Monday and no work!

I was woken up early by Georgina, still overawed by the previous evening events. We watched the sun rise together and talked about the proposal and the excitement generated. This has been something she has dreamt of for so long and their unbridled joy is just so touching. We enjoyed a chilled day with usContinue reading “Monday and no work!”

Hamilton Island 🌴

An early start, an hour’s flight and we arrive at HI. We see Andrew and Lis’s flight arrive and we eventually meet up. Our apartment isn’t ready yet, so a walk round to acclimatise is required. When we get in the view is breathtaking, our home for the next nine days. A visit to IGAContinue reading “Hamilton Island 🌴”

Daintree Rainforest

One of the reasons to come to the north east coast was to take in a trip to the world heritage site of Daintree rainforest🤗 and this trip didn’t disappoint We first visited the wildlife park with obligatory koala pictures. A wander through the rest of the park showed the diversity of this country’s fawnaContinue reading “Daintree Rainforest”

The land down under 🤗

Jet lagged I’ve decided to write about our travels so far. We left England after meeting Colin, Kevin’s best friend for over 40 years, where we all flew to HK. Have to say, Cathay Pacific were great and the journey, including 4 hour changeover, was smooth, in fact, we all agree that it has beenContinue reading “The land down under 🤗”

Getting excited

I can’t believe that after three years we are about to embark on another antipodean trip🤗! As it gets closer, my smile becomes wider, my laughter louder and my heart almost fit to burst❤️! Last few checks to make, list items to cross off. I do so love this time, the anticipation, the excitement andContinue reading “Getting excited”

Cricket  England v South Africa

The reason behind our trip was the cricket match today, and we awoke to get skies and drizzle.  Breakfast and getting ready took precedence and the drizzle became heavy showers 😞  As we wiped away 40 minutes a break in the clouds, and the rain stopped so we walked to Cardiff bay station. We hadContinue reading “Cricket  England v South Africa”

Dyffryn Gardens

Another day, another house and gardens, this one a National Trust property just outside Cardiff. The gardens less formal than yesterday, but a sculpture here and there. The sun shone intermittently but the moisture in the air did not dampen our enthusiasm. We stopped for the obligatory cream tea and wandered around the stalls whereContinue reading “Dyffryn Gardens”

Cambridge – footlights

Day one of our road trip and our first destination is Cambridge.  Only 45 minutes from where I live and the sights to behold are wondrous!  A trip up the M11 and we arrived at the trumpington park and ride. Sustenance required and we chose too quickly an establishment to eat. Fare was okay butContinue reading “Cambridge – footlights”

A surprise flying visit

After a disastrous mothers’ day flower fiasco, I decided on a brief trip to see my parents and also be with my mum on her birthday, so flights, buses and trains were duly booked.  I left a gloriously warm and sunny England for a less warm Scotland, with a delayed flight all part of theContinue reading “A surprise flying visit”


After a tumultuous fortnight I wanted to write about the second week of Andrew and Lis’s visit. I have viewed this as a blessing and looked up the definition of the word The last one encapsulates it all. I have been brought so much happiness: seeing family together, enjoying the surprise and also the blossomingContinue reading “Blessings……”

Holiday …celebrate

My husband , Kevin, and I have enjoyed a wonderful week away. We stayed in the UK staying in Birmingham, Alnwick,Arbroath and Durham.  We were lucky with the weather and thoroughly enjoyed our time away. We have had good food, a drink or two and it does amaze me that after knowing each other forContinue reading “Holiday …celebrate”