Nasca – A Mystery in the Desert

The Nasca Lines, dated between 500BC and 500CE, are a series of giant geoglyphs in the Peruvian Nasca desert. Modern scientists started studying them in the 1940s and a German mathematician, Maria Richer is acknowledged as the woman who devoted her life to the preservation and study of these ancient lines. Because of Maria’s work,... Continue Reading →

Peru!!

Our first 72 hours in Peru have been fantastic. I’m already in love with this country and the people here. We spent Sunday night in Lima, getting our bearings, trying (unsuccessfully) to sleep and buying a few basics like a SIM card for my phone and bus tickets for our onward journeys. I had been... Continue Reading →

‘Age-appropriate’? Who cares??

“Mum, you can’t buy that. It’s too young for you.” I was shopping with my eldest daughter in her favourite surf shop. She was looking at bikinis. I was looking at jumpers (sweaters for my North American friends). “What?? How is this too young for me?” “It just is.” We proceeded to have a hilarious... Continue Reading →

Belonging

We all want to belong. Belong somewhere or with someone. Finding where or who we belong with drives many people to distraction their whole life. Others, like flowers in a garden, seem to belong where they were planted. That sense of belonging was discussed at length at the writers festival. In a book, does belonging... Continue Reading →

Finding my voice

In the months immediately following my separation, I had laryngitis three times. My throat hurt all the time and I lost my voice. My Reiki practitioner put it down to me finally speaking my truth. According to her, I hadn't exercised my voice in years. How did I lose my voice? When did I stop... Continue Reading →

Reflections on two days of writing

I know I just posted a couple of days ago. And I try to not post too often and clog up reader’s inboxes. But I’m at a Writer’s Festival. I’m writing. Words are flowing and stories are being written. I can’t stop. I’m meeting wonderful people with gorgeous, rich stories overflowing with meaning and life.... Continue Reading →

Choosing a path

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy... Continue Reading →

Mamma Mia! Here I go again…

It’s hard work examining the past. Sifting through what you find. For the past couple of weeks I’ve done a lot of soul searching and examining the values and beliefs I’ve carried with me through this lifetime so far. I can see that many of my values and beliefs come from my maternal family line.... Continue Reading →

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