2nd September 2013

“There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.” 

Richard Proenneke


I have neglected this blog a little recently, but life got rather busy and there has been a lot to process! I came across this the other day and I think it described very well what I felt while I was packing to move away. I have learnt that I am a very nostalgic and sentimental person (not entirely sure if its a good thing but ah well!) But nevertheless, I have moved and have had a few days to settle and while I still feel like I’m in holiday mode, I am feeling quite content.

23rd June 2013

 “Guardi le stelle che tremano d’amore, e di speranza!”

“Watch the stars that tremble with love and with hope!”

Giacomo Puccini, Turandot, Nessun Dorma

I am off to travel around Italy tomorrow for 9 days and will even be seeing some opera while I am in Torino (Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore) and I can’t wait!

28th December 2012

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”

J Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned with Savages

So I’m back from our fabulous holiday; it was the perfect escape from work and stress and real life but that is exactly what everyone returns to eventually: reality. Tobago is truly a little paradise. It is beautiful, the people are great and it generally has a really relaxed atmosphere. Time to get on with reality though – that is where life happens I suppose!

29th August 2012

“I learned that the richness of life is found in adventure… It develops self- reliance and independence. Life then teems with excitement.”

William Orville Douglas

Off on a little European trek with some friends for a week 🙂 hopefully it’ll be an exciting experience of independence and adventure.