I love my early mornings sitting here in the dining room communicating with each of you. You are a very special group of friends. Some I know only online, others I've had the great luck to meet in person over the past three years since I started Across The Pond, and now this new blog, A Breath of Fresh Air. Each one of you has enriched my life in some special way, each one of you has truly become a cherished friend. My only regret is that all this didn't happen when I was younger. Dear ones, I'm getting 'long in the tooth' and the computer came along too late!! I find myself eager to tag along with you 'youngsters' such as Vanessa, Mary Ann, Anna, Jenny, Janna and others (you know who you are), who love what I love, who are embracing the old and thrifted, the shabby and chic, decorating, treasure hunting, sewing, painting, and making wonderful homes for your families.
Perhaps you feel I've gone a little overboard in my posts leading up to the big trip. I do know that I will, as always, miss my home as I travel so far away. Maybe you're tired of reading about my 'next adventure' and saying to yourself "why doesn't she just keep quiet and go". As you know, I travel a lot, but I'm so thrilled about this trip and so grateful that it's all due to a wonderful friendship of many, many years. I know my life will be enriched..........and I plan to make every moment in Africa special so that I can always remember it happened because of a very dear friend.
Be good to your friends, they are important in your life. Never take them for granted. They help make your days special and, over the years, they light up your life in such a special way they truly make you shine.
I'm feeling a little tentative as zipping up the bag time gets closer. My DH makes jokes about being eaten by lions and trampled by elephants..........but is sweet enough not to have taken out a million dollar life insurance policy on me as he expects to welcome me home again! I have visions of falling in the Okavango Delta waters and being a crocodile's dinner! Yeah, yeah, I know, just get on with it and go......I will, I am!!!!!!
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a fresh version of my former three year blog ACROSS THE POND which can still be accessed by clicking on the title above.
I'm a transplanted Brit enjoying life in North Carolina. 50 years journeying back and forth across the wide Atlantic Ocean have kept me busy.......and made my life very interesting! I'm still traveling often - look forward to sharing many new places during the next couple of years.
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