Tuesday, 31 August 2010

"TO DO" LIST



This is a picture of me behaving badly with a pint of Smirff in my hand. Smirff is a cocktail of Smirnoff Ice, WKD Blue with an extra shot of vodka. Quite lethal. The event was my colleague and friend Tanya's 40th birthday party last weekend. My fellow partygoer is another colleague and friend Cheryl. We had a great time.

Plans for my "Oz-Bus" trip in the Spring are progressing well. I've put a sponsorship link on the blog (all donations will be gratefully received by Marie Curie), made a list of all the countries that I will be passing through for my vaccination requirements (Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania,Latvia,Russia,Trans Siberian Express, Mongolia, China, South Korea, Japan, Alaska, Canada & USA), ordered my rucksack (a Berghaus Jalan 70 + 15 wheeled travel pack) and organised to borrow a sleeping bag, liner and blow up pillow from a friend. This has made a bit of a dent in my "to do" list.

A "pending event" is that I've given a mad interview to Eddie Bluelight for his regular "Sunday Roast" feature. You can catch this from next Sunday on his blog Clouds and Silvery Linings (http://eddybluelights.blogspot.com) This is a great honour. Thanks Eddie.

20 comments:

Grit said...

fantastic! we'll be following your progress!

Maggie May said...

You look such a happy lady and full of good fun!
Look forward to hearing about your travels...... you lucky thing!
You can be assured that I will be watching out for your Roast! Hoping Eddie is stoking up the fire. Nice & hot! LOL!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great photo of you RAC and your planned trip sounds marvellous. I will be looking out for your interview too. A

Anonymous said...

You look great,sounds like a great party. Happy 40th to Tanya. I'm so looking forward to your upcoming trek. If you want to stop over in America, we'll be delighted. Flagmaker

lisaschaos said...

You ladies look very happy and that drink is very intriguing!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'm not sure if progress is the right word grit. I think panic might be more appropriate!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'm hoping that Eddie is stoking up the fire too Maggie, although maybe an air-conditioner would be more appropriate this week!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Do you know Anne, this is one of the few photographs where I look decent. I'm not at all photogenic.

Retiredandcrazy said...

A stop over sounds great flagmaker. I may take you up on that one. I pass through Seattle anyway so I'm sure we can at least have a coffee together.

Retiredandcrazy said...

The drink is more than intriguing Lisa, it's dynamite.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I've just lit the fire but I thought I might be fairly gentle and use a slow cooker!
See you at about 10am tomorrow, Saturday. Hugs ~ Eddie

Retiredandcrazy said...

OK Eddie, see you for Sunday Roast at 10.00 am tomorrow! But shouldn't it be a Saturday Roast?

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yes it should really but David always cooked the lunch on a little earlier because Australia is ahead of us timewise.
Also it is dead here on a Sunday in BlogLand and not as many people would visit it. So people have got used to seeing it a day earlier here. It is a bit of a problem - perhaps it should be called The Weekend Roast.

slommler said...

Your trip sounds amazing!!!!
I visited Eddie and read your Roast...what fun! I enjoyed meeting you very much!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sniffles and Smiles said...

So delighted to meet you!!! I love your sense of humor!!! And I love to laugh!!! I think you and I will be great friends!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better! Loved your roast! Congratulations! ~Janine XO

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

Great interview!! looking forward to reading more!!

Eva Gallant said...

Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Loved your interview with Eddie! Hope you will pay me a visit sometime..we have something in common: My blog is titled: Wrestling With Retirement.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for inviting me to interview for the Sunday Road Eddie, even though it is Saturday!

Retiredandcrazy said...

And I enjoyed meeting you too SueAnn. Thanks for visiting.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Delighted to meet you too Janine. Thanks for visiting.