Tuesday, December 29

Update on Countries Visited

Here is the list of places I've been:
  1. America
  2. Canada
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Bahamas
  5. England
  6. Scotland
  7. Wales
  8. Ireland
  9. Holland
  10. Denmark
  11. Sweden
  12. Germnay
  13. Belgium
  14. France
  15. Spain
  16. Italy
  17. Portulga
  18. Hungary
  19. Bulgaria
  20. Czech Republic
  21. Switzerland
  22. South Africa
  23. Kenya
  24. Rwanda
  25. Burundi
  26. Morocco
  27. Thailand
  28. Laos
  29. Vietnam
  30. Russia
  31. Vatican City
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Austria
  34. Slovakia
  35. Finland
  36. Estonia
  37. Greece
  38. India
Here is a list of NEW places I'm going in 2010:
  1. Tanzania
  2. Zambia
  3. Botswana
  4. Malawi
  5. Australia
  6. PNG
  7. New Zealand
  8. Chile
  9. Argentina
  10. Uragauy
  11. Brazil
So now you know :-)

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Tuesday, December 22

New Blog updated

Check it out!!!!!!


Igloo builiding

No, we don't have enough snow here in London to build an igloo, but apparently in New Jersey there was!

Check this out about half way down there's a video of the igloo making process . . . it makes me miss the snow a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This time next year I'll be enjoying it and I can't wait!


count down beginning

Those of you who know me well, know I love to count down to my birthday & probably have been surprised I've not been giving you the monthly warnings/updates.  This is in part because I've been so busy with other things and just haven't had the chance to actually sit down & count them all out, but today being my LAST day of work until I find a new job next summer (any time after July 1, 2010) I decided to take the time to count and here is what I have to tell you:

  • 3 days till Christmas
  • 29 days until my Around the World Trip begins with Penny
  • 1 month & 3 days till my birthday
How was that for a count down update? Sorry I don't have anything else really blog worthy to say, as I'm sure you don't want to be bored to tears hearing about cleaning out my desk today or the piles of papers I have to go through at home before I can acually leave the UK.  So I'll leave you now & hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season!!!

Tuesday, December 15



Sunday, December 13

Travel Blog

So I've started a seperate blog for my ATW travels, check it out here or cut and paste this: http://whereintheworldissaranow.blogspot.com/ or you can find it on the side bar under "Where's Sara"

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Wednesday, December 9

Do you think I'm crazy

So far I've sold 2 book cases, 2 bed side tables, a coffee table, and hopefully more tonight.  I don't officially leave my flat until Jan 20, 2010, but I'm getting rid of all of my stuff now, does that make me crazy?  I'm not sure where I'll be putting all my things in the mean time, but I just LOVE clearing the furniture out of it & making money in the process . . . I think I'm starting to become obsessed with it ;-) just kidding, but really if all goes well tonight I'll be off loading my desk, glass front entertainment centre, 4 plants, and possibly some kitchen stuff.  I might have to go out & buy some paper plates & bowls before dad even arrives if the sales continue to go as well as they have been.  I think I'm most excited about how prepared I am getting for this move - I'm very much a wait till the last possible minute to do anything kinda person (ask my mum, she's always laughing when I call the night before I'm flying to ask if I've even thought about starting to pack, knowing full well I haven't given it two seconds worth of thought)

Last night I was having trouble sleeping because I'm so excited about my travels, I fear this problem will only be getting worse in the coming days so I'm going to have to start counting sheep or reindeer or sleeping pills in order to get some kip.  Finally when I did fall asleep last night I dreamt that I had named by rucksack Penelope (don't ask where the name came from, it's another random long story*) and that I was writing my travel blog from the point of view of her.  I'm wondering if this is a really crazy idea or if people would enjoy reading it . . . I must admit I think this idea came from the fact that recently I finished The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is written from the dog's point of view.  Side note, I highly recommend that book!!  I'm now reading We Need to Talk About Kevin & I'm not sure I'll be recommending it to anyone!

Okay, back to my point . . . what do you as my readers thing of my idea of writing from the point of view of my rucksack, Penny?

* for those who have to know the story: Penelope was a horse I knew when I worked at summer camp - she was a small grey horse with the grumpiest attitude ever, if given the chance to kick someone she did it, if given the chance to bite a child who was grooming her, she did it as well.  All the kids at camp wanted to ride her cause she was small & if they were scared of falling off they thought it'd be best to be closest to the ground - I tried to warn them that she was ornery, but 10 year old boys don't listen so well.  By the end of the summer it was hard to find a boy who would ride her without being "forced" to.  Last night in my dream (before the rucksack naming) I was dreaming of all the horses at camp along with the ones mum & I owned growing up so I think when my dream switched phases Penny's name was stuck in my brain & that's where it came from . . . I think.

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