Wow - what a crazy, fast year it has been - too busy to sit here and talk about ALL the crazy things that happened, but crazy enough to get blogging again. I thought the best way to remember the year is to see it in Pictures - and in no particular order, so here are some highlights from my 2012 - I had the best year and ticked off many 'bucket list' wishes !!
The Saddest part of any year, is when you lose people close to you - and this year was no exception - Easter weekend was dark and gloomy for me - My good friend Bill lost his battle with cancer and is now taking charge with the big guy upstairs - and pain free! I will miss you my friend, but always have a special place in my heart for you and all that you did for me over the many years xoxo
|My Amazing Friend Bill and his Fabulous wife Linda - Very special People to me xo|
I Cannot justify living in this amazing place without including a picture of what I deem to be, the essence of Manhattan - when I see this now, I know 2 things - 1 - that I am very Lucky to have such amazing opportunities come my way, and 2 - that I am Home :)
The Fall in North America makes people do crazy things, like drink Pumpkin flavoured coffee, carve scary faces into hollow pumpkins, and decorate their streets with everything that is Pumpkin like...its like the people here are obsessed by all things Pumpkin - what will the poor Dill Pickle think about that??? So this year, when my brother Ashley and his mate Greg arrived for a visit, it was smack bang in the middle of Pumpkin season, so we went to a ridgy didge pumpkin patch to see what all the fuss was about - hay rides, monster trucking, corn field mazes...yup we did it, and actually it was pretty cool!! Who would have thought that within an hour of the biggest city on the earth, you can walk among a corn maze, but home made jam, and sit on a pumpkin that is really too big to be true... Yes it all happens in New Jersey...
|Mojitos in Havana|
|Don't rush people in Cuba....there is no hurry, just relax...|
|Before the storm....|
|Ghetto style water boots to get us out of the disaster zone the day after Sandy hit.....|
|Petrol was in short supply during the weeks after Sandy - waiting times upwards of 5 hours just to fill up...Police were on hand to guard every available station dispensing fuel to keep order....|
|Jersey Shore boardwalk - before Sandy hit|
|Welcome to the Jersey Shore - Seaside...|
|Dolphin visit in Cancun Mexico|