Having travelled around North and South America I now have a desire to explore some more. My bank account doesn't share this desire, however!
I think I have also come back with a changed view on life -that really the most important things are your family and friends and the experience of seeing new places and meeting random people while you travel.
The dilemma is that I *really* love that shiny new BMW in the showroom, too :)
Can I have both? Happiness and fulfillment through leading a life free of materialistic desire and corporate ladders but a shiny BMW on the driveway? I will keep you posted on how far I get with that one!
And now the obligatory 'Things I like':
Live jazz, Marcus Aurelius, Vivaldi, dancing with a girl in an empty restaurant, Nouvelle vague, exploring new places, washing a partners hair, Einaudi, freestyle Tango-dancing, halloumi cheese, cufflinks, cooking for friends, romantic moments, Poliakoff, swimming, Candles, hugs, storms, reading (I often have several books on the go at any one time), Vettriano, Italian food, kissing in the rain, continually learning new things, laughing, loving, Chopin, Patisserie Valerie, European history, port, Portobello Road, log fires, wooden floors, good humour, terribly expensive boats I cannot afford, giving massages, D/s, loyal friends, period settings, Armin van Buuren, passion, Elgar, Spirituality, rock-climbing, Roman architecture, Mock the Week, Chocolate brownies, Audis/BMWs/Mercs, New York, dogs, the word urbane, keeping fit, landscape photography, Verdi, the smell in the air when it rains, the smell of coffee, new books, cigars and fresh bread. Pat Metheny. Lombarte, sunsets...
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