I love to travel and get out and about - time and finances permitting.  Most of my adventures these days are solo, with a backpack and on a budget - a far cry from the trips of years ago when I  used to  tell myself "money I have got, time I haven't!", as I swanned into some swanky four star plus establishment and ordered myself a tall G&T.

About Me

50 something, dreaming about living the dream......every day above the ground is a good one because you are a long time looking at the lid!

(C) Needagilrd

Backpacking Cougar

             If I haven't been there yet...it's on my list!

54 and feeling the fear and doing it anyway...

Feel the fear and do it anyway
travel light
take risks

August 10, 2019

Its been a crazy old week and the good thing about life is that regardless of highs or lows, its always about maintaining a healthy balance and finding a silver lining in everything.

I have a 23-year-old son who knows about balance – he is always literally teetering on...

June 16, 2019

I’ve never been that good at following directions. I don’t even open the manuals that come with new appliances or gadgets , I don’t follow recipes well, and I have been know spend a large amount of time wandering around lost both in NZ and all over the world often choo...

May 4, 2019

I had the most confronting experience yesterday , and because I believe there are no coincidences in life I have been processing it all inside of my head for the last 12 hours with all those other people that live in there and need to get rid of that shit! Writing alwa...

April 27, 2019


It was all happening down at the Tinwald hall yesterday morning and at 10 am parking spaces were already at a premium  in the sleepy suburb. The spiritual fair was on, and it appeared that there were others in the town who had shared my idea of getting along ear...

March 1, 2019

I first noticed Alejandra poolside at the hotel in Colonial. You could tell she was a woman of substance just by looking at her. She was just lying in her swim suit under the umbrella in the 35 odd degrees watching the half dozen guests that were tanning themselves and...

February 19, 2019

Continued from yesterdays rantings of Its all shits and giggles!

When the door wouldn’t open on the toilet, Penny started to panic and laugh hysterically. I have learned on this trip particularly that this is her default reaction when when she is anxious or in an uncomf...

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