Not too long ago, I posted a poll asking where I should celebrate my birthday, you guys really wanted me to go to Tuscany! And I thought I did, too, but when I started planning the trip, it just wasn’t fun. My past three birthdays have dawned in Venice, Paris, and Bellagio. I’ve been to Rome twice and I love Italy, but I wasn’t feeling it this year. Maybe it’s because last year was so ridiculously perfect.
Honestly, I’m burned out on Italy, and city breaks, and I need something different. Yeah, I know… first world, poor little rich girl problems, I’ll cry you a river, don’t worry ;-)
Robert said, “the world is your oyster, darling” so I started dreaming of more exotic places. You can’t really get to Bora Bora from here, so I had to keep it a bit closer to home. I found the best resort ever in Sharm El Sheikh, but it may as well have been in Bora Bora because the only flight out of here arrives at like 1:30 in the morning and departs at 2:45 in the morning.
I hate living in Jutland! The only way to escape this place is to take another city break on a budget airline, take a dreaded charter trip to an all inclusive resort with a bunch of Danes, or spend three hours on the train and fly out of Copenhagen. All of those options pretty much suck.
So, I’m going to London *sigh*. At least I won’t be in Denmark on my birthday, I refuse to ever be in Denmark on my birthday. It’s just too depressing having a desk full of Danish flags and having to buy cake for everyone, even though I don’t eat cake!
I’m sure London will be great! I’ll get to speak English without shame, Robert and I can scope out future neighborhoods, we’ll go Chinatown and maybe see a show, I’ll eat salt & vinegar crisps, Robert will eat scotch eggs, we’ll see our parents, we’ll shop, and we’ll restock our pantry.
I really do love London and it feels like going home, but I wanted something special this year. I’ve always prioritized experiences over things, but this year it looks like I’ll have to buy my something special… I hope Hatton Garden or my favorite purveyor of hangbags and luggage comes through.
As a consolation prize, Robert and I have booked an early summer cruise to the Norwegian Fjords!
I cruised the Fjords on my own, in steerage a few years ago, but this time I’ll be sailing for longer and in a balcony cabin with my Prince Charming :)