I want to lean back in the evening breeze, against a balcony framed by the setting sun. I want to smell citrus on the air, kissed by a faint hint of tobacco. I want to feel my pulse quicken as your fingers entwine with mine, firm and sure. I want to hear the soft thrum-thrum-thrum of a guitar in the distance, weaving gently through the laughter and chatter in the street below. I want to dance with you, and for you to catch me when I stumble with a laugh, a little drunk โ€“ on excellent wine, yes, but mostly on happiness. I want you, on this warm, perfect, sultry evening. I want you, forever and always.

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

Ro x


Poem: ‘Finding Oneself’

So whilst travelling, I’ve seen a lot of different people from very different modes of life, the starkest contrast being between very poor inhabitants of some countries and privileged travellers such as ourselves. I guess that’s what inspired the slightly jaded piece below.

To find oneโ€™s self is a luxury,

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‘Ode To Home’

Having been abroad in Asia for almost four months now (check the travel blog here!), I have recently have been struck, unexpectedly, with that familiar ailment known as ‘homesickness’…
(I’m such a homebody actually expected it sooner than now, to tell the truth!)
So, here’s a silly little something I came up with, not supposed to be very serious!
Scones and tea,
The patter of the rain,
Cool grey skies,
A pretty country lane,
Curry and chips,
Prices staying the same,
Same, same but different –
Oh, to be home again…

Don’t worry, not bringing forward the flight back or anything just yet. Far too many things planned for these final few weeks!

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

Ro x

P.S. Dave (my partner) seems to think this isn’t an ‘ode’. I thought it was. So I said, ‘Let’s ask the world!’ So – if anyone has any opinions, do tell!

P.P.S. Did anyone ‘get’ the penultimate line?! ๐Ÿ˜€

Off to China!

Our time in Japan is coming to an end, next stop is China! Have heard rumours WordPress is intermittently blocked out there, so rest assured I will still be writing, but if over a week or two passes without any posts, it is likely I have encountered a problem. You can then expect several at once in a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here for the travel blog if you’ve not checked it out already! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ro x

Apologies! Am about to head off on an adventure…

I’m sorry for the lack of posts! And also just to warn you – there may be a continued lack of posts for several days.

Essentially, my partner and I are taking a career break to go travellingย for four and a half months – the adventure starts in a few days. So we have spent the last few days packing up everything in our flat and moving it into storage, sorting out last minute paperwork, and so on and so forth.

I plan on keeping a blog of our experiences – it will read as a travel diary rather than as a super-informative travel blog, but I think it will be pretty entertaining. I’ll put a link on the side, too.

We start in Japan, then go to China, and then cover most of South East Asia. Very, very excited!

I will aim to keep this blog updated anyway – just going through a busy period – whilst away. I’ll occasionally link from here to new blog posts on the travel diary too.

Hope to settle into a routine again on here after we’ve started the adventure ๐Ÿ™‚


Ro x