Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 11

Australia - Meetings, Lies and New Life In February 2011 I needed to visit Melbourne anyway for both personal and professional reasons. The International College of Celebrancy with whom I was working alongside in my Celebrancy Training business were based there…and the personal reasons will become clear in the next chapter. So in visiting Melbourne… Continue reading Gloria – Part 11

World Schooling

“Mummy – my soul is dying”

Back in the summer of 2018 when I first decided to pull my son Cameron out of school at the age of 6 to go travelling it was a huge gamble, I asked myself a million questions “would he actually enjoy it?” “would he engage with me as his teacher?” “would he survive without structured… Continue reading “Mummy – my soul is dying”

Our Travel Stories

Cruising is back (hurrah!)…but how different is it??

I cannot even put into words how excited we were stepping aboard Royal Caribbean’s ‘Anthem of the Seas’ last week (20th July 2021). Having been on the last ever cruise of Holland America Lines MS Maasdam last year and stranded in the South Pacific for almost a month, then 16 months later to be on… Continue reading Cruising is back (hurrah!)…but how different is it??

World Schooling

Back to school

It’s harder than we expected.... Back to school 2020 v. 2017 And so it happened, the day we had both basically been dreading - Cameron went back to ‘proper’ education after being world schooled for 2 years, and yes it really has been a LOT harder than we expected both logistically and emotionally. The first… Continue reading Back to school

Our Travel Stories, Travel Reviews

4 nights afloat on the Norfolk Broads

All photo credits: Terri Shanks I have written many many blogs as a single Mum travelling with a young child and I’m not going to lie, it was really nice to get away and have 5 days (4 nights) as a child free break. Having lost Dad just 2 months ago and lots of stress… Continue reading 4 nights afloat on the Norfolk Broads

Cruise Ports & Excursions

Bay of Islands – New Zealand

Bay of Islands is (as the name suggests) a Bay containing 144 small islands which lays off the far northern point of New Zealand. As well as being a spectacularly beautiful place to visit it is also steeped in both Maori and Colonial history. Captain Cook charted these islands when he sailed around them in… Continue reading Bay of Islands – New Zealand

Tours and Excursion

Railcruising in Rotorua

Well today we have had the most fabulous afternoon ‘railcruising‘ just above Rotorua, New Zealand. So I admit that until we drove past the signs for it yesterday I had never heard of railcruising either and I understand this is the only one of its kind in the world. The tour leaves from Mamaku station… Continue reading Railcruising in Rotorua

Our Travel Stories

11 Perfect days in Australia

Australia never fails to surprise or delight. It is understandable that 200 years ago the Aboriginals felt the land so sacred and in fact still do today. There truly is something spiritual & magical about Australia and I know I’m not alone in saying that. Whilst I have some special personal ties to Australia, I… Continue reading 11 Perfect days in Australia

Travel Reviews

Lifestyle at Ferntree

Accommodation Review in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia. Our sole purpose of coming to the Melbourne area this trip was because Cameron wanted to see the Puffing Billy Railway. Puffing Billy lies just under 50km to the east of Melbourne and is easily accessible by train so I debated for a while whether to stay in… Continue reading Lifestyle at Ferntree

Our Travel Stories

A new adventure is about to begin

Around the globe AGAIN in 2020 It's almost a year to the day that Cameron and I set off for our first circumnavigation around the globe. Little did we know then that in 12 months time we would be getting ready to do it all over again (plan A had been for him to return… Continue reading A new adventure is about to begin