A silent mist crept through the streets of Blackheath while we were mooching through an antiques store. We were so close to Govett’s Leap lookout, that we couldn’t resist driving back to experience it in the mist. As we approached the forest, Continue reading →
We’re slowly easing into ‘holiday mode’. It always seems to take a week or so to completely unwind and disconnect from the hectic day to day. We’ve started our road trip in a familiar place, Leura, Blue Mountains. With no pressure to run around and see everything, Continue reading →
“Do you think the wine was off?” mumbled Dave placing a mound of scrambled eggs on the breakfast table. We were so thrilled to be sitting, feet up by the fire last night, that we may have overdone it. Continue reading →
Rather than launching straight into the next adventure, I thought I’d better explain the jump from Tokyo (Dec 2014) to Blue Mountains (Dec 2020). A sort of, intermission, if you like. Continue reading →
11 Dec 2014
Clocking the queue at the train station’s Ticket Sales Office, and feeling a little less alien, we bought tickets from the machines this morning. Navigating the rail system was substantially easier today Continue reading →
10 Dec 2014
‘Hey!’ Exclaimed David cocking his head to one side and pointing at nothing in particular. I recognised his listening face. ‘This is me!’ We were having breakfast in the restaurant on the 41st floor. It took me a second to recognise that the (beautiful) music playing was one of his piano pieces. Continue reading →
09 Dec 2014
‘I think today might be a day off. A hotel day?’ Said David looking up from the morning paper, the Japan Times.
‘Oh that would be perfect!’ I agreed immediately snuggling deeper under the doona. I’d only managed four hours sleep last night.
‘We can go to the gym, use the pool, have a drink in the bar…’ It sounded like the perfect way to Continue reading →
08 Dec 2014
‘Where am I?’ It’s dark, my body’s awake before my brain. My head rolls following my eyes towards the huge window. Millions of diamonds on a velvet floor. Ah, Tokyo! And Jet-lag. Is there anything less glamorous than a 10 hour time difference directly after a 12 hour sleepless flight? Continue reading →
05 Dec 2014
David gasped. I looked up in alarm. He was staring over my head out of the train window. I turned and looked over my shoulder to see huge brilliant white mountains shining against the blue sky.
‘Woah’ I breathed. The Alps have a way of rendering us speechless. Continue reading →
04 Dec 2014
‘What’s the opposite of vertigo?’ There isn’t a single word, but there should be. I love heights, particularly mountain summits and observation platforms. It must be my Swiss blood. Continue reading →