brain simply dose not work that way.
So today i will take to Blarney Castle and the township of Blarney. It is as you imagine a hot tourist spot with not only the castle but the Blarney Woolen Mills that sell not only clothes and

jumpers and all things woolen but also jewellery, crafts,fine Belleek Irish China superb linens and much much more. Well worth a visit .
The township its self is quite delightful with the main street wrapping around the town square, that is all grass. It is not hard to picture what was happening here many years ago when Royalty lived in the Castle and the town folks gathered in the square.
Then there is of course the Castle and its well know Blarney stone.
I was very excited to visit the castle and as we had stayed in the caravan park the night before we were well rested and eager to explore.
We arrived and parked and paid our entry and went through into the grounds for our 5 minute walk up to the castle, we had walked for about 3 minutes when the skies opened up and it poured we made a dash back to retrieve our umbrellas from the van and continued our quest ,It is something you must see for your self because no matter how much I try to explain you just have to see it .
We arrived at the low side of the castle and it loomed above us as we got closer.We were on the dungeon side and went in to explore I was quite over come by an eerie feeling and i have only taken two steps in side when i turn and get the hell out ,it was very claustrophobic but I thought I owed it to all the poor souls that had suffered in this space so many centuries ago and so I try again ,nope there is no way i can go in there the feeling just got more intense so I am out of there and around the corner to the main entrance .
We climbed and explored and slowly wound our way towards the top and the higher we got the narrower the stairwells got until at last we made the roof and OMG its freaking high I immediately freak out grab the rail on my left and the wall to my right and inched my way towards the Blarney stone telling those folks stuck behind me to suck it up they would get there eventually .At the stone
Yarni lays on her back leans over and is dropped down buy the attendants holding her shoulders so she dose not plummet 80 feet to her death below and kisses the blarney stone then we are on our way back down after i finally make it to the going down side ,I reached the ground and realise I forgot to look at the view from the top, DOH!!!
We then take off to explore the grounds and Bam just like that Yarni is on her butt on the ground , now remember that down pour I was telling you about earlier,mud all over her butt .So after a little more exploring we decide to hit the road a little wet a little muddy and a little cold, now you can imagine our thoughts when we find that the van will not start ,I put the blame squarely on that Bloody Blarney stone and the kiss.Well I guess if we had not left the lights on it might of helped some what .The rest is pretty predictable, good Samaritan jump start, greatfull grovelling and away we went . onward to our next adventure ……………….
Until then xo


An eye opening Day In Free Derry

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So after a safe night in the hostel in Derry and a nice make your self breakfast,we headed off. I was about to have one of the most eye opening walks of my life . I went to a small … Continue reading


The Irish Odyssey

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After spending a couple of lovely days at the Torridon ,getting to see the area and meeting the staff , I am not judging anyone (Donald),consuming unimaginable delicious food we headed off to Inverness . I had one last thing … Continue reading


The Train and The Torridon

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After standing with the rest of the throng at the station ,starring skyward, seeking the holey information that the display board was promising to give at any moment ,I finally got my number boarded my train and settled on my … Continue reading


Better late than never

Well I have been home from my wonderful journey and yet to set toΒ  blogging what is with that ! well I will tell you, I was so jet lagged the first week and yes Jet lag is real people … Continue reading



Yes folks it is undoubtly here the day that I have been awaiting for oh so long is finally here, oh I can scarcely believe it is true and yet the calendar backs it up, it is here.Β  I feel … Continue reading