Travel

We All have One, whats yours? Mine was cheap and cheerful

Hey My Gorgeous woman

Yes its me again, I promised you I’d be in your In box regularly, and here I am…

… Im here to share some Funnies..
…. some inspiration
… the help I can give you..

and Occasionally a RANT

Im MAD…. 

We All have a Choice in Life.  We can EITHER chose a Glass Half Full

… or we can Chose glass half empty…

Let me share a story with you

I’ve been travelling for YEARS.  More recently, I moved back to the UK 5 years ago, both my kids had flown the nest,
my 3rd baby, a fur baby had passed and I had empty nest.

I packed up my house, rented it out and went back to the UK to be with my mother, who has been through ALOT… Divorce (being treated very badly) Cancer, Bereavement, losing a child.

Anyway Long story short, I now spend my time with her in the UK and then flying back to NZ to see my grown up kids and my friends..

A couple of years ago, a place that stole my heart, beckoned me…St Kilda, Melbourne
Crazily, I booked myself into a Cheap and Cheerful hostel..

OMG when I arrived, even the taxi driver, wasn’t happy “Are you sure this is it?” he asked,  bearing in mind Im a 50 mumble year old woman arriving at basically a ‘doss house’.

I’ve always been glass half full, so though I was very tired, dare I say exhausted, I said ‘Yes It’ll be fine’…

Lugged, my way too heavy and riduculous for travelling case into this ‘doss house’ and proceeded to walk down the hall, horrifed by what greeted me… 

Young men, no sign of any women, in various stages of undress, mostly with towels wrapped round their middles..

OMG – I thought ‘What the F**** have you booked yourself into here Helen’… I thought… 

Yes I was drooling too, though the men were my son and daughters age (23 and 27) so way too young for me…

I asked for a young man who was dressed ‘Wheres reception please?”…

he pointed to a guy on a couch with a fag in his mouth ‘thats reception’

‘Oh Sh*t’. I thought.

The first words this guy said to me was ‘I dont’ think this is your cup of tea luv’

To which I responded ‘No it’ll just be one night’

What was to follow was an interesting learning experience….

I watched whilst a couple of young girls who were not staying decided that they would ‘not sleep in the same room as a homeless man!’.. that homeless man turned out to be one of the loveliest young men I’ve ever met…

He’d been on the road since the age of 16 and could not help me enough in getting my valuables up on my top bunk.  

One thing that this ‘doss house’ did have was good internet.   I was able to book myself into a nicer hostel across town for the next morning.

The kitchen, was not only crowded but didn’t look like it won an award for hygience and both the shower and toilet just had short louvre doors, so I was going without food and a wash that night…

I was up at 7am the next morning and whilst I got google maps wrong, in thinking it was only a 20 minute (drive) across town, it took me walking with my big case about an hour and a half to get there… 

Why am I sharing this with you?

Because I CHOSE to see that as HILARIOUS.  I was OK.. It taught me SOO much.. 

What wasn’t so clever, was me relaying that story to my mother, who has worried about me ever since..

Despite me being Fine ๐Ÿ™‚

and this brings me to why Im MAD>

Because People are getting drawn into Fear
…How many people have died
…OMG this or OMG that.

Fear and Stress will not Help you now.
Being Safe, Being Careful and Taking Care of yourself
Distancing. Following the rules.

If your PM is not helping, then tune into Jacinda Ardern in NZ.. shes amazing.
CALM, CLEAR, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE…

Im up early and out in nature, when its quiet. I walk for about an hour…  

I focus on what I CAN control
ME ๐Ÿ™‚ Appreciating Nature
…Appreciating my bed
My friend whose putting me up
 WHAT I CAN CONTROL

I encourage you to do the same ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Oh and here’s what I caught today

Oh and lastly, I shared a video of my trip to the beach, which WE CAN Do in New Zealand…

someone in a group wrote ‘OUR BEACHES ARE CLOSED!”… 

Chill People. OK if your beaches are closed. BE Grateful for my little video of that beach ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Stay Calm. I love. you. We’ve got this. The Universe has our back…

This is Happening FOR US… not to us 

As always ๐Ÿ™‚ 
Please send me YOUR ‘reasons to be cheerful’

I’ve sent you a few. We Need more ๐Ÿ™‚  Lets stay cheerful/happy/ so we CAN ATTRACT WHO WE ARE xx
With Love Always

PS wana talk to me, hit reply and lets connect ๐Ÿ™‚ Lets see how I can help you.

Helen 
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Please send me YOUR ‘reasons to be cheerful’

I’ve sent you a few. We Need more ๐Ÿ™‚  Lets stay cheerful/happy/ so we CAN ATTRACT WHO WE ARE xx
With Love Always

Come and join my page and if you’re a lady, come and join the tribe

PS wana talk to me, pm

๐Ÿ™‚ Lets see how I can help you.

Helen 
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