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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

You Have to Start Somewhere...

You have to start somewhere and so this will have to do.

What is a suitable introduction, not grandiose, not smug, not boring? The very act of chattering into a vacuum may be all of the above, but I'm going to give it a go.

Primarily a travel blog; where we've been, what we suggest, what we liked. 
I keep reinventing the wheel when friends ask me, where to search for the best airfare, what to do in Rome, where to go in Rajasthan or when to use their airline miles? So I want to put together some of the resources I use to make our travel decisions, along with trip reports, opinion and random cogitations. Hopefully it will be helpful, but at the very least it will force me to organize my links, resources, memories and occasional bright ideas. I'll be forced to sort through those photos I've been meaning to get to and to document the what, where, when and why of our travels.

About me...
Born in Dublin, raised in Nigeria, Egypt and the UK. I have also lived in Namibia, Zimbabwe and California. Anytime I think I'm well travelled I meet someone who has seen so much more of the world, those lucky travelers who've been to the endless list of  places I'd like to go;  Madagascar,  Nova Scotia, Hungary, Bangladesh, Benin, Uruguay, Ethiopia, Syria or  Kansas City.

I'm interested in going almost anywhere. I thought it was a good idea to go to Iran in the middle of summer, right after the invasion of Iraq. Luckily I have a husband who wanted to go too!

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."                                                  
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland  

Let me know what you think and do share any of the places you love too?


Anonymous said…
Charming, charming, charming! So interesting and sl well-written. Keep it coming, well-traveled-Brit!
Thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated!