Category Archives: Trip of a lifetime

12 days till Italy 

  
Only 12 days to go now till our much awaited holiday in Italy!!! It’s so close we can almost taste it!! Today we started going through what clothes we will need to take with us and tomorrow I am picking up the suitcases from my mums. 

There is still a few things we need to do, but the excitement is mounting and quite frankly, I can’t wait!!!! 
   
 

Last cab to Darwin

  
I saw a lovely movie yesterday it was called “Last Cab to Darwin” an Australian film starring Michael Caton. 

It was sad and yet funny at the same time. It was actually based on a true story which made it all the more sad. 

I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, I just wanted to say that if you are thinking of going to see a movie and you aren’t sure of what to see don’t look past “Last cab to Darwin.” 

Italy!!!! 

  

Celebration time!! Our Italy accommodation is all booked finally!!! Our travel agent is a gem!!! Well both our travel agents are gems!! All that remains is the Dubai stopover to be organised and we are set!! There are only 79 days to go now!! Come on September!!!! 

One step closer 

Well I’m one step closer to going to Italy tonight, because today I lodged and paid for my passport. Yay!!

It was rather funny in a kind of sad way – when I showed the lady my birth certificate she gasped at how old it looked! I had to remind her that I am no spring chicken – mind you this young lady would have been all of what twenty two.
So now it’s just a matter of waiting out the two to three weeks that it takes for the passport to arrive. I can’t tell you how excited I am. 
Italy here I come !!!
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Italy, here I come. 

Later this year I am going to Italy!! I have been planning this trip with my sister ever since we were teenage girls sharing a bedroom together.

The plan was that we would go when my sister turns 50. Well my sister is turning 50 this year in August,  so our trip has been booked for September. However instead of the girls trip we always imagined, my husband (who is also turning 50 in December ) and my brother, are coming along as well. My motto is and has always been, the more the merrier, so I really can’t wait, this is going to be such a fun trip. 
But here’s the problem, I don’t have a current passport and my prospects for getting a new passport for a while have not looked good. I changed my name after I married my husband and took on my husbands name as many people do, but the marriage certificate we were given on our wedding day does not have a registration number and without that I cannot get my passport. My husband is going to pay a visit to  the Births, Deaths and Marriages office and hopefully get a copy of a marriage certificate with an actual registration number on it and maybe then I will be able to finally get my passport and make it to Italy.
Fingers crossed, otherwise it looks like the others will be going without me.