I slowly moved my hand towards his long nose and cautiously stroked his soft white skin, one eye firmly fixed on his flaring nostrils. He was so friendly and gentle, I felt silly Continue reading
Yes, it’s that time – again! We’re off to Extremadura in Spain tomorrow for a week. We’re staying in a Finca (rustic country house) in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by olive groves, protected by Pedro the horse; the sun will be shining and the Rioja will be flowing. Yeah, sounds awful doesn’t it…
See ya soon.
As I open the curtains and patio doors, the sunlight floods into the apartment. The only noise is the sound of the birds chatting away and me going about my morning routine. I find the quiet comforting and my morning rituals meditative. I am not ready to let in noise, and as I sit down to savour my fresh coffee, I am happy to spend time alone with my thoughts about the day ahead.
But fast forward to the end of the day and I don’t find silence as comforting. I am not one of those people who falls asleep as soon as Continue reading