Dear Mugwump Reader, a friend recently reminded me of this blog post and how relevant it is in a world that has been gate-crashed & hijacked by COVID-19. So here is a repost – some may find it helpful. “What gives value to travel is fear” – Camus You’d think I would be used to…Continue reading Turbulence! That Annoying Necessity of Life
“She took a step and didn’t want to take any more, but she did.” – Mark Zusak (The Book Thief) I have moved thirty-seven times in my life, or maybe thirty-eight?? I can’t remember – but I moved a lot. Today I was again knee deep in boxes, packing and reducing the evidence of my existence…Continue reading On the Move Again … !!!
Odd, how life makes twists and turns. I never would have guessed that I’d end up where I am now, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I wouldn’t trade this path I’m on for the whole solar system, for that matter. If I’ve learned anything these last several months, it’s that sometimes the…Continue reading Congestions, Delays and Detours!
Our trip through Iceland began a couple of days ago. Touching down at Keflavik Airport, approximately 48 kilometres outside the capital of Reykjavik, we picked up our rental car and started on our 3 1/2 hour journey to Nyp – our first destination point. It took a few moments to adjust the brain to driving on the…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part One
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin Minimalism is about attitude. Perhaps it’s also about being honest. We don’t need all the stuff we think we do. And when it comes to travel, there’s nothing else that dampens the spirit of adventure like dragging a…Continue reading Travelling Light!
“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” – Stephen Markley Iceland! It’s been on the Bucket List for a very long time. In a few weeks, the beloved and I will be travelling to this isolated,…Continue reading Iceland, Here I Come!
Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea … Our family is Tolkien possessed. My deep appreciation of the writing of this wonderful author has fortunately spilt over to my partner and children. So when Peter Jackson put the Lord…Continue reading What can we learn from a Hobbit?