The last day of 2017 in Oslo

Wakey! Wakey!” shouted George!Look Darcy! No snow outside! Let’s go outside!But we still had to put on our jumpers as it was cold. We left our hotelFunny name for a hotel, don’t you think? So we had to ask.

We were told that the area, Tjuvholmen, an islet, used to be overrun by robbers and smugglers in the 18th century. Today Tjuvholmen is obviously gentrified!

And we have discovered an area just behind the hotel where we were so happy to find some “greenery” for our walkies.They even supply poo bags!There are lots of public art scattered around the islet.We walked around the maze of very modern buildings with CatarinaLots of shops and restaurants – and its near the harbourAnd even advice along the way …
This quote says – “When all else fails, try common sense.

We never quite expected to be in Oslo on this last day of the year – and we have been nicely surprised. The hoomans always say it but this year, even we felt it had really flown by.  We continued to be blessed with good health, adventures and friends – new and old. The doggy world has been quite active! LOL!

We’ve had some “achievements” – our blog made Vuelio’s ranking of UK’s Top 10 Pet Blogs!!! Number 2 to be exact!!! Yay! Totally unexpected and grateful that they rated and ranked us not by popularity (we’re definitely not the most popular dogs in the world of social media).

We appeared on telly as part of the series “Secret World of Posh Pets” – Posh? LOL! But also because of that we got to stay at the lovely Lucknam Park. Felt so lucky rather than posh!

Along with all the adventures and events, there were times when we realised how things do not always go our way. Through the course of the year, we said goodbye to some of our hooman and pooch friends – Lucca’s daddy, Fenton, Jake in LA and my brother, Milo.

May’s comment: The last day of 2017 – in Oslo. Somewhat unexpected but so grateful to have been on this year-end journey to fulfill dreams and wishes that had long been on my list of things to do. May you continue to dream, to dare to dream, to make wishes in hope they will come true, to love and be loved and to live every day as if it is the first and to find joy in simple things.  These are things I am constantly reminded of by Darcy and George.

Because of them, I see the world slightly differently from how I used to … even at their eye-level. 🙂

Because of them, I have made many new friends in the last six years –  some for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime.Because of them, I dared to push boundaries – how will I continue my love for travel with the two beings who are important part of my life, how do I find places I can go with them as they prefer to be with me than not. And whoever thought I would be fighting their corner – doggy rights! LOL!

Because of them, I have built new memories of places that was once my old world – and now those old places have new meanings.

Because of them, I wake up each morning, not thinking about myself – but to get up for two little heartbeats lying next to me – looking to me for their wellbeing.

Because of them, my heart expanded and learnt to let love – unconditionally. 

It wasn’t just the big things that are important but all the little things, a moment in time or a small gesture that can make a big difference – to a lifetime.

We thank you for being a part of our lives – for going on our journey with us. We wish you a blessed 2018 – and hope our paths will cross. xxx

 

10 Comments

  1. Kathy Shoulders

    Thank you so much for sharing your journeys with Darcy and George with us! I look so forward everyday to reading them May. Congratulations on being recognized! In my book you are number one not number two. I can’t believe 2017 is almost over. I look forward to more of your blogs in 2018.

  2. Monique

    Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year have loved reading your blog wow what an adventure lots of love Monique xxxx

  3. Carole Henderson

    I have really enjoyed reading about your travels. I have looked forwards to reading the next episode every day and it has been one of the highlights of the festive season. I wish you, George and Darcy all the best for 2018.

  4. Jackie Lalwani

    May you continue to dream May – and hope your dreams with your lovely pooches come true. We have loved your blogs. Happy new year. Looking forward to seeing you in 2018 Ellie (cockapoo) Dee & Jackie xxxxxx

  5. Margaret Danks

    A very happy New Year, May, Darcy and George. ❤️🐾

  6. Cheryl

    Thank you for sharing your journeys, adventures and photos.
    May all the blessings the new year has to offer be yours!
    Happy New Year

  7. Rusty

    Happy new year and into another doggy filled year xxx

  8. Ruth

    Thank you for sharing the adventures of you, Darcy and George, the highs and lows. I look forward to another year full of fun and laughter as the three of you travel together, love Ruth and Hugo

  9. Nancy Koon

    I love your blog and look forward to it each day. I feel as if I know you and Darcy and George. I hope I can make a trip to London again. Would love to meet up with all at the
    monthly gathering. Until then, much happiness and good health to you three in 2018 and
    on. Hugs, Nancy from Los Angeles

  10. Sian Widner

    Happy New Year to you! I have enjoyed experiencing your travels with Darcy and George through your blog! I often tell others how inspirational you are!
    I hope to see you all in 2018!

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