Summer is in the air- well, almost. It is in my thoughts and in my usual manner I have started to dream of what could be. These are not real plans (yet) but hey, who says you can’t dream up the reality you want.  Here goes, my wish list for summer is:

1. To go paragliding in Brighton

I would love love to go paragliding in Brighton! Brighton is lovely and being in the sky, the rush, the fear, the exhilaration! I can't wait to do this sometime! Photo courtesy highadventure.uk.com
I would love love to go paragliding in Brighton! Brighton is lovely and being in the sky, the rush, the fear, the exhilaration! I can’t wait to do this sometime! Photo courtesy highadventure.uk.com

 

2. Visit Paris!!!

Oh this dream! I see myself at the  foot of the Eiffel Tower, I see myself on it! I see myself strolling down the Champs Elysees at night! I see myself at 24 Rue Faubourg- the address on all my perfume bottles (ok maybe not all- but most). I can almost taste the macaroons at Laduree! Oh my! “See Paris and LIVE”- LOL, you know I can’t say ‘see Paris and die’, I understand the power of words, so even when they are cliché, I choose to speak life.

I have read so much about macarons at Laduree, I can almost taste them. I imagine them melting in my mouth, yeah, yeah, I know that's alot of sugar but I promise to jog when I return from Paris. LOL! Photo courtesy thetravelcrew.wordpress.com
I have read so much about macaroons at Laduree, I can almost taste them. I imagine them melting in my mouth, yeah, yeah, I know that’s a lot of sugar but I promise to jog when I return from Paris. LOL! Photo courtesy thetravelcrew.wordpress.com

 

The Eiffel Tower! I'd love to eat in a restaurant that overlooks the Eiffel Tower at night! Oh bliss!
The Eiffel Tower! I’d love to eat in a restaurant that overlooks the Eiffel Tower at night! Oh bliss! Photo courtesy http://www.fanpop.com

 

The Seine River! Look at that view! What a stunner!
The Seine River! Look at that view! What a stunner! Photo courtesy parisinsidersguide.com

 

This one is a must-do for me! A visit to the La Vallee Village shopping area, its a whole hour outside Paris but you get between 30 to 60% off great brands. And what would I like to get when I go there? I'll show you...
This one is a must-do for me! A visit to the La Vallee Village shopping area, its a whole hour outside Paris but you get between 30 to 60% off great brands. And what would I like to get when I go there? I’ll show you… Photo courtesy La Vallee Village

3. Shop! Shop!! Shop!!!

Truth be told, I am a really lazy shopper but I have plans! When (not if) I get to the La Vallee, I will wear flat shoes that are comfortable and allow me move around easily, I will have a smoothie before I go and pack a few bananas in my bag. LOL, you are wondering what all that has to do with shopping right? The reason I don’t like shopping, is I get hungry and tired, my feet start to ache after walking about for a bit and really, when I have too many choices, I get overwhelmed and cannot decide. That’s why I have narrowed it down to these two (psst! don’t show the husband this part of the post, he might never take me to Paris if he sees these):

An Hermes blue jean Birkin with palladium hardware! This would be the bag of my dreams- true! But because of words like fiscal responsibility and because I know that though "all things are lawful, not all things are expedient" and because I understand times and seasons, I will pass on this for a long long time to come. (LOL! From that rationalisation, you can see this is something I have thought about for a bit...) but the next choice may be more realistic with proper planning, saving and priortising. Photo courtesy baggersclub.blogspot.com
Hermes blue jean Birkin with palladium hardware! This would be the bag of my dreams- true! But because of words like fiscal responsibility and because I know that though “all things are lawful, not all things are expedient” and because I understand times and seasons, I will pass on this for a long long time to come. (LOL! From that rationalisation, you can see this is something I have thought about for a bit…) but the next choice may be more realistic with proper planning, saving and prioritising. Photo courtesy baggersclub.blogspot.com

 

 

Having said that though, I have a new romance with the Birkin which started when I was down with malaria recently. I am trying to form the habit of reading a book every week, I currently only manage a book every 10 days and though I was ill, I did not want to break the habit (I find that this is the hard part for me, not starting but staying consistent to what I’ve started so as much as possible, I try not to allow myself the luxury of excuses). Anyhow, because I was ill, I wanted something light and entertaining and so I downloaded  “Bringing Home the Birkin” by Micheal Tonello. It was a really fun hilarious read, you should pick it up when you want to be thoroughly entertained while learning something new about something that you would not normally know a lot about- if, like me, you are not seriously into fashion.

This may be easier to do and with the 30 to 60% dicsount I am intent on getting at La Vallee village... Photo from Prada.com
This may be easier to do and with the 30 to 60% discount I am intent on getting at La Vallee village… Photo from Prada.com

 

 

Oh, and the next item would be:

The Alhambra necklaces by Van Cleef & Arpels or something that looks like it...
The Alhambra necklaces by Van Cleef & Arpels or something that looks like it…

 

 

There! You have my summer wish list. It’ll be nice for them to happen sooner rather than later, but in the interim, writing this post, sourcing the pictures and even thinking about what I’d like, was great fun! Makes it all feel real and do-able. I’ll keep you posted when they do happen! Let me know if you hear of deals on any of the above and tell me, do you know what you want? (I will talk about knowing what you want from a more serious, leadership perspective soon, it is absolutely important. Clarity propels action, while uncertainty, leads to inaction). Ok, share your wish list with me, just because! Don’t forget to be awesome this  week!

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