“When you focus on the journey, you will be blessed with guardian angels to direct your path.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita No matter how often or infrequently we travel, no matter how cossetted or basic the mode of our travel, there will come a time in a journey when, to quote Blanche Dubois from Tennessee… Read More Travel Angels
“Not every ROAD we come across in our daily life is one we have to take. Sometimes just standing still and being, can BE the best move we ever make.” ― Angie Karan Within a few days I had travelled halfway across the world. But for the three months prior to that epic journey, I… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: Standing Still and Saturday Soccer
One of the best aspects of the house sitting lifestyle is the opportunity it affords for making new friends. Though its important to establish mutual respect, it doesn’t necessarily occur that you make a connection with owners, but when it does it can blossom into a lovely friendship. Its that myserious mixture of alchemy, curiosity,… Read More When Home Owners Become Friends
As bloggers and writers, we know the power of words but what of the power of Are Numbers More Important Than Words ? As bloggers and writers, we know the power of words but what of the power of numbers? My grand-daughter turned 7 this week which gave me pause for thought on the importance… Read More Are Numbers More Important Than Words ?
“Today you are you That is truer than true There is no one you-er Than you” Dr Seuss “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been” Madeleine L’Engle “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words” Platinus Yesterday on my birthday. I took the… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:A Grand Adventure
Reflections on a River Crossing: Our Collective Journey from Despair to Hope “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in… Read More Reflections on a River Crossing: Our Collective Journey from Despair to Hope
For various reasons, and unlike most Aussies, I didn’t travel much when I was young. Now, travelling is my full time lifestyle, but I do it on terms and conditions which suit my current values. House sitting suits for many reasons-animal companionship, living In and not just passing through an area, space and time for… Read More Does Travel Improve with Age?
I have to admit that I hated Latin-with a passion! Forced to endure the dry subject for six years of High School, I found little relevance in the dead language to my life as a teenager. We studied such fascinating (sarcasm intended) works as Catullus’ “How to Start a Farm” and other equally riveting works… Read More The Household Gods
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~Michael Althsuler . I could regret the fact that I didnt travel much in my youth but on reflection this is the best time of my life for travel. I have the inner resources needed to get the most from the… Read More Time Travel