Returning to England. Michael was now formally adopted, Gloria’s baby boy gone forever from her arms but never ever from her heart. She had to get on with life though so she found a nursing job in Sydney and spent the rest of her two years in Australia working there. She loved life in Sydney… Continue reading Gloria – part 5
“You’ve got a brother…” I still remember it as if it were just yesterday, I was sat in an old armchair in the corner of our dining room. It was October 1986 and I was 15. My beloved Nana (Mums mum) had died in February of the same year and my grandfather had been very… Continue reading Gloria – Part 2
When I was in Dubai back in 2016 the word on the street was very much ‘Expo 2020’. Plans were very much afoot and when we returned in the summer of 2018 it was clear to see a city rapidly gearing up for something INCREDIBLE. I cannot imagine the devastation to all those involved when… Continue reading Expo 2020 Dubai
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”
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
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.