This became one of those days I’ll never forget. Before I left the studio I rent I manifested to meet people who would help me out.
My day started with quite a rush because I’d to send postcards and a parcel before the guided tour in Kyoto started at 10.
The walking tour around Kyoto is 5 hours and I had it recommended from Daniela (an amazing lady staying at the retreat). This tour was really amazing and the guide knew so much about the city. We saw the mother ship of temples, different shrines, a fan shop, a candy shop (it’s art here), the building where Nintendo started and much more. It was so worth the money.
We were 10 people on the tour and I met a couple on their honeymoon and the lady was a surgeon and suddenly she began to ask questions and I got some really important help according to my health. I learned that a social health system is good if you have things that is “normal” but if you are a little outside the box the American system is much better.
Beside that I met Shigeco on the tour – an amazing local lady – she was on the tour to learn about her own city. She asked me after the tour if I wanted to spend time with her and then she helped me get a second hand kimono in the old fashion traditional colours. The best of all is that second hands kimonos looks like new but cost so little. Then she used several hours on guiding me around in the area around Gion and I saw some amazing shrines, the Kiemizu-deta temple and walked in some old streets. One of the shrines was for relationships and I had to walk with closed eyes from one stone to another without help and I did it. Therefore I now should have my loved one heading in my direction 🙂
I’d planned to take the evening tour around Gion with the Walk Kyoto but I lost track of time with Shigeco so instead I went to the light festival at the Shimogamo Shrine and it was so mind blowing walking though the forest towards the shrine and all the trees was coloured by light while a soft music from singing balls surrounded me.
Then I headed back to the studio to eat -but I can tell you my feet hurt like hell after a 12 hours with just a few breaks, but it was all worth it 🙂
From the first minute or actually before I ever arrived I’ve had some weird connection to Bondi Beach and last year when I went their the first time I felt so at home and fell in love with the place. As I got to know the area I’ve expanded it to the area from Bronte and the whole costal walk to Bondi.
Today the weather was amazing so I got up early to take a SUP lesson with Dean and I made a photo rapportage to show why I love this place.
Already before the sun is up there is local people on the beach training, surfing and getting a morning bath. Some mornings there are photo shoots, preparations to parties, couples lying together and waking up etc. About 9-10 in the weekends or holidays the families and tourist arrives, and I just love watching the families because I see so much joy. Beside that every time I’m on the beach I see new things and I get a calmness and joy especially if I can get on the water.
The water is my meditation – I’m in the now and I get a time-out from life and I love it – Some days my dyspraxia in the legs are controllable and I stay on the board. Other days like today I had to have help to get to shore and I fell into the water 4 times – but in the end it’s not how many times I fall – it’s how many time I get up again that counts 😉
Wednesday I had the pleasure of spending some absolutely amazing hours with a few of the 101-gang (Greig Trout, Natasha and Neil). As always it was wonderful to be with these guys because “we know” or rather we understand each other and we have fun. I haven’t laughed so much for a long time. Thank you for being so cheeky and messing with me 😀
I love being with you guys because we can laugh, care, talk silly, talk deep, lift each other and are just totally crazy 😀 I’m so gonna miss you guys down under so you better come and hunt me down no matter where I end up 😉 Please disturb me a lot 😉
And Natasha I would like to return some Zimbabwe hospitality 😉
Today is the big day – I’m leaving the well known and heading for London. OK – London I know but it’s the first big step in the direction of “OZ”. I’m so ready for my adventure, a warmer climate and most of all smiling and open people. Already now I’m in heaven because people in Denmark are more smiling than norwegians 🙂
Right now I’m sitting in the Airport of Copenhagen (transfer) and waiting on my airplane listening to old danish music. I love the music back from the 50-60’es+80-90’es because it’s happy music (note to ‘self: don’t sing loudly in the airport). Usually when I’m alone in my PJ, cooking this is what I sometimes listen to while singing loudly and dancing around.
I’ve had some amazing days with respectively my bonus father in Copenhagen and my friend Gunhild in the outback of Denmark. When I say outback I mean where pigs ain’t wearing a license plate, the closest neighbour is a couple of cows and the birds has turned around :-D. By the way I can’t hide I’m a red neck because I love it 😉
I had so much luck that I manage to catch up with 3 other friends too – Thank you so much, so wonderful with some girl-power again :-D.
According to my health, I already are experiencing major progress. The weather is better here in Denmark and Gunhild gave me two zone therapy treatments to help my body cleans after the massive adrenal hormone treatment the last weeks in Norway. Beside that massive amounts of good food and rest work wonders too.
One last thing – when I catch a flight I always buy chocolate to the crew – you should try it and see the smiles you get back. It’s addictive and all worth it – just remember to buy a sealed bag with pieces of chocolates packed separately.
Take care guys and live life 🙂
I’m visiting my stepfather in Copenhagen, Denmark and last night I was offered an upgrade on my flight home, so I applied for it. This morning in my mailbox there was an email congratulating me on an upgrade, so tomorrow I’m having fast-track, lounge with free beverages/food, a seat on row 2, priority on my luggage etc. This is luxury and I’m loving it 🙂
Dearest all of you.
I’ll be quiet the next days but I’m carrying on with my Pro Life Actions. My life is one big chaos right now in the good way. Since my commune closes and I’ve to be out the 13th of December I’m working hard on getting ready to move.
This weekend I’ve sold/given away a lot of my stuff. Soon I’ll only have what I’m travelling with.
In my few hours of spare time I’m working hard on getting my personal papers digitalised and getting the papers I need in the future translated and certified.
At last but not least I’m contacting Australian authorities and universities to make future plans after my travelling are done.
This is a lot of work but I’m so happy to do it because it’s my dream 🙂
It has been a long day and to day my Pro life action was to give stuff away and I love the smiles from these people. It’s all worth it.
Tomorrow day 6 I’ll compliment people around me 🙂
I hope you’re joining me so we can get a wave of kindness started 🙂