I can give myself a big TICK in the “see more of Europe” travel ambition box after a busy July! Having visited Bruges many moons ago, it was high time I visited Belgium’s capital, Brussels, plus we made a day trip to Antwerp. Later in the month I travelled solo to France, back to my beloved Chateau de la Salle, to spend time with an old friend, doing absolutely nothing – divine! Finally at the end of July, one very early morning, Manny and I set off to visit Abruzzo. Let’s just say it was a very long day!
I’ve been meaning to get back into some of the good habits I adopted last year and one of them is writing a monthly blog post about the things I’ve been up to. May is actually a really rubbish month to have chosen as I haven’t led a particularly exciting life for a few weeks – everyone needs some down time 😉 – however good intentions only get you so far, and if I’m going to get writing again then the best time is of course now!
I’m hesitant to say that Cuba just wasn’t as amazing as I would have hoped. I really want to have enjoyed my experience there however, the weather was a bit rubbish most of the time, the food is boring and the double currency meant it wasn’t cheap and you always felt you were being ripped off.
Well there has been a real health and travel focus this month which is great for both body and mind! I enjoyed two work trips to independently beautiful places, with beautifully independent people. I ate a tonne of fantastic food and worked it all of in the gym, plus I made my ovaries happy but allowing them to ovulate. Too much information? Read on…
I seem to have unintentionally started some kind of C word title trend. Last month I spoke about Canned Clients, Cups and Calabria; this month I want to tell you all about a Chocolate Tour of Mayfair, attending Pirate Summit in Cologne and my magical experience at La Salle, a 16th Century French Castle.
I’ve decided to write a monthly update on my life; places I’ve been, things I’ve tried, observations and thoughts I’ve had along the way. My mind works in some pretty weird and wonderful (mainly weird) ways and as such reading my monthly blog might be a bit of a rollercoaster ride. But everyone loves the fun fair, right?
At the end of January 2017 a whole new adventure was unfolding. Two people who had never been to Indonesia were to meet in Bali and explore what the island had to offer. However this was only half of the excitement as Manuel and I were about to embark on a whole new chapter of our relationship, one we sincerely hoped would have a happy ending.
My brother recently informed me that quitting my job, leaving London, packing my bags and going travelling, looks like I’m running away…
I want to talk about resilience. Resilience isn’t found in the articles about stress or pursuit of happiness. It isn’t thought of as something we strive to improve like fitness or a healthy balanced diet. We don’t actively think about how resilient we are until we look back at challenging moments in our lives and marvel at the fact we made it through.