Today I’m grateful for… Rich time immersing myself in the colours, scents and unique flavours of Abidjan. Finally having the chance to fulfil my long-held wish to explore the colourful, muddy, sensory overload of a crowded local market, tasting indigenous flavours and shopping for local materials with friendly greetings of “Bonjour!” down every over-flowing pathway. … More Gratitude: Abidjan Adventures
This week I’ve been grateful for…. Connecting into incredibly positive energy from the most unexpected quarters on the far side of Africa. Feeling the love of so many people across the globe who knew, loved and were touched in some way by my amazing mother, and feel the absence of her presence in the world … More Gratitude from Ethiopia
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
I’m often amazed when I’m absorbed in easily-accessible joys that I don’t do these delightful things more often! Twice during the weekend my boys and I headed out for very simple adventures quite literally on our doorstep, and while my wanderlust and pleasure in wider travels and adventures remain, it is even more satisfying to … More Grounded
I wrote the next ten additions to my happiness list on an aeroplane, flying to Ghana for a gathering of colleagues from across Africa with a shared vision for people-centred land governance: the International Land Coalition Africa‘s Annual Regional Forum and Assembly. I wrote in my journal that night, “Here I am again, miles above the … More Happiness 3: the Ghana edition
This week I was grateful for… Losing myself in the music. Sunset from the sky. Welling up with tears at the beauty of the world. Flying into the darkness. Friends who provide the clearest and most helpful perspectives.