My Diary: Birmingham Showcase


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My first visit to Birmingham in the UK was fantastic. Birmingham is a beautiful city full of shops, restaurants and canals. I had never been to Birmingham before and I did not realise there were so many canals going through the city. There are little bridges so people on foot can cross the canals. There are boats on the canal and these boats can be used for holidays, parties and some of them are restaurants. When holidaying in a boat on the canal, you can park your boat outside a restaurant to go in and have a meal.

I decided to splash out and travel first class to get to Birmingham as I had got a ticket that was quite cheap. I got lots of food such as a vegetable wrap, a banana, a panettoncino, all the tea I could drink and biscuits. It was also so quiet so I got peace to read my books.

My visit to Birmingham was for the New Year Showcase. The Showcase was amazing with people in the network marketing business telling their story of how they became successful. This was very inspiring. Some people had overcome great struggles to achieve success and improve their lives. Training was also available on how to work a network marketing business. This was of great help to me.

I went out for a meal after the Showcase with my friends in the business. It was great to catch up with everyone.

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My Diary: Motivation

via Daily Prompt: Overwhelming

Today, I have an overwhelming motivation to work harder to achieve one of my goals.

I am delivering business cards to houses in my city. Delivering business cards will give me new customers in new areas as well as give me new pupils for my music teaching. When I see all the lovely houses in Aberdeen, it gives me a good idea what house I am looking to buy in the future. I see things clearer than before. Seeing what I could buy inspires me to work harder.

I did not realise how many streets there are in Aberdeen. I walk down one street and it takes me to another street. There are so many houses I did not realise existed. Even though I have lived in Aberdeen all my life, there are streets I have not even walked or driven down. There are houses with beautiful gardens, lovely views, new houses and old houses.

I cannot photograph houses where people live, but the pictures below give me an idea of what I am looking for.

The houses below are a good size. They have their own grounds and all but one have a garage.


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I love old houses and new, but I think I prefer a new build house.

This last picture is the house I like the most. It is very unusual. It lets a lot of light in through the large windows. These windows can have blinds for more privacy if needed. There is plenty of garage space as there are three garages. I love the large balconies. Fantastic for when the weather is good. I can sit out on a lovely day and have my breakfast as I look over the garden. As it is a new house, it would not need very much maintenance as would be the case with an older property. It would be very well insulated so it would be easy to keep warm in the winter.

This picture will be put on my vision board.

My Diary: Holiday Plans to Morocco

via Daily Prompt: Scent


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My holiday is planned for two weeks time. I am going to Morocco. I fly to London from Aberdeen, then London to Marrakesh. I get very nervous before getting on a plane. I do not enjoy it, but it will be worth it for the few hours so I can go to Morocco. Morocco is not that far from the UK.

It is my first holiday in I don’t know how long. I am going with my husband and the plan is to rent a car, see as much as we can as we are only going for eight days. I don’t think it will be long enough, but I will be visiting again. My husband is Moroccan so he knows all the good places to see. I am looking forward to spending time with in-laws.

Morocco is a mixture of Arabs, Berbers and Europeans. The country has desert, riads (Moroccan traditional houses), restaurants, hospitable people and great food, I have been told. I can smell the scent of spices in the air already. I am looking forward to hearing the call to prayer.