The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Carpe Diem

There are times when I feel a little bit like Bilbo Baggins – the notion of an adventure sounds exciting but the thought of leaving home sounds much less appealing. So, at first, like Bilbo, I am always a bit reluctant to set out. But the truth is, that once the ordeal of a long flight is over, I enjoy every minute of our own adventure.
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The time has come. Our bags are packed and we will soon be off. I will write and comment if, and when, I can. Sometimes it is good to just let go and seize the moment. Here’s to adventures, big and small …
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door," he (Bilbo) used to say. "You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ The Fellowship of the Ring
I know where we will be swept of to.


  1. I can relate to how you is never black and white! As Dr Seuss would say;

    “You're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So... get on your way!”
    ― Dr. Seuss,

  2. ah, but I only just found you some weeks ago!

    but as a person who has lived on five continents, far more countries, was anxious, sometimes worse, with almost every departure, and so happy to be in every place I landed, how can I not but wish you well.

    poor left behind me, a new role.

  3. I am a huuuuuge fan of the entire album, 'Breakfast in America.' :)

  4. have a marvelous journey wherever your destination - looking forward to reading about it in a future post!

  5. Dear Loree - Hope you have a wonderful vacation...adventures can be so much fun and I hope yours is. I know you will have lovely pictures and words to share when you get back.

  6. Enjoy every minute and take many pics to share with us!
    Have a nice vacation!

  7. Have a fun and safe trip wherever the wind takes you!

  8. Hoping you are enjoying your holiday, love to your family xxx

  9. you must be on your vacation by now. enjoy! :)

  10. You said it so well... sometimes it's hard to get going but once you're gone it feels so normal :-)


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