Time passes so quickly and soon, 2013 will be just a memory.
What a memory though; one of the best years ever, (so far)!
Filled with music and travel, two of my favourite things.
Jan. 18: Took the plunge and became a “webmaster”, (not that I know what I’m doing, really), by switching this blog from a free platform to a self-hosted, paid one. This allows much more freedom of expression. For now, it’s an expensive hobby, but eventually, I would like to at least recoup the costs involved and maybe even earn a few bucks. Thanks to my friends and followers for your support!
Jan. 27: Turned 58. Starting to feel my age, but it sure beats the alternative!
February – Archives
Feb. 8: Drove 4 hours through a blizzard to see Eric Burdon & The (new) Animals. Aren’t we hardy Canadians, eh? Yes, it was totally worth it and this was a “Concert Bucket List” item.
Feb. 19: Saw The Who in concert for the first time. Loved it; Roger and Pete were amazing! Crossed another one off the “Concert Bucket List”!
June – Archives
Jun. 6: Attended The Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting Tour” concert. This was my first, (and probably only, because of the cost), Stones concert and it did not disappoint. Mick and the boys were in fine form. **NUMBER ONE ON THE CONCERT BUCKET LIST!**
Jun. 28: Hubby turned 63. Still looks great! (Of course, I’m just a little biased, but people are always shocked to learn how old he is.)
July – Archives
Jul. 23: Saw Heart in concert for the third time. Those ladies sure can rock!
August – Archives
Aug. 4: Celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. It’s been that long, already??!
Aug. 14: Attended a Black Sabbath concert for the first time, suitably decked out in black and purple. We had so much fun, we’ll be doing it again, next April!
Aug. 30: Embarked on our month long trip to Italy, Germany & Greece.
**GREECE WAS NUMBER ONE ON THE TRAVEL BUCKET LIST!**
**GERMANY (FIRST TIME BACK SINCE 1972) WAS NUMBER TWO!**
Sept. 29: Returned from Europe. Trip of a lifetime!
Dec. 15: Attended Rod Stewart’s “Live the Life Tour” show. It’s been over five years since we saw him last and I missed him. For about 20 years, his concerts were an annual event. One of the greatest showmen ever! He never disappoints.
Dec. 24 & 25: Enjoyed our annual holiday feast, celebrated German-style, but with seafood, as per Italian tradition. No relatives, so it’s just hubby, several 4 legged house guests and me. We look forward to that every year and always have a movie marathon.
Obviously, 2013 will be a hard act to follow! Still plenty of items on the travel bucket list, including Venice, Malta and Egypt, but that last trip pretty much wiped us out, so it could be a few years before we cross the ocean again. As for the concert bucket list…..
Wherefore art thou?
©D.D.B. 2013 (Except as noted)
What were some of your favourite moments this year?
Or, perhaps, you’re happy/relieved it’s over?
Looking forward to your comments!