Spent 2 hours doing this up after seeing Silvia's fb post! Everything you see in this is all handwritten, I wanted to go for a brush effect look for the year and as usual black and white theme for me. Now I need to go think about how I want to put it up =D
Fingers aching as I'm typing this... Just want to remember today is the day I picked up the guitar and started learning some chords. Fingers are aching, can't even get the G chords right. Well new year, new beginnings and new skill that I want to achieve. 364 days more to learn. Actually quite impressed by those who know how to play this instrument.
This afternoon went guitar shopping with Debs, but didn't end up buying one. Went home took out the husband's guitar and decided to start learning. Actually quite impressed by those who know how to play this instrument.
I've been seeing so many of these "52 week Money Challenge" flying around and most of them look really hideous. I think it's really a good idea except I have some concerns on starting it with $1 and ending it with $52. For me it wouldn't be very effective to end with $52, seriously by the end of the year with Christmas and all the celebrations I will be damn broke. So I did up my version and swap the numbers around starting with $52.
I did it in high res, you can print it as big as you want. Download here
This is like a dream come true, getting ready to go on to the hot air balloon. Can't believed I actually check this off my list! Since we flew all the way from Singapore to come here to take this, we got the Exclusive Deluxe Flight Program (250 Euro) from Kapadokyaballoons.com. They have really experienced pilots to fly the balloons. I had to wake up at 5am for them to pick me up and drove me to the location. We had breakfast at the waiting area, they have quite a bunch of stuff to eat.
They also gave us an instruction card to read.
The flight take place at dawn; have an average flight time of 1.5 – 2 hours and a capacity of approximately 14 people per balloon. It's quite cold in the area where they dropped us at with our balloon. The only warmth part would be when they launched the fire.
We finally got to get into the basket. Tip: be the last to get in so your view can cover the whole area from left to right.
Going up with the other balloons, its so beautiful, magical so surreal that I can't believe its actually happening!
Everyone getting ready to fly.
We flew over this balloon who is trying to get up.
The pilot will guide you through the valleys of Cappadocia in their balloons. During which time he can drift down through the canyons and float high above the topography to view the extraordinary landscape.
Most amazing part is that you also get to the see the sunrise.
We went up really high up. And happen to capture this shot of the top view of another balloon. :)
The pilot is super pro, he has such precise control of the balloon that we can brush through the treetops and explore some of the areas hidden treasures.
This is the colour of my balloon.
I had to sort out the 259 photos of hot air balloons to pick out for this post. And this is one of my favourite shot, try spotting the moon. Most of the time we are just floating around depending on the wind direction.
And time is up, we landed on the back of the vehicle, SUPER PRO LANDING!
After the landing, the crew decorated the basket with flowers. We celebrate with a sparkling Champagne Cocktail.
Before the drinks, I received a personalized flight certificate and postcards as a memento of my balloon adventure.