My goal was to write ten posts for this retrospective series – I think I am going to be able to make that easily! The second and… Read more “Trip retrospective #8 – Lake District autumn”
Add now for what was one of the highlights of my trip even though it was the most challenging. I had booked a four day live-in photographic… Read more “Trip retrospective #7 – no comfort zone here”
As I am trying to do my entire trip without hiring a car, I found myself on the train again, this time to Edinburgh. Now truly out… Read more “Trip retrospective #5 – beautiful and historic Edinburgh”
Have I said how much I love York (yes I think I have!) Had a delightful moment early on in the day when I was asked by… Read more “Trip retrospective #4 – York lights up”
Managed to get my large suitcase (at maximum weight thanks to the tripod stuffed into it), and heavy camera back pack across London to Kings Cross Station, … Read more “Trip Retrospective #3 – a Christmassy York”
Whirlwind two days in London to get orientated to being on the other side of the world (thankfully and somewhat bizarrely jet-lag isn’t something that I get… Read more “Retrospective trip journal #2”
Its now been nearly two months since I got on a plane and travelled around the UK and Prague as a first time solo traveller. Despite being… Read more “Retrospective trip journal #1”
Well hello little blog. I have missed you. Here I am sitting on a train from York to Edinburgh watching the beautiful late autumn colors roll by.… Read more “Well hello again little blog”
We celebrated our wedding anniversary (33 years!) a few days early this weekend in the beautiful South Island town of Queenstown. I have been lucky enough to stay in this stunning place a few times but never before in the summer. For me its a ski town, but turns out that in the summer it’s a lush and verdant paradise. I think I drove my poor husband crazy as I spent the whole time taking photos of the stunning flowers in bloom everywhere. The whole place was fragrant with roses and jasmine.
Easy to forget how much beauty you have in your own country. It was also wonderful at such a hectic time of year to reflect on how far we have come in those 33 years, enjoy a quiet weekend with each other and literally stop and smell the roses.
Sometimes you need to see or do something completely different to get yourself back to normal. After posting just over a week ago about my yearning to… Read more “An antidote to my London yearning”