Sunday, October 15, 2017
This was both, the highest point we were going to get to on this trek, and the highest point in this, my post operative journey. I'm a goal setter, and along time ago, I had set myself the goal of doing the Camino Pilgrimage this year, but having time off work for my hip replacement, meant I couldn't have the time off also for the full Spanish holiday I wanted. Next best thing, climb a mountain!! And I did. (Although for Nepalese standards, Poonhill is not a mountain).
Our little party, guides and trekkers, took selfies, snapped photos from every vantage point and angle, but eventually you couldn't take anymore photos, it was time just to sit and be. (Luckily for my partner, there was a little tea stand on the top of that hill with hot coffee on offer).
We were on the top of Poonhill for probably 90 mins, before the steep stepped walk back to our trekkers lodge (teahouse) for a big breakfast. But those 90 minutes were really special. It was a time to reflect on just how big our world is, how diverse we all are, but yet how much were are the same. I saw the beauty of the pristine mountain ranges around us, and was reminded of what we do to the lands we have ready access to and how we must care and respect the earth in the places we live. Rescuing damaged lands is not an easy thing and protecting and maintaining natural environments is so important.
I was encouraged to come home and make a place where I will focus on these reflections, where I can find peace in my place, where I can remember and honour the people of the world.
When I share photos of Poonhill with others who have been there, they all gasp as they recall their own experience of being ontop of this hill. I hope I will be the same for along time.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Trekking on the Goonapani cirtcuit for 5 days, we had many glimpses again of snow capped mountains, and opportunities to meditate on the amazing glory of this country.
Travelling brings with it opportunities to learn more about yourself, the people you travel with, and the host country. Today, we have changed our travel plans because we've been invited to join our hosts at their family home to celebrate the Hindu festival of Dashain. I'll post more about that when I know more about it...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
My friends have joined my partner & I in singapore for a few days, so weve be creating an itinerary to suit all. So we've been to the botanic gardens (my choice), and to have breakfast with the Orangutans at the Zoo, and to see a light show at Marina Bay.. each experience different and exciting.
Breafast with th Orangutans (my friends choice to add to itinerary) was very touristy, as we sat down to a smorgasbord of Macdonalds quality french toast, waffles, eggs & terrible coffee with 100 other families. The Orangutans sat on a timber perch while individuals & families lined up in front of them for photos.
I had imagined something more like being seated in a location where we could watch them in their own space while they also had breakfast... more natural...
Now for the next phase of the journey, my partner & i are heading off to Nepal fora few weeks... a very different adventure.
Monday, September 11, 2017
This spring my garden is flourishing, which is nice because the past few years its been a struggle. This Spring, I too have been flourishing after a long period of hip pain (since 2015). But since my hip replacement I've bounced back, as my garden has....
I see my vegetables as signals of wellbring in my garden & myself..
This magnolia is near my flat in the city, and it too, speaks to me of spring, new life & energy.. Next week, I am off to Nepal for my 2017 adventure, trecking in the Annapurna Ranges!!
So, here's to Spring 🍾🍹
I love this poem of an Australian Spring..
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Paris in July 2017 has been and is now behind us for this year.... its time my blog changes direction for spring... I now focus on my garden and growing things, creating a new season ambiance here at Thyme-for-tea.
I do love July and my month long focus on Paris & France, things french, and sharing that time with many long time blogging friends, and new ones..
But here in Australia we are on the verge of a new spring. This is a real time of celebration for me. I love the new life that springs up around me.
What does the changing of season mean to you?
Last Sunday afternoon walk...
Treated to a reminder of the amazingness of this creation!
Monday, July 31, 2017
So as the sunsets on the Eiffel Tower, I'm going to invite final reviews, commentaries or "best of" posts.... you could nominate another bloggers post as one of the best, or review a series of posts, or even post a link to one from the past. I will hope to get some time to do a few visits this week..
Friday, July 28, 2017
|Les chocolates pour La Quatorze Juillet|
Ca fait longtemps que je n'ecrit pas en francais, et maitenant j'essayera sans dictionaire. Si vous avez des corrigions pour moi, si vous plait les me donner.
Bienvenue a Thyme-for-tea, mon espace pour les contemplations de la vie... pendant le mois juillit, je celebrerait Paris in July avec mes amis qui a bloggers comme moi.
J'aim beaucoup la vie Parisienne (ou quelle que chose j'imagine il est) mais je suis habite en Australie que etait tres loin de Europe. Chaque annee je m'emerse dans la fantasies de le culture francais.
De temps en temps je lis les histoires de la vie en France ou regarde les films qui a fait au France. Parfois, je mangera ou cuisinier les nouriture francais... ou bois les vins de francais.
Cette année il est tres difficile pour moi de passe beaucoup des temps faisions qulle que chose francais, parce que je suis une etudient (MBA) avec les devoirs et ie suis tres occupe avec mon travaille et des autre activites.
J'ai au les reves de lire trois livres, mais..... je n'ai fait pas.... peut etre apres l'examen..
Sans la doubt, ni lisent ni cuisinier, ni regardent les films ou mangent les croissants, j'ai au beaucoup des amusements avec vos posts tres interessant et tres diverse. Merci..