Category Archives: Europe

Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

I love the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris, with its lines that converge at the top, and the cobblestones that seem to lead to the main entrance. It seems fitting that this was the place for our family … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

Life would be dull without our dreams and goals; their achievement so sweet and satisfying. It had been a lifelong dream to visit Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, France. This dream was fulfilled in the spring of 2011, with a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Waking up in our villa in Tuscany was a totally dreamy experience. The window shutters were wide open as the sun peaked over the northern Tuscan hills. Birds were welcoming another hot, summer day and this incredible view from our … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

All 5 weeks of our vacation around Europe and Singapore were an adventure, but the craziest night was the night of my birthday. The dinner cruise finished after 11pm but we decided it would be fun to get a night-time … Continue reading

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Fit your own mask first

It’s over. The Neylon family European vacation so many years in the planning, is now several thousand digital photographs and enough fantastic memories to last a lifetime. At least 3 years ago I dreamt a dream for July 2014 of … Continue reading

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