Drifting This Way and That






It’s been some time since I last travelled, so I’ve been feeling restless of late, and longing for the next getaway.

I have fond memories of my trip to Paris three years ago. I took this picture on my last evening, after an afternoon of exploring the Left Bank and the Île de la Cité. I didn’t venture into Notre Dame Cathedral, because after a long day on my feet I didn’t much fancy standing around waiting in the long queue. Fortunately, there is much to admire about the stunning exterior of this Gothic masterpiece and I loved this view of it lit up at dusk. The picture captures the magical beauty of Paris, a city that won me over almost instantly and that I didn’t have nearly enough time to fully explore. Continue reading “Wanderlust”



It was a spectacular day in Wellington today.  The kind of day when you need to head outside, relax, bask in the sunshine and feel its warmth on your skin.

I ate my lunch outside today for the first time in months, daydreaming away while a little sparrow lingered by my side, quietly but eagerly awaiting any morsel or crumb I had to offer. Around me Civic Square buzzed with the chatter and laughter of fellow office workers perched on park benches or lolling around on the grass. The minutes seemed to pass slowly. It was bliss.

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Peace for Paris, Jean Jullien

I can’t find the right words today.

My thoughts are with everyone in Paris.
This news is heartbreaking.


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