Some people are lucky enough to have a mission in life – an over arching goal or purpose that they will move heaven and earth to achieve. A friend of mine’s husband for example, will stop at nothing to find the world’s best Pad Thai.
Another friend is on an epic quest to unearth the perfect pork spare ribs.
I am awaiting the outcome of their respective journeys eagerly but in the meantime I’ve embarked upon my own personal crusades. Firstly I am determined to try every cappuccino available in my suburb. Being in Sydney’s Eastern Beaches, this is no easy undertaking. Cafes open and close as quickly as Miley’s thighs in this locale. (Sorry that was a crass but accurate description).
My second personal challenge is on a higher level altogether. My noble cause is to try out as many hot tubs in as many spectacular locations as humanly possible. I plan to take a glass of this to every single one of them because I believe its important to find out whether geography has an affect on taste. Indeed this is a burning scientific question which must be addressed.
Here are a few of my “marks”.
For something completely different here’s the outdoor hot tub cinema in London. I can think of no better way to appreciate the work of my favorite movie crumpets.
Nowadays its a very rare occasion that I can indulge in a relaxing bath alone (note the key word here is “ALONE”. “Indulge” and”relaxing”following from that ). In fact I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve been kid free in the tub since P1’s blessed arrival. Actually the most memorable was during P1s blessed arrival. After around 8 hours of intensifying contractions, I took to the waters to find some relief. As my swollen belly rose majestically above the surface (soon to be) Dadabulous commented that I looked like the Hawaiian Islands. You can imagine just how helpful and encouraging that was at the time. I informed him that the Hawaiian Islands are volcanic and that I was about to erupt. I might have also said something unprintable.
Dadabulous can make amends for his ungentlemanly conduct up to me by taking me to this Hawaiian spa. The 10th wedding anniversary of our first date is looming large on the horizon after all. Not that he will remember it.
Are you on a mission?