Back to the Middle Ages

Lenny loves history: the Romans, the Greek, the Egyptians and of course the knights. When we saw that a Middle Ages Festival would be held on his twelve birthday, we had to go there.

At first we were sceptical. Often, events look so much better an the website than in real. When we spotted the long queue in front of the booking office and the medieval tent village, all that remained was excitement. The waiting time was worth it, the festival was fantastic. Walking through the big wooden gates was like stepping into a time machine.

At the entrance we were reminded to keep our dragon on a leash:

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He didn’t like it though (dragon from the dragon home):Dragon

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England. What will get our “thumbs up”?

Eight days holidays isn’t long… although it’s long enough for a few highlights.

Aside from spending time with family, what has made our stay in England wonderful?

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Every year at Bluebell Woods near Micheldever a sensational spectacle unfolds when the bluebells blossom and cover the whole forest ground. We were lucky to be at the right time in the right place.

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It’s time to walk a new path

New pathsI’ve been blogging for many years. And for many more years, I’ve been travelling. You, my dear readers, have been loyal to me all this time and encouraged me to keep going. You’ve provided me with strength and motivation. I am grateful for that.

It’s time to walk a new path.

Our children are growing up fast, we only travel during holiday times – at least when we talk about travelling to distant places – and new goals, new dreams and new tasks have become important to us. I have taken a new, just as exciting path.

Therefore, I will take a break as a travel blogger. I thank you sincerely for having walked alongside me for years and hope to stay in touch.

 

The best travel destination

I see a place that is so beautiful, it shines in pink and white. Those who visit will feel content and wrapped in unconditional love. Languages ​​don’t matter there, because we are understood without words. Answers to our questions are given. Peace and quiet reign, even if it’s stormy outside. No glossy holiday brochure advertises this place. The journey is short, possible at any time, environmentally friendly and free of charge. At each visit, the colors become more intense, the journey more exciting. All of our dreams become true and all life becomes clear. Oh, and don’t forget, this place also offers adventure, fun and meaningful encounters.

 

Such place doesn’t exist? Yes, it does.

Two weeks ago, I started the so far most exciting journey of my life. Travel destination: my inner self. I attended a seminar at the MAS as a translator, but soon got excited about what Bill Thomson, spiritual Minister from Scotland told and demonstrated to us. Bill saw my soul, and described it to me. He invited me to open a new door, to walk a new road. One that would bring me to the most beautiful destination in the world.

Since then, I practice as often as I can and go deeper and deeper into my inner self. The beauty that I have found so far has been more wonderful than anything I’ve experienced in my life. The tranquil has been more energizing and the peace more intense.

The journey to my self gives me a satisfaction that has topped anything experienced during my travels before. It gives me a sense of trust and strength that I have not yet felt this strongly. It provides me with courage that could move mountains and an all-encompassing love that makes the earth glow.

Why, I wonder , have I travelled sixty odd countries before I began the most meaningful travel of all?

And as soon as the question comes to my mind, it disappears. Because it is so. Because it is good the way it is. Because now the time is right. Because only the journeys to far away places could bring me closer to myself .

And it has only just begun. There is a whole universe to explore. Feelings and experiences are to be made of which excistance I have not known. It’s time to spread my wings further.

My thoughts wander back to one evening in Leh, about fifteen years ago. The words of the huge monk still linger in my memory, suddenly making a lot more sense…

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Wellness on the Rigi

What do you give to your mother-in-law who visits from England and loves to go home with a memory full of nice things? And what do you give to your mother who has been reducing her material goods for over a year?

Weggis nach Kaltbad

Yes, exactly, you take them up the Rigi and spoil them at the Mineralbath & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad. The idea to go there on the 24th, while other families decorate their Christmas trees or do some last shopping, was brilliant. We took the spectacular cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad. The weather was on our side, the strong south wind not only brought sunshine and warmth, but also a clear sky and panoramic views.

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