7 Days in and around Rotarua and it still wasn’t long enough. Last year we were fortunate enough to enjoy a two week cruise around New Zealand aboard Royal Caribbean’s ‘Ovation it the seas’ and although as with any cruise you only basically get a few hours in each port, it was enough for us… Continue reading 7 Days in Rotarua
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
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
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…..
The good, the bad and the elephants..... When you are from the western world (U.K.) a huge animal lover and you come to an elephant park in Bali and see these animals tethered and offering elephant rides you are bound to feel a little concerned, BUT I would implore you to understand where these animals… Continue reading Review: Mason Elephant Park and Lodge (Taro, Bali)
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.
I knew that would get a few people's attention! Tour Guide and Boat Captain 'Albert' from Rarotonga, Cook Islands ....Ok, Ok, maybe not with him, (although he is rather BEAUTIFUL!!!) but I have fallen head over heels in love.......with Polynesia!!! The islands, the people, the culture, the art, the lifestyle, the rituals, just everything. I… Continue reading I’ve fallen in love ❤️
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.
This week hasn't been the best, Cameron got struck down with the flu and was VERY poorly for 48hrs, but thankfully as many kids do he has now bounced up as quickly as he went down. When we arrived in the port of Moorea, Tahiti a few days ago he was quite hot and off… Continue reading Quarantined on board ship!
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