My Book So Far…

I see my grandchildren growing up and my heart overflows with love. Such precious children growing up in such a contradictory world. How can I help? Each time I would see opportunities to share with them it was like they would roll their eyes and think ‘here she goes again.’ I knew exactly how they felt. When we are young life is ahead of us and we feel indestructible – it is not in our consciousness to listen to old people. It is about doing, experimenting and living life. Yet I had all this learning from over my lifetime that I really believe puts us on the right track to...

Visit to Elephant Sanctuary in Laos

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting Mandalao, an elephant sanctuary, Luang Prabang, Laos. The Sanctuary Visit The guided tour consisted of a lady from Portugal, the guide and me. After being driven along a very pot holed road, we sat in the café overlooking the sanctuary with a cup of tea and listening to an elephant expert. He has worked with elephants for 27 years, worldwide, and is an international consultant who works with sanctuaries, zoos, and works towards eliminating cruelty to elephants. What a smiling, gentle knowledgeable man! Spending half an hour with him was a real experience. We were given socks and Ninja boots and set off...

Queen Charlotte Walk

Queen Charlotte Walk

day one If I had known how amazing the Queen Charlotte Walk was years ago, I would have enjoyed it and been on many others since. Isn’t it strange in life how we have infinite possibilities in our life, but if we don’t experience them, we never know what we have missed out on. I have enjoyed such depth of pleasure it has permeated to my soul and I feel so blessed. The first day was blissful from start to finish. Picton is a delightful seaside town, built around a cove where the InterIslander arrives and departs. Bush covered hills surround a township that is full of cafes and restaurants...