Bucket List Trip – A German Christmas Market

“Visit a German Christmas market” What could be more festive than ticking off “visit a German Christmas market” from your bucket list? This year we decided to visit Berlin, which has around 70 Christmas markets. Origin of German Christmas Markets German Christmas markets date back to the 14th century. The Christmas Market will usually be located in the … More Bucket List Trip – A German Christmas Market

Keep looking for the gin to go with your lemon

Just when you think things are working out, life throws you a curveball Every so often life throws you a curveball. Something that comes out of nowhere to seriously mess things up. And occasionally that “something” that knocked you down is followed by “something else” that gives you a good kicking while you are trying to get … More Keep looking for the gin to go with your lemon

Light up your life

The Blackpool Illuminations have been an annual event in Blackpool for over 100 years. These world famous lights stretch for six miles along the promenade, a bit like Christmas lights but in the autumn. Switch on takes place on the Friday night following August Bank Holiday Monday. I’d not been to Blackpool, so visiting the Blackpool … More Light up your life

Rebuilding your nest after the children have left

The three transitioning stages of an empty nest There are three transitioning stages involved in moving to an empty nest : Shock Pulling yourself together It’s OK ….and I can make it even better The first stage is the Shock Stage. This happens straight after your kids leave home for the first time. Your life … More Rebuilding your nest after the children have left

Bucket list apps

There are a number of phone apps available where you can share your bucket list with other people. Some appear more useful than others. iWish App The iWish app has over twelve hundred bucket list ideas. They are categorised as Travel, Places, Wellness, Sport, Learn, Career, Relationships and Wealth. Each category has suggestions for things … More Bucket list apps

Try it for 30 days

Somethings you want to try involve work towards achieving goals. But how do you know you’ll like it? Well, you’ll never know unless you try. So why not start small and commit to trying something for 30 days. One month. And if you don’t like it, you can stop. Start by thinking about something you’ve … More Try it for 30 days

Make visiting UNESCO sites part of your mission

UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. It adopted the  Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage  in 1972. UNESCO places to visit Some places of natural heritage … More Make visiting UNESCO sites part of your mission