When you are in grief it is easy to give up on living. Actively living. Your heart feels like a weight is pressing on it. You forget there is any sunshine out there and only sense the clouds. A couple of weeks back I was sinking extremely low in grief and felt stuck there. I… Continue reading If you have a whim to go away for the weekend just do it.
As we pass through the decades of life we can be surprised at how many hard times there are. In hard times the best thing to do is surround ourselves with friends and press through. Hard times do force us to become stronger people and they refine our character. They have an important purpose as they make… Continue reading An Adult Gap Year could be just what you need. Part 2.
The concept of taking a Gap Year from study is popular with high school graduates. I have spent a lot of time around teenagers so I have heard a lot about Gap Years. When our daughters crawled over the finish line of high school they were totally set on taking a break – a ‘Gap… Continue reading An adult gap year could be just what you need. Part 1.
Travel can be hectic or it can be bliss. In the same day. If you add kids, the highs and lows get more extreme. You almost cry with joy showing your kids a village in north Asia. You almost cry when your kid spills coke over the businessman next to you, like our daughter did.… Continue reading Travelling made simpler.
When I travel I like to take photos of doors and doorways. They are the welcoming point of a building and they are a personality statement of the building and its owners (past or current). Last year my teen daughter and I went out traveling for 6 weeks in China and Sweden. Totally awesome trip.… Continue reading Fantastic doors and doorways. Sweden and China.
Since the speed of life these days is going at full throttle, holidays are necessities rather than luxurious. We need to STOP and rest. However, when you are a family a holiday can cost a lot. You may consider camping or glamping but one doesn’t always have the energy for camping, and it could be… Continue reading House swap holidays. Having a holiday and eating your cake too!