~Written and edited by Veronica Clark ~

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

By Invitation Only ~ To Dream the impossible Dream...

Hello Dear Ones!!!
It is time for our monthly "By Invitation Post" again.... it swings by so quickly that I am sure we are on fast forward!
Hosted by Marsha from Splenderosa , it is a group of bloggers from around the world who blog on a common topic that have been agreed upon. It is always interesting to see the different interpretations.

So, this was the brief...."Tell us the thing you have most wanted to do, reality or fantasy, and of course, money is no object"
Sounds just like an invitation to share my bucket list, or at least some of it!
I guess many bucket lists includes travelling and mine is no different!! There is a whole world to explore out there...

Living in Africa, as I do, and having experienced wild life quite often, top of the list for me would be, to experience the migration of approximately a million Wildebeest on the Masai Mara and Serengeti. The exact timing of the annual  migration is a spontaneous natural phenomenon and not always easy to predict!

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Now, that was the first bit...being a greedy girl that I am, I want to experience this from a huge hot air balloon, gliding effortlessly above all of the drama happening down in the river.... I don't believe that anything could top the feeling of exhilaration being able to witness this wonder of nature!


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Next on the list....would be a micro-flight over Victoria Falls!
Can you just imagine, having a bird's eye view of the magnificent falls, feeling the spray and hearing the thunder ....
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After that adrenalin rush, I think a more leisurely activity is in order. So, how about we wing our way to France and hire a barge. Cruising down the canal Du Midi perhaps, although it would be hard to choose which one to do!!
But, chugging along a canal with the promise a wine and glorious food up the hill in the picturesque little village is beyond dream worthy!!!
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After slumming it in the country, I think we need some city lights, so why don't we head to Paris! Hire an apartment in the First Arrondisement or even Rue Montorgueil in the Second. I will happily shop and cook what I have gathered at various markets, starting with my favourite market at Boulevard Richard Lenoir, a bit of a walk but it means I can indulge!!!

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South Africa is a magnificent country and I would love to jump in my car, with no plan at all, and do a road trip along the coast, all the way up to the Kruger Park and end just in time to see the hatching of the Sea Turtles in Kosi Bay and watch them race down to the ocean in their flip flop manner of new hatchlings....

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I would dearly love the opportunity to star in the musical Chicago and I have some fab ideas to re- choreograph the Cell Block Tango!!!! Serious day dream believing going on here....*sighs* for now I turn up my car radio and blast fellow commuters with some razzle dazzle sounds, bobbing about in Noddy (car)....
I have started to write my memoirs and would like to finish them sooner rather than later, although there might have to be a sequel...
Just a few sprigs from my "To Do" list...
Now, do visit the other bloggers by following the link at the top of this post!
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Please leave your comments below and feel free to add  your own list!


  1. You are a trip and 1/2. Chicago, the musical, I would never have thunk. The hot air balloon while seeing the animals should be on my list too, I would love that. All of you ladies add so much to our lives, these posts are inspirational and aspirational all at the same time. Thank you for taking part, my friend. It means so much to me.

  2. Veronica, these are all so gorgeous! I do know a bit about Paris and the Serengeti but oh how I would love to fly over Victoria Falls! As for the Canal du Midi? Mais bien sur--you have to! But the big surprise is "Chicago" of course, ah we redhead ladies are showboats, no doubt about it! And what a fine musical that is...

  3. Gorgeous...have never been to South Africa but would love the chance to one day. Looks just gorgeous...love how you added just the right amount of adventure, travel and luxury!

  4. What wonderful dreams Veronica and a brilliant read for our BIO post this month. ..... and, such beautiful images.
    I have been in a hot air balloon but not in such a beautiful and exotic location as Africa..... but it was on a beautiful English Summer's day over the patchwork fields of Suffolk so, beautiful in it's own way but different. XXXX

  5. As for the Canal du Midi? Mais bien sur--you have to! But the big surprise is "Chicago" of course, ah we redhead ladies are showboats, Travesti