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23 September 2014

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An unravelling of sorts has taken place over these past two weeks as we found a slower rhythm, rewired our minds around fewer commitments and the openness ahead of us, let the post-long-haul flight flu demand our rest, took easy walks in beautiful lush parks, wandered laneways, explored Cambridge, chatted to locals who proudly showed us their gardens, patted cute dogs and spent time with friends. Such precious friends who have opened their homes to us so that they also feel like comforting places to return to amid our travels. Time is on our side for this adventure of extended travel. We are determined to keep a tranquil vibe to our movements, relishing the discovery of new places but also restraining ourselves from falling into the mode of conquering sightseeing at a manic pace. We seek to slip into local grooves, see the world, but also feel the world and awareness of ourselves and others within it,. I wonder what these 7 months will do to us. How much will we change? Our priorities, our dreams, our daily life habits? My typing fingers, grateful heart and cleared mind await the realisations, thoughts and moving stories that will come.

8 Responses
  1. September 23, 2014

    ah, the journey has began in such a fine country….I have enjoyed both Cambridge and London in my younger days, so your beautiful photos bring fond memories to my consciousness tonight as I take each one in.

  2. September 23, 2014

    I’m so excited for you, lovely! (And I must admit – a little jealous. Your time over there seems like a dream compared to my days chained to my desk.) I know you will make the most of your time and really get to find the ‘home’ in every place you travel to – you have a real knack for befriending locals everywhere you go! Take it easy, breathe it in, and keep taking beautiful photos so I can live vicariously through your adventure. xox (PS – I want to steal that cat!)

  3. September 23, 2014

    It looks as though you are having a great time…keep it up.

  4. September 23, 2014

    Beautiful Lucent, enjoy this time! Keep us updated when you can x

  5. September 26, 2014

    Hope you’re having a wonderful time.

    Clare x

  6. September 27, 2014

    Live the dream – I know you will fully enjoy your voyage and make many new discoveries. Appreciation billows from your writing!

  7. September 28, 2014

    Slip into local grooves – what a lovely way to put it! Enjoy, and we will enjoy your photographs and observations.

  8. Tracey Martin permalink
    October 12, 2014

    What lovely photos! My husband is from Brighton and we visit England at least once a year. We spend much of our time in Devon as we have a home there and I miss it everyday. Your photos are my cure for homesickness. We are off to Cape Town later this month and I thoroughly enjoyed your previous posts on safari and wine country. We spend our time and money traveling the world and enjoying friends and family. This investment has taught us so much about simplicity, minimalism, and the truly meaningful things in life. Thank you for sharing parts of yourself with the world.

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