When I was last in San Francisco in 2010, I most definitely left my heart there. Coming back 9 years later I feel like I have re-claimed it again. San Francisco is ALWAYS going to be a place filled with emotion for me, it is the city where my brother lived, loved and lost his… Continue reading I found my heart in San Francisco!
Today marks the start of Dying Matters awareness week, an annual event which takes place in May each year and opens up nationwide discussion of the very important but often taboo subject of death, dying and bereavement. If you haven't heard of this growing initiative before then take a look at the hashtag #dyingmatters this… Continue reading Dying Matters – So does living.
No save haven for children onboard MS Maasdam - One weirdo following and befriending our children, before inappropriately touching them. Of all the places in the world where I thought I might feel a little vulnerable or concerned about our safety, I wasn't expecting to experience it on a cruise ship. I'm not going to… Continue reading It only takes one weirdo!!!
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" Today I woke up feeling incredibly blessed. I opened my eyes, opened the curtains of my balcony cabin aboard the 'Ovation of the Seas' and caught my first glimpse of Milford Sound - one of… Continue reading Reflecting on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Flight Number ET302.
I sat beside the pool of our Kuala Lumpur hotel couple of days ago basking in the sunshine and thought to myself "ahhh finally I am living the dream" . Yet on reflection I found myself asking the question "well what actually is THE dream?" Possibly like many people, I always imagined that living the… Continue reading Living the dream!
I hope that wherever your journeys may take you, that you still remember where your roots are and that those wings will always guide you safely home.
I have gained a lot of new followers to the blog this week (the lost lifeboat blog got picked up by several channels and had over 1000 views in one day!) so I just wanted to say a big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who has taken the time to follow me here and to read… Continue reading 600 Followers – THANK YOU
Someone asked me the other day "do you think you will finally settle down once you've finished travelling next year?" It sounds like a simple question that should have a very simple Yes/No, even 'hmm maybe' kind of an answer. However one thing is for certain I will never 'finish travelling'. As long as I… Continue reading Time to settle down?
I, like millions of other people around the world have been shocked and horrified this week by the senseless death of Grace Millane, the 22 yr old british backpacker murdered in Auckland, New Zealand. A beautiful young woman, recently graduated from university and now setting out on the adventure of a lifetime to see the… Continue reading Travelling Solo and Dating Safely.
Currently staying in Canada the media is filled with Michael Bublé’s recent announcement to retire from music and the 'narcissistic celebrity world' to spend more time with his family following his young sons's battle with cancer. As a huge fan I admit to being disappointed but I totally get it. Now being a realists I… Continue reading I’m so much richer being poorer!