Our Vacation In One Comprehensible Bullet Point List

I have not kicked the bucket, but am now back from a three week vacation. It was maybe not the vacation we planned for, due to many unexpected events, but there were also so many good moments that the bad ones will, in time, become comical anecdotes, while the good memories will be remembered and scrapbooked and cherished. So there.

This would be a very long blog post if I were to describe the entire trip, so I’ll do it shortly in list form. Because I love bullet lists. Maybe I’ll post some photos later. Here goes:

  • Jed got pneumonia two weeks before we were going on holiday (-)
  • Jed got penicillin (+)
  • Jed got better (+)
  • I got pneumonia one week before we were going on holiday (-)
  • I got penicillin (+)
  • I realized I couldn’t have my ceremonial glass of wine on the plane (-)
  • I realized I couldn’t have any wine during the first week or our vacation (-)
  • I thought I was better (+)
  • We flew to England (+)
  • I got a bit worse (-)
  • We went and stayed with Jed’s sister (+)
  • Jed got to play BF3 with his brother-in-law (+)
  • We got to cuddle their cat Beau (+)
  • Beau had gotten arthritis and had a wonky paw (-)
  • I got to have a crumpet for breakfast (+)
  • Everyone drove up to Jed’s parents to celebrate his dad (+)
  • We had a really, really nice pub lunch with the entire family (+)
  • I got even worse (-)
  • I could hardly move without getting completely out of breath (-)
  • I realized I could hardly breathe at all (-)
  • I had to go to the hospital (-)
  • I got really good help at the hospital (+)
  • I got to try some extra oxygen for the first time (+)
  • I got a cup of tea (+)
  • In English hospitals they serve tea every other hour (+)
  • I got two more kinds of penicillin (+)
  • I realized I could not have any wine during the second week on our vacation either (-)
  • I started feeling better (+)
  • The first seven days of our vacation I was pretty much wrecked (-)
  • I still managed to buy a dress for the wedding we were invited to (+)
  • Jed found a really nice suit (+)
  • Jed looks really hot in a suit (+)
  • The weather forecast for the weekend of the wedding was pretty grim (-)
  • We got to help decorate the ancient English stone barn where the wedding party were to be held (+)
  • English people keep making cups of tea, no matter what’s going on (+)
  • The old stone barn looked completely fairytale-gorgeous when we were done (+)
  • I was well enough to celebrate our friends getting married (+)
  • They got married! (+)
  • They looked fantastic (+)
  • The outdoors ceremony was beautiful and very moving (+)
  • It didn’t rain during the outdoors ceremony (+)
  • It didn’t rain until we were all indoors (+)
  • I got to take loads of photos (+)
  • The party was a hoot (+)
  • They served pig roast (+)
  • There was an open bar (+)
  • I couldn’t drink (-)
  • They had a really nice Celtic-welsh band playing folksongs and Foo Fighters covers (+)
  • The wedding cake had a white chocolate icing that gave me quite a sugar rush (+)
  • The ancient stone barn was very, very cold (-)
  • I, the impaired, Swedish pneumonia-girl got wrapped in blankets (+)
  • People kept bringing me hot beverages (+)
  • I met a lot of really nice people (+)
  • After a week I was clearly on the mend (+)
  • But I still had the most disgusting, phlegmy cough (-)
  • And I still lost my breath when I moved (-)
  • But I went bunker hunting with pneumonia, because I am that bad-ass (+)
  • We found bunkers! (+)
  • We got bitten by a million mosquitos and Jed is very allergic (-)
  • Jed almost got septicemia (-)
  • Jed DIDN’T get septicemia. This time. (+)
  • We went on an outing with Jed’s mom to look for a crazy sheep shed built by a crazy architect (+)
  • We FOUND the crazy sheep shed built by a crazy architect (+)
  • We went to our favourite antique bookstore and found books and maps (+)
  • I finally took my last penicillin before our last weekend in England (+)
  • We went to London and stayed in a cosy hotel (+)
  • Turns out I was allergic to the penicillin and I got a severe allergic reaction causing burning rashes all over my arms and legs (-)
  • I had to walk around in London with warm, all-covering clothes during a heat-wave (-)
  • I had to buy a pretty dress with long sleeves (+)
  • I walked around London for three days with a burning rash all over my arms and legs, because I am that bad-ass (+)
  • Jed and I had lunch and dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant just across the street from the hotel and I finally got to have a glass of wine (+)
  • The served the tastiest olives I have ever eaten outside of Italy (+)
  • Some of my favourite museums were only a 10 minute walk from the hotel (+)
  • We finally got to go back to the Natural History Museum and see the blue whale (+)
  • Entrance to some of my favourite museums in London is free (+)
  • We had a long and lovely walk through Hyde Park (+)
  • My legs were burning quite a bit from all the walking (-)
  • I had half a day on my own and went to crafting- and paper shops and had lots of coffee (+)
  • We walked down Charing Cross Road and looked in loads of book shops (+)
  • We spent our last day in London at the London Zoo! (+)
  • They had monkeys! (+)
  • They had tigers! (+)
  • They had penguins and otters! (+)
  • We took loads of photos of monkeys and tigers and penguins and otters! (+)
  • I got to spend a really nice weekend in London with my boo (+)
  • Then we got to spend a whole day with Jed’s sister (+)
  • But she’d gotten acute chest infection (-)
  • Possibly from me (-)
  • We went to a lovely town by the sea and went shopping and looked at old ships and had dinner (+)
  • I still looked like a polka dot burn victim (-)
  • But I had pneumonia no more (+)
  • And Beau’s paw was also better (+)
  • We were in time at the airport (+)
  • The baggage drop was chaotic and took an alarmingly long time (-)
  • We had 20 minutes to get through security and get to the gate (-)
  • We got through security and got to the gate in 20 minutes (+)
  • I had some wine on the plane home (+)
  • Me and Jed came home safely with all our luggage (+)

So, that was our holiday trip. In short.

6 thoughts on “Our Vacation In One Comprehensible Bullet Point List”

  1. oh, you didnt tell me about the rashes:(
    please do post some photos, can’t wait to see them:)

    1. @Micu: Stoopid rashes indeed! More in letter :) I have so many photos I want to show from the trip!

  2. This post was so much fun to read, despite a lot of crappy things that happened. >:(
    All in all, it seems like you had an awesome vacation, and for that I am glad. :) Also, love the way this was written. It was an awesome read! :D *hugs*

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