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I used to be a hopeless romantic…. Having your heart broken will change your outlook…

25 Nov

I’m not all bitter and twisted (Anymore)… But my outlook’s changed, I’m just a bit more realistic in how I look at matters of the heart an I’m afraid to take chances… There’s  chance to be taken at the moment in my life, It could change a lot… I don’t know whether to risk it all… but then again “Nothing comes of nothing”

This song makes me happy…

It’s a little bittersweet though…

not really a happy ending kind of song in my opinion…

You’re in my arms
And all the world is calm
The music playing on for only two
So close together
And when I’m with you
So close to feeling alive

A life goes by
Romantic dreams will stop
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I wanted to hold you
So close

So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this was not pretend
And now you’re beside me and look how far we’ve come
So far we are so close

How could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?
We’re so close
To reaching that famous happy end
And almost believing this was not pretend
Let’s go on dreaming for we know we are
So close
So close
And still so far

– So Close – John McLaughlin – Enchanted

Me “Taking Chances” Jumping off “Idiots Bridge” in Bled, Slovenia during the summer:

"Idiots bridge"

"Idiots bridge"

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You Light up my Life…

13 Sep

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

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I Really Need To Read More…

13 Apr

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So far, I’ve read 10 out of 100 and half read a couple more – Not Great…. I’ll get on this soon… part of the new improved more dedicated me….

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of this list of 100 books, I’m slightly exceeding their expectations 🙂 …

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – no
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien- YES
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte- no
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – YES
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee- YES
6 The Bible – YES

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte- no
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell- no
9 His Dark Materials – YES
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens- no
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott- no
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy- no
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller – no
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare- no
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier- no
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien- YES
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk- no
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger- no
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger-  no
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot- no
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell- no
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald- no
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens- no
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy- no
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – no
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh- no
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky- no
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck- no
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll- no
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame- a bit when i was younger, don’t remember it
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy- no
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens- no
33 Chronicles of Narnia Series – CS Lewis- some of them
34 Emma – Jane Austen- no
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen- no
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis- YES
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini- no
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres Mais- no
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden- no
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne- no
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell- no
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown- no
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez- no
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving- no
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins- no
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery- no
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy- no
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood- no
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding- no
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan- no
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel- haven’t finished it
52 Dune – Frank Herbert- no
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons- no
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen- no
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth- no
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon- no
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens- no
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley- no
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- YES
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez- no, but i have it an will soon read it
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck- YES
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov- no
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt- no
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold- no
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas- no
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac- no
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy- no
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding- no
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie- no
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville- no
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens-no
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker- no
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett- no
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson- no
75 Ulysses – James Joyce- no
76 The Inferno – Dante- no
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome- no
78 Germinal – Emile Zola- no
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray- no
80 Possession – AS Byatt- no
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens- no
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell- no
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker- no
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro- no
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert- no
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry- no
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White- no
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom- no
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- no
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton- no
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad- no
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery- no
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks- no
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams- no
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole- no
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute- no
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas- no
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare- no
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl- YES
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo- no

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