To be successful in anything I believe you need to be passionate about it. I have two passions in my life (apart from my family), writing and travelling. Give me the opportunity to do both at the same time and I’m in the proverbial heaven. That’s why I am attempting to bring this blog to life.
I say attempting because I do have a huge issue with technology. Always have had – my mind simply will not work that way. So, with a little help from friends and family, several frustrating efforts and some serious discussion with myself regarding the necessity to actually be doing this, my blog has been born. Hopefully, with a little nurturing and TLC it may develop into a successful enterprise.
I’ve done lots of travelling. There have been years when the travel was local, within my home state of Western Australia, at other times distant Europe beckoned. I have travelled with a husband and young children, I have travelled with my parents and I have travelled with friends.
Amongst other things, I have stayed in an eco lodge inTasmania (feeding wallabies from the balcony), taken a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles and fished for Barramundi (unsuccessfully) in the Ord River. I have travelled Europe by campervan, rail and car, spent time camping in Brittany, house swapped in Britain, self catered in Rome and luxuriated in a private villa complete with its own swimming pool on Crete. I have thrown snowballs with my daughters in the shadow of the Jungfrau and grown reflective watching the setting sun over the river Arno inFlorence. I have been privileged to share an unexpected late night cognac with a native Parisian artist and a Serbian architect, within sight of the Arc de Triomphe, only hours after succumbing to a taxi strike on a rainy Paris evening, and have been transported back over two thousand years as I stood at the spot where Julius Caesar was cremated.
I guess you could say I am an insatiable traveller – at least that’s what my bank balance keeps telling me.
I still have lots of places to see and lots of things to do and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and experiences with you.