Let’s be honest can you even refer to yourself as a foodie if you haven’t eaten pizza in Naples, tried escargot in Paris, sampled sushi in its authentic form in Japan or eaten fresh seafood on the stretch of a southeast Asian beach? You know how much I love my quintessential afternoon teas, fish & chip Fridays, Sunday roasts and milk in my cuppa but I think it’s high time this English rose starts venturing a little further from her own back garden.
So here’s my plan of action…
Decide on my destinations
You don’t need to do much in the way of researching or virtual exploration to know that some of the must-see places to visit are the USA, China, India, Jamaica, Japan, France and Italy for unforgettable experiences. Naturally therefore, these destinations are high on my travel tick list. I’m actually lucky enough to have already eaten my way from New Jersey to New York City but there is still plenty in America that I want to see and eat.
My millennial budget probably won’t let me just chuck a handful of pins at a map and checkout on a load of plane tickets anytime soon so I’m going to have to devise some sort of strategy. I’m going to set myself some life milestones as targets and aim to make one serious dent in my bucket list by the time I’m 30. With only 3 and a half years to go, I had better get planning because that’s one great big world out there. I’m off to Reykjavik, Iceland in a couple of months so that’ll be another story for the grandkids in the bank at least.
Scrapbook myself silly
If peeling PVA glue off your fingers, colouring outside the lines and scruffy scissor-work was your worst nightmare as a wee nipper then keep a vlog instead. I truly admire you cool kids who fully embrace the digital age but I am and always will be a pen & paper kind of girl so spending my Sunday afternoon scrapbooking my adventures sounds like a complete and utter dream. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging about all of my foodie forays and flicking through my thousands of photos on my phone but you really can’t beat leafing through a dusty old scrapbook or memory album.
Before I can do any of the above I need to stack some serious paper. I’ve seen plenty of blog posts and advice articles preaching the benefits of personal loans for fair credit but I think I’m going to stick it to the old school and make my moolah the old fashioned way. In the meantime, I’m going to get more acquainted with my recipe books, expand my culinary horizons and hopefully get a taste for the world’s flavours in my own humble abode.