Travel, photography and writing –
– all things I enjoy and this site gives me the opportunity to do all three and share the experience. I head off on holidays as often as possible with a very close friend, Christine, and we take thousands of photos and I write about the places we go and the fun we have.
Christine and I have known each other for well over 30 years, having met when we both had toddlers at the local playgroup. Our kids have now all grown up, we both work hard in our jobs and deserve our adventures to far off lands. Fortunately we have similar interests – history, art, design, theatre, music, dance, architecture, style, people watching, food, wine, cocktails, fashion and experiencing life.
We are there to talk each other into (often) buying things that one of us might be thinking twice about, or seeing something we’re not sure about, (after all, we may not have the opportunity to come back!) And we are there to talk each other out of (rarely) buying or doing something that might not be such a good idea – and we have a good laugh.
We don’t do speed travel, we like to go somewhere for up to a month, immerse ourselves in the culture, live like locals, see as much as we can, have many long lunches, do lots of exploring, of course a bit of shopping and have some days when we just do……………..not much at all really…………….after all it is a break from our incredibly busy lives in Sydney.
You won’t find us jumping off things, we like to keep our adrenaline levels steady! Nor do we race around town ticking off things to see, then pack up and move to the next city. And the budget is often put to the test – there are times when an outrageously priced cocktail, or two, at the Paris Ritz is an absolutely essential experience.
I’m hoping my stories can encourage other women, whose families are all grown up and left home, to go travelling with their friends, partners, or even on your own – you deserve it too.