In March 1997 we walked The Milford Track, which is arguably one of the most beautiful tracks in the World. The Department of Conservation limit the number of walkers on the track to preserve the outstanding natural beauty and delicate environment. Hence, everything we took in had to be brought out to avoid any potential […]
Childhood Memories: The Great Outdoors Wins over Technology
In a recent article in The Daily Mail – ‘Modern children miss out on greatest childhood joys: playing outdoors‘, research has shown that our happiest memories of childhood revolve around simple pleasures, such as building sand-castles and flying kites. This probably comes as no surprise to most, but when we look at the time most […]
Where Do We Go?
I don’t think you believed you were ready, your death has taken me by surprise. Every one says, ‘Ninety two is a marvellous age. It’s best she went so quickly, without having her independence taken from her for years on end.’ I know this is true and you will come to believe this too. But […]
She’s 92, she’s had an amazing life, a life of independence and mental vitality. She’s my Grandma. She is in Wales, I am in New Zealand. We’ve written to each other frequently these past ten years that I’ve been away. We’ve enjoyed brief encounters. She’s commented, in wonder, how lucky she is to have seen […]