March Transpacific Cruise on the MS Maasdam When we sailed away from Raratonga in the Cook Islands in the early afternoon of 13th March with the ship now at just over half capacity we knew we now had a few sea days ahead with all the cancelled French Polynesian Ports but were still looking forward… Continue reading ‘That’ Transpacific Cruise. PART 3
When I look back on 2019 I can't quite believe all the places we have been and everything we have done, it's truly been incredible and I don't take a single moment for granted. Looking back these are just a few of our 2019 highlights, our first circumnavigation of the globe (and then some more!)… Continue reading Getting ready for 2020 adventures…..
Some of my British friends think it's a little strange that we as a family celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK but this has become a ritual in our lives for the last 11 years now and with our ever increasing busy lives it is a lovely opportunity to re-connect with our nearest and dearest,… Continue reading Celebrating Thanksgiving 2019
It is true isn't it? I don't think I have ever seen an overweight asian in my entire life and yet having circumnavigated the globe I can officially say that they have the most flavoursome food in the whole world. Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian - the fusion of herbs and spices used to flavour… Continue reading Why aren’t asian people fat??
June has been a crazy (and I mean CRAZY) month back in the UK. I have prepared and run two training courses away from home, I have visited my parents in rural mid-Wales, stripped my living room and dining room ready for decorating while we are away, turned around all my washing, ironing and packing… Continue reading Another suitcase in another hall.
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.