home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

My one and so far only trip to New Zealand was four years ago. My son and his Kiwi partner took me over to Raglan to meet the in laws. I fell in love with the incredible green landscape of the north island and the black sandy beaches which sparkled in the sun. 

This is the last of the Home Thoughts from Abroad series. I hope you have enjoyed travelling with me this year to places from my past. It has been lovely to go back in time and relive some of the many places I have been fortunate to visit.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

21 thoughts on “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. I tried to emulate your tiny figures on the beach on boxing day but I didn’t quite manage it. I went down with that intention because I knew it would be, for once, a peopled beach. I was right – somewhere between twenty and thirty cavorters in the ocean and sand-castle builders.

    Why ending the series? And do you have another one in mind? I admire your annual inventiveness.

    1. Probably that many on our beaches at the moment! Even in winter a little sun draws them out!

      I thought I had probably dug into the archives enough this year. I am planning some longer posts about places I have been to, but not written about and maybe some reblogs of older posts that didn’t get much attention at the time.

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