Home (June #Travellinkup)

my cat Munchkin

Home is where the cat is

Very true, right? At least all the cat owners know this very well. I got a cat named Timmy when I was 15. Then my home was my parents’ home in my hometown. Briefly I considered England my home too but when I got back my cat was furious and ignored me for days. Then, when I moved in with my future husband I decided to convince him to get a cat to make our home a real home. Even though he never had a pet previously, apart from a turtle, he agreed and now our cat Munchkin loves him to death. Not me, him. Injustice! But ginger cats have a mind of their own, as really all cats do.

London
London

As every traveller I quickly feel at home in most of the places I visit. As soon as I unpack my suitcase in a hostel/hotel room I feel at home. At least for the duration of the trip that place is my temporary home even though my cat isn’t there. Although my real home is in Croatia I consider England and London my soul home. A place where I feel at ease, a place where I feel I belong, a place where rules are obeyed and where everything stops when you have a cup of tea. Of course, my family and friends make a place truly my home. But  you can feel at home at another place too, can’t you?

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Why we cancelled our Munich trip

recently in Trieste, Italy on a day trip with my best friend:)

So close, no matter how far…the lyrics of Metallica’s song Nothing else matters relate to my wish to visit Germany. I’d really like to go to Munich but somehow there’s always something that gets in the way whether it’s another trip or something completely different. I booked the hotel for Munich finally and planned our Bavarian trip for March. But then I had to change our plans because of two reasons and I’ve decided to postpone our Munich trip for May. The first reason was that I’d have my tourist guide exams in the first week of April just after a few days of our planned trip. The second reason was.. well, it’d be really early to travel in March because.. I’M PREGNANT! 🙂

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30 random facts about me

in front of the Royal Courts of Justice in London last year

So I’ve noticed lately these all about me / 50 facts about me posts from several of my favourite bloggers and I’ve decided to give it a try too. I don’t often write about myself and since I’ve gained a lot of new readers/ subscribers I thought it might be fun to tell you more about me. If you’re interested, read on 🙂 If not, just skip this post until my next travel post 🙂

Here are some random facts about me:

  1. I’m a chocoholic. I love all sorts of chocolate, cakes, and sweets. The best ever? I’d probably do a Maths test quicker than answer that question
  2. I love dogs and cats but I guess I’m more of a cat person because I have a cat that treats me like his servant and I like it 🙂
  3. My first cat’s name was Timmy. I named him after the dog from the Famous Five books. My husband named our current cat after a board game (Munchkin).
  4. I’m totally crazy about London. I guess you knew that 🙂  I’ve visited London 11 times!
  5. I still buy postcards wherever I travel.
  6. I keep a travel journal too but I’ve neglected it a bit since I started this blog.
  7. My husband introduced me to the joys of playing board games. We’ve got a substantial collection of over 60 titles.
  8. I love reading books. I enjoy classics, detective stories, chick-lit, children’s books, fantasy, …but I rarely read SF books.
  9. I can’t drive. I’ve got a driving licence but I haven’t driven in ages. I think the roads are safer if I don’t drive.
  10. I rarely wear make up. I just can’t be bothered unless it’s a really special occasion.
  11. I often get compliments about my youthful looks (hopefully that’ll continue after I hit 40, I’m now 33).
  12. I love swimming and spending time at the beach.
  13. I like wearing red. I’ve got a red skirt, a red coat, red shoes, a red shirt…
  14. I can’t play a single instrument yet my dad’s a professional musician.
  15. I did ballet when I was a kid. Actually I’ve practiced it for 7 years.
  16. I studied History and English language and literature.
  17. I’ve worked in education and tourism.
  18. I lived in England briefly.
  19. I enjoy going to the cinema.
  20. I love Christmas markets.
  21. I speak Croatian, English and some French and Italian.
  22. My mum speaks Hungarian but she’s never taught me a word of it.
  23. I can’t imagine my life without travelling.
  24. I enjoy baking.
  25. The best thing I ever did while at uni was to join AEGEE.
  26. I don’t remember my first trip to Venice since I was only 4 or 5.
  27. I always buy souvenirs.
  28. I still find flying exhilarating.
  29. When I was living in England I discovered Walker’s salt & vinegar crisps. Best ever 🙂
  30. I’ve never really drunk much tea until I moved to England. Now I drink it as often as I can (except in summer when it’s really too hot for tea).

 

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