Would you rather take a 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?
Some people make lifelong friends on tours but I am not one of them. I believe that the more people you travel with the more compromises you have to make to your plans. Travel is expensive, call me selfish but I don’t want to miss out. That’s why I would only go on an organised tour if it was to a place where I did not feel I’d be safe alone or where language would be a major difficulty. Naomi and I are unsociable travellers; we don’t even like having to sit with strangers at lunch so spending every day with forty strangers on a bus would be torture. We like to chat to people but we don’t want to become part of a group. On a tour you have to stick to a rigid itinerary, too long in places you are not interested in and not enough time in the ones you like not to mention all the personality quirks of fellow passengers.
We love cruising so a cruise ship would be my choice. Even on a large one there are plenty of places you can go for some peace and quiet and you can plan your day the way you want.
Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?
I did like swinging as a child. We had a back yard swing and naturally I enjoyed the playground although I was never game to go “over the top” as some kids did. I rarely see swings now especially adult sized ones but I don’t think I’d get that excited if I did.
What is the most important thing that you ever learned ? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)
I suppose it would be that you can never and should never rely totally on other people. In my childhood there were people who said that they would do this or that for our family or take us somewhere and they let us down so we became independent and found our own ways of getting things done or we went without. In recent years I have had the opposite experience of having people offer to help me and actually do it but I don’t take it for granted. People have their own lives and their own problems and I try to deal with mine myself as much as I am able.
I suppose it is also a little of the same thing as question one. If someone else is driving the bus you are on their schedule not yours.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
The last week has been devoted to decorating at my house and even after painting, varnishing, moving furniture and cleaning ornaments I still appreciate my home. I am lucky to have it.