5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2018

This year I have tweaked my new years resolutions, but they are all achievable, here are my 5 for 2018!

1) My first resolution this year is to be happy, I have put it at the top of the list.  If it doesn’t make you happy then why do it?

2) My second resolution is to Continue reading “5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2018”

My 2017 Review

We all start the year off with great intentions and as the year comes to an end we look back on all that we have or haven’t achieved….

Well I have completed much of what I had set out to do, and some things are still a work in progress. So here is how I did!

Overall grade: C+

5 Achievable New Years Resolutions

This year I wanted to have some plans that could be achieved, here were my 5 resolutions!

1) This year I really wanted to push out the boundaries and go to places I’ve never been before my first trip will be to Mauritius a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. I have also planned a 3 day stop over in the Dubai in the Middle East (making in my trip two holidays in one).

Results: So I loved Mauritius and would definitely like to go back and see more of Island. The people are friendly the weather is great and there is so much to do that I definitely want to go back. 3 Days in Dubai was the shortest amount of time I have spent there is was great to see a few friends but if I’m honest I will we had another day there, time went to quickly.

My second trip that I hadn’t planned by the new year was somewhere in Europe I had never been.

Results: Marseille, France. It was booked last-minute [The week before]. The weather was wonderful it was a little more expensive than I thought it would be but the exchange rate has really hurt the pound this year. I would go back but there is so much more of the south of France I would still like to see.

My third trip to Iceland.

Results: It didn’t happen 😦 but I have it planned for 2018 🙂

Grade: B+

2) My second resolution was to try new things like scuba-diving, indoor skydiving, zip lining and a water submersible / mini submarine.

Results: It didn’t happen, I had to get permission to scuba dive from my doctor, so that has slowed things down.  Now I have got the go ahead so I will definitely be planning this for 2018 and the indoor skydiving is planned for February.

Grade: Failed

3) My third resolution is to be healthy this is something that always try to do but fail at miserably. This year I aimed to eat better and keep fit consistently and stay as well if possible. This will be my hardest challenge but I thought it was achievable.

Results: I started personal training once a week at the beginning of the year.  I have definitely not achieved my goals, but I am fitter than I was and it is still a work in progress. My eating has been inconsistent, I eat better but I also fall of and eat junk too.

Grade: C

4) My fourth resolution is to be happy, doesn’t everybody wanna be happy? Not sure how this one will go but I plan to start and finish every day happy.

Results: I’m happy 🙂 but there are days when I am not.

Grade: B-

5) My fifth resolution for the year is to eat beautiful food and try new cuisines that I’ve never had before.

Results: I have tried Mauritian food and Grenadian food, not that adventurous, I must try harder.

Grade: C

Overall Grade

2017 grade C+

London is open

As I travelled to work into central London today I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

72 Hours in London Day 2 Red Telephone Boxes at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

 

London on the whole is a very safe city and I have lived here my whole life and worked in central London on and off for 20 years.  I’m old enough to remember the times with IRA bomb scares and bombings.

72 Hours in London Day 2 Carnaby Street at www.mywonderfulworld.co.uk

I was working in London the day of the July bombings and walked with colleagues to Waterloo as there was no transport in central London, and then after walking in near silence getting on any train out the london not knowing it’s destination  as  we all tried to get home. We arrived as work the next day and I remember the feeling of a community coming together in the days following.

 

What I’m trying to say is come to London it’s as safe as anywhere else in the world, don’t let the actions of few change your views of our amazing capital. In times of difficulty we always come together.

London is open!

Mercedes-Benz World

Are you are classic car or supercar enthusiast?

Well Mercedes-Benz World is the place for you.  Based at the Brooklands motor racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey and about an hour out of London.

 

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There is a lot for the family to do;

  • Film screenings
  • Virtual reality
  • Driving games
  • An amazing collection is of classic cars
  • Concept Cars
  • F1 cars
  • Various driving experiences
  • Mercedes Merchandise at the shop

In October 2015 I was lucky to visit the brooklands hotel and Mercedes-Benz World with a spa and driving experience package.

Checkout some of my pictures

This is a 1996 Mercedes F200 Imagination concept car.

 

 

Click here for more information on Driving Experiences 

 

London 2012 Olympics

In 2012 I was able to make a dream come true and finally I was able to go an Olympics.

My family are massive sports fans, as a teenager I was on holiday in Canada visiting family for a month and I remember waking up in the middle of the night to watch the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.  It was then that I said I would make it to the Olympics one day.

So when it was announced on July 6th 2005 that London had won the bid to host the Olympics in 2012, I was elated.  As the time came nearer I realised that I would not be able to volunteer as I helper as I needed to run my business and could not take nearly a month off.

So I knew that I had to get tickets, I was in the ballot and so was my mum and a friend, between us we applied for over £3,000 worth of tickets in the first round.  We tried for athletics, basketball, swimming, and tennis.  We thought between one of us would get tickets but no, it wasn’t to be.  In the Second round of tickets allocations I didn’t get any tickets and started to despair.

In the third round I decided to take any tickets available.  I ended up with tickets to the Men’s Football Semi Final at Wembley (not knowing who it would be) and tickets to Men’s Hockey morning session at the Olympic Park.

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While it wasn’t the tickets we had originally hoped for, it was still amazing.

August 7th 2012 – Men’s Football

london-olympic-football-match-from-www-mywonderfulworld-co-ukWhile our tickets didn’t end up being a match with Brazil or England it was still a fun day out. Our semi final tickets were Mexico Vs Japan.   We decided to support Japan as we have a friend from England who lives there. On route along Olympic way the road that leads from the underground station to Wembley Football Ground we found a Mariachi Band.

Our support for Japan didn’t help much as Mexico won the match 3-1 and went on to beat Brazil in the final.

 

Saturday 11th August 2012 – Men’s Hockey

hockey-at-the-olympic-parkThe experience of the Olympic Park was great, my son and I had morning session tickets to the Men’s Hockey which also allowed us to stay in the Park all day. The weather was lovely and hot in the morning, which if you know London is not always a guaranteed. The games we got to see were good and I was learning the rules too.

 

 

After the matches we then stood in the very very very very very long queue for lunch AKA expensive fast food.  While in the queue I got chatting to the mother of an Olympian who was in the men’s South African Hockey Team, it was lovely just chatting to her for 30 minutes about her boy and how proud she was.  We then went around the park and ended up at one of large Olympic shops were we found these guys.  Wentlock & Co the Olympic Mascots, only £32 so they were left on the shelf!!!

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We did buy a few Olympics Pins (have no idea where they are now).

There was an area where you could sit down and watch highlights of what was happening on a big screen, along with thousands of others.  There was a stage and presenters would appear with athletes throughout the day and interview them following their successes which was great. We stayed in that area most of the day, in the evening thousands of us watched Mo Farah (now Sir Mo Farah) win his 2nd gold medal.  Its was an amazing feeling, I only wish we could of watched I live in the stadium, we could hear the crowd cheering him on in the stadium just a few hundred meters aways and by the time it was the last lap everyone around us was on their feet screaming him on!

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On the way home, we met the gold medallist of the 1,500m women at she took a picture with my son and her medal, at the time it was great to meet a winner, but this was later soured when she was found out to be a drug cheat (so the picture is now deleted). 😦

While I had finally made to it the Olympics and had a great experience I was left wanting more and booked tickets to the Women’s Wheel Chair Basketball, but that’s another story.

Have you been to the Olympics? If so, which one, what did you get to see?

Check out the rest of my bucket list here

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil meaning “Circus of the Sun” is a Canadian entertainment company. It is also the largest theatrical producer in the world and based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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With 20 show currently around the world, each Cirque show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world, with its own central theme and storyline.  Cirque Du Soleil presents a new show in London at the Royal Albert Hall each spring.

This year the show is called Amaluna based on a coming-of-age story and I went to see it last week.

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Amaluna is an Island that is ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Queen Prospera directs her daughter’s coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, and the she causes a storm.  A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor.

I won’t spoil the rest of the show for you because you can get still get tickets for the show and I would say its worth. The show is on until the end of February.

I’ve been very lucky to have seen many Cirque du Soleil show and one thing that is always consistent amazing acrobatics skills and new live music. While Amalina is not my favorite show, it is definitely one of the best.

Other Cirque Du Soleil shows I have been to have been include Alegria, Dralion, Quidam, Saltimbanco and Totem.

If you can get see one of these I would totally recommend it, to be honest I’d recommend and Cirque du Soleil show. Click here to see what other Cirque du Soleil shows are on around the world.

If you want to go to a show where you will be mesmerise at the ability of the human body, and leave the show wanting to tell everyone how good it is then Cirque du Soleil shows will not disappoint.

 

5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2017

Sometimes I think New Years resolutions are there to set us up for failure, unachievable dreams and hopes we set for ourselves only to let ourselves down by mid-February.

This year I wanted to have some plans that could be achieved, here are my 5!

1) As a travel and experiences blogger, travel and experiences will always be the top two in my list of things I want to do every year. This year I really want to Continue reading “5 Achievable New Years Resolutions 2017”

My second favourite football match ever!

UEFA Champions League Final 2011 – Barcelona vs Manchester United

In the summer of 2010 I was lucky enough to be the highest bidder at the auction at my sons school fair for a pair of tickets to the champion’s league final.  Continue reading “My second favourite football match ever!”

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Croatia in pictures