Cherry Blossom Delight and Jazz on U Street: DC Adventures

Written on the 1st April 2019 It has become something of a tradition of mine to reflect in writing on my travels to new countries whist traveling homewards again. Part of the tradition generally includes listening to a mix of new artists and old favourite songs on the onboard entertainment system while I write, links … More Cherry Blossom Delight and Jazz on U Street: DC Adventures

Gratitude: sunshine & the connecting power of hugs

Today I’m grateful for… The late afternoon sunshine warming my skin. Enjoying reflective time in my own company, alone but far from lonely. Finding that a simple, wordless but heartfelt hug reconnected me to a dear friend I thought I may have lost, and reminded us both that beyond our disagreements and differences lies love … More Gratitude: sunshine & the connecting power of hugs

Gratitude: ocean dawn

Today I’m grateful for… Never failing to be moved by the rising of the new day. Falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. Losing myself in a novel, which used to be a daily occurrence but these days feels like a luxurious indulgence. Feeling loved. The laughing joy of happy children. Kindness.

Gratitude: writing, travel, and the calm after the storm

Today I’m grateful for… Gifting myself the mental space to write again. Celebrating fifteen wonderful years of marriage, with excitement in my heart as I look forward to many more to come. Traveling towards a new continent, wrapped in the excited anticipation of the unknown ahead, with new connections to forge and good friends to … More Gratitude: writing, travel, and the calm after the storm

Gratitude: trail running in the forest, cinnamon and candlelight

Today I’m grateful for… Dusting off my trail running shoes after ten months in the cupboard, and finding myself completely captivated by the beauty and joy of being out in the forest, with birdsong and the sound of my own footfalls for company. Excited anticipation. Getting lost in deep, contemplative conversation for hours, which always … More Gratitude: trail running in the forest, cinnamon and candlelight