I see that the US dollar has hit a 26 year low against the British Pound, finishing at around $2.06 to the Pound. Happy days!
This December marks my 20th Wedding Anniversary and the Vance family will be travelling to the good ol’ USA! We’re planning to visit California (San Francisco, and yes, I will of course have flowers in my hair whilst watching out for pesky liberals) and then to a couple of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai and Oahu. We’ll see in Christmas and the New Year on Waikiki beach, as I sip the local beverages and reflect on the year that was! Best of all, with the dollar so low against the Pound, my wife and kids will be tempted into doing their level best to restore US prosperity by spending all their dollars in a blaze of shopping glory!
When I got married, back in 1987, I had a choice of two honeymoon destinations. Bali was one, Hawaii the other. I chose Bali, and now after these years, I’m back for Hawaii! To get in the mood, I bought a CD of Hawaiian music today, which was surprisingly pleasant if a tad eccentric in the avenues and alleyways of Northern Ireland. I’m hoping to find a way to blog during this extended break otherwise there will be more than a three week silence from yours truly. I always enjoy the Christmas period here on ATW, it’s a nice feel as the extended ATW family is pleasant to each other for all of a few days. So, I’m watching currency exchange rates with more than a little interest these days, and I trust the mighty Dollar sinks a little lower so that the Vance budget goes that little bit longer!