Sunday, 23 November 2008

NEW YORK, NEW YORK IT'S A WONDERFUL TOWN


A very quick post as I've got to clean the house, pack my bag, cook Sunday lunch, have a beauty bath, pay my bills, do my nails, water my houseplants and any other tasks I remember to do before.....

Before I go to work tomorrow!!!!

And then ....

Come home, have a meal......

Followed by a trip to my friend's house, where I'm going to sleep....

She is getting up to take me to the airport.... What a friend......

Then and only then, at 4am do I go to the airport to fly to Amsterdam!

Two hours after that I get on another plane and go across the Atlantic....

TO NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to stay there a week with an old friend whose having a four month sabbatical, and I was invited to help pass the time over there.

We're going to MOMA,the Guggenheim,cocktail/jazz bars, the theatre, on a boat trip across from Queens to Manhattan. I've already done the other side of the water in that I've been to the statue of Liberty. We're going to walk our socks off, just as well I've got some new flat boots to cope! We are going to a restaurant for Thanksgiving. I get to see my friend from Philly who's coming up to spend a day with me.

Basically I'm cramming in as much as possible in this my third trip to NY, to do all the grown up things I never got to do in any of the other trips.

So let me wish all of my friends in America a Happy Thanksgiving and a new hope for the future. And all my mates elsewhere in the world try not to miss me too much!! And remember we've got the 6th to look forward to!

Got no pics of NY (yet!) so please forgive the pic of the Ben Franklin Bridge across the Delaware in Philly instead.

See ya soon
hugs and kisses to all
xx

PS- 3.20pm I've just sat at the table after Sunday lunch and realised the immense thing I'm about to do....I'M GOING TO NEW YORK FOR A GROWN UP WEEK..... me.... FUCK!! me who was the person who wouldn't never amount to anything when I was younger. Me who has struggled for so bloody long to be ok being alone. Me just bloody me. ME who knows someone who thinks that I'm the person they'd like to share the New York experience with..... OH MY GOD..... AWESOME, ABSOLUTELY AWESOME...... Now I'm excited, really excited, can I sleep till 3.30 Tuesday morning? Gawd help my clients tomorrow they've no chance of getting anything sensible out of me at all!

FUCKING AMAZING, UTTERLY FUCKING AMAZING

21 comments:

Rae!xx said...

Hope you have a wonderful time and get some rest in the midst of all that moving about...but most of all have fun!..xx

Mel said...

Awwwww......safe journey, ma'am.

And I know you'll have a grand time of it!

*hugs*

trousers said...

Have a good one, and - based on my recent rather hectic weekend in Paris - I can seriously recommend cramming in as much as you possibly can while you're there! I'd love to go to MOMA and all the rest, so I have to admit to a little bit of envy!

Lori ann said...

yes! fire byrd, what everyone else said! enjoy everymoment,how exciting! I LOVELOVELOVE to travel and can feel your excitement. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
Safe travels!
xx

Sorrow said...

Just have a good time
will ya!??
and let us all enjoy it thru you!!!
(((LOVE)))))

Ronjazz said...

All you world travelers, damn I envy you. It's the one thing I've not done much of in my life. Hell, right now, I'm happy to get to the coffeeshop.

Lady in red said...

I'm smiling because I am so excited for you.

have a great time and tell us all abou it when you get back

Angel said...

Oh, how exciting!! You lucky, lucky duck!! Take good pics, I can't wait to hear all about it. Whoohoo! ::tap dancing with joy for you::

Angela said...

Store every bit you see in your memory, and then let it flow out again, for us! I envy you, but YOU deserve every exciting bit of your trip! Don`t ever feel tiny again! You are so courageous!!

Val said...

I'm excited for you too! you are in for a FABULOUS TIME - enjoy enjoy enjoy! xx

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Whoohooo!!! Absobloodylutely wonderful! Have a fantabulous time, FireByrd and travel safely.

Walker said...

Wow, your a tornado whipping through everything.
I hope you have a great time in the Big Apple

Trixie said...

I'm soooo jealous! Was hoping to do New York next year, but have Egypt and Las Vegas planned..so may have to wait until 2010. Have a great trip..and plenty of photos please!

J.J said...

Tremendous! Delighted for you sweetie. New York is SUCH an amazing city!

Julie said...

Have a great time and burn the camera out...!

Queen Vixen said...

Fab fab fab. Have the best time!

justme said...

Hoping you have a most wonderful time....and that you tell us all about it when you are back!

Casdok said...

By the sound of it you will have the best time!!! :)

Middle Ditch said...

Green with envy

nitebyrd said...

New York at this time of year is just fabulous! Have a fantastic, grown-up, wonderful, amazing week!

Exmoorjane said...

Just too fabulous.....did you get to see the parade? Just been looking at pics on Frances' blog.
You have a fabulous time, girlie... I am madly envious as I have only been to NYC as a student and would love to do the grown-up stuff. jxx