With travel comes opportunity....with opportunity comes choice....with choice comes decision making! There is no denying it, since we started travelling last July we have been pretty much living the dream life. However behind the scenes I have still been working very hard (honestly!) I have been dedicating many many hours to running my celebrancy and… Continue reading We just can’t get enough!
I still have to pinch myself that I now have a 21 yr old daughter, it feels like just yesterday that I crossed over that threshold myself, however I always questioned those milestone markers which represent our maturity as we grow up. One day we are not considered mature enough to have sex, the next… Continue reading Coming of Age
Excursion review with Polynesian Adventure Tours I questioned for some time as to whether I should write a blog about our visit to Pearl Harbor because something didn't sit completely comfortably about 'enjoying' a trip to a place which had seen such tragedy and loss of life, but also nothing which I put down in… Continue reading PEARL HARBOR
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.
WE DID IT! 🌎🥂 🚂✈️🛳⛵️🚖🌍 "Single Mummy from Worthing successfully circumnavigates the globe with 7 yr old son" (Can you tell I'm feeling pretty chuffed?) I once dreamed of being a millionaire - and now I am, for I have a million priceless memories which no one can ever take from me.... It still feels… Continue reading We circumnavigated the globe!!!!
I don't mind admitting that I have moments during our travels when I worry about Cameron's academic schooling and whilst I try my best to keep his education rolling with the 'three R's' I am not a teacher and it is harder than I expected to keep the discipline of it going when there is… Continue reading The enrichment of world schooling.
EXC In-Depth Voyages aboard Holland America Line - M.S. Maasdam As I have already written about in a previous blog I admit to being a little peeved at receiving an email from Holland America Line just 9 days before we set sail informing me that the kids club would not be running this cruise. Onboard… Continue reading Classroom at Sea
You don't have to be in Tonga many minutes to understand exactly why Captain Cook named these 'The Friendly Islands'. The welcome of the Tongan people is warm, genuine and loving from the moment you step foot on the land. Today our cruise ship docked in Nuku'Alofa, one of two Tongan islands we will visit… Continue reading Tonga – The Friendly Islands
Excursion on the Kuranda Sky Rail.Once again the weather put a little bit of a dampener on our latest excursion, but not on our spirits. Yesterday were due to travel by train to the village of Kuranda and return on the sky rail. Having somewhat of a phobia of heights I was secretly hoping that… Continue reading Rain, Rails and Rainforest