Love Speaks Louder Than Words

Recently I wrote a post about my fears for a dear friend in Syria. Today, after encouragement from a friend I tried calling her again. The phone rang and rang. My heart beat faster and I began to wonder. The phone clicked and there was a pause. And then, finally, ‘nam?!’ The fabulously curt reply was a sharp ‘I’m busy, who…
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Dear Dlall… A Letter to my friend in Syria

Dear Dlall I hope you are well. I hope you are safe. I hope you are snuggled by the boiler roasting potatoes as you showed me one winter. I hope you are laughing, clapping your hands with delight, your joy bursting out into the open like a firework. But this is not what I imagine when I see Syria. Times have changed for sure. But enough…
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For My Future Best Friends

I asked a best friend if I should start a blog and she wholeheartedly encouraged me. ‘Yes!’ she boomed, ‘… but please, just keep it from the heart’. The best bloggers were, she said, written by ‘best friends you’d never met’. I’ve spent over thirty years in over thirty places and now I want to reconnect with all the fabulous people from my travels,…
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