Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ten Thoughts...England



As I was thinking about the year ahead -- that is now here -- I made a list of ten items that I'd like to focus on in 2013. It was total free association. If I could do anything, where would I put my focus? It's not a super practical list. It doesn't include lose weight, declutter and be thrifty. Those are "shoulds" for me and take no imagination. It wasn't everywhere I'd like to travel or actually places that I am planning to visit. Rather it was ten things that came to mind that I would really (en)joy. Starting tonight I am going to do a post for the next nine days and share my list. In no particular order...

England

I want to plan to visit England -- and Scotland and Wales. I've never been to Bath or Oxford or the Lake Country and one can't go to the Victoria and Albert Museum too many times. There are friends to visit and places I've only read about in Wordsworth's poetry I'd like to see. I don't think that it's a trip for 2013, much more likely 2014, but I want to read about places to visit. I want to read English novels and dream about seeing my English friends. I want to savor the planning and enjoy thinking about the fun I will have taking the train all around the beautiful English countryside.

What's your dream trip for 2013? 

20 comments:

Gloria said...

Happy New Year! I like the way you are doing it: Plan and Dream in 2013, and do things maybe in 2013, maybe in 2014... I like it! No pressure and it makes life more fun. Who needs more pressure and stress in life! Well, in answer to your question, my dream trip for 2013 (or ANY year) would be Ireland or France. Am I greedy wanting to have two dream trips? ;)
Have a wonderful 2013, dear Buttercup, may it be happy, healthy and prosperous. (So you can get to England next year!)
Best,
Gloria

Terra said...

My dream trip is to maybe explore Eastern Europe and cities like Prague. Also, my dh and I would like to visit Venice. We loved Rome and Florence but missed Venice. Your idea sounds great, touring England by train.

LadyCat said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. And you're right, the planning and anticipation are so much fun. Ireland and Scotland are on wish list.

Sheilagh said...

I look forward to your visit to my homeland :) and I look forward to revisiting you and New York again with Trish. It is all very ecxiting Woo Hooo xxxx

Marie said...

If you ever make it here you will have to visit us here in Chester! Truly. That would be fab. I was just saying to Todd that I would love to visit NYC at Thanksgiving one year. I think that would be fab. Inspired mostly by you and your writings. xxoo

Jacquelineand.... said...

The Great Scot and I plan to go to Scotland...it will be great fun to see where my sweetheart grew up, played, flyfished, and got into trouble! Like you, it will probably be a trip for 2014 however.

Maple Lane said...

How very fun to plan this trip. You'll have to share the books you read and more of the places you'll plan to visit.
Have a great day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is fun to plan and dream. The anticipation is half he fun I think. I'll be looking forward to seeing what comes next on your list. Hope your Thursday is a wonderful one!

Lynda said...

Good question. I had not thought about it. We know we are going to Panana City Beach at Thanksgiving but have not thought past that point. I do want to travel west sometime. Good goals to think about and now have time to do maybe.

Lauren Davenport said...

Be sure to visit me here in the highlands of Scotland when you go on your trip!

Theresa said...

It is fun to dream about faraway lands:) I will have to think about where I would love to travel to! BIG HUGS and many blessings coming your way!

Theresa said...

It is fun to dream about faraway lands:) I will have to think about where I would love to travel to! BIG HUGS and many blessings coming your way!

Pamela said...

Florida in February! Which of course isn't exhotic or romantic (although I plan to make it so). But when you are in Indiana with a wind chill of -14, it does sound wonderful. My husband is in a doctorate program and a class is being held there. Besides having him to myself, it will be a writing trip for me--in the sunshine! If I had a choice it would be Paris. I just may dream by reading about it, too. I've thought about a trip to celebrate the doctorate.

Nellie said...

We must have dreams! How I would LOVE to visit England myself!

Ms Sparrow said...

I've been to England twice and I'd be thrilled to go again! There is so much to see and do, so much history and mystery that it could never be too often.

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love this idea. Why not dream big for the New Year? England sounds wonderful. Oh, the gardens we would see! btw..thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your italian pottery sounds beautiful and I agree use it and enjoy it.

Melissa said...

I would love to join you on your tour of Great Britain. That's my dream trip.

David C Brown said...

Make sure you don't miss out Scotland! Try for the Highlands and the Western Isles - visit Balmoral Castle, the Queen's holiday home here: http://dcbverse.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/at-balmoral-castle.html

Glenys said...

Have you ever visited the Lake District? That's my favourite part of my home country :)

Shoshanah said...

We're planning on going to Greece later this year as a delayed honeymoon. But if I could go absolutely anywhere, my other top destinations would be Egypt or Australia.