Yesterday, whilst out & about I bumped into the lady that used to work in my local dairy when I worked in town. We started to chat & I very quickly recognised that she seemed to have a renewed energy & zest for life.
Indeed – it transpired that at the age of 72, having never before left NZ, she booked herself a return ticket to India for 2 months & awoke her soul.
….and was bursting with the things that she had seen & experienced & tasted & smelled….
….& is currently saving up again to return for her next fix!
As someone equally obsessed with India, I was more than happy to listen to her stories & I too came away with an extra spring in my step
& a craving for curry.
Considering that we are at the start of a Wellington winter & I am about to have a baby, my love of summer & wanderlust isn’t going to be answered anytime too soon.
With holidays rolling around few & far between for a lot of us, I like to make sure that my home is filled with souvenirs & reminders from past adventures. Textiles & rugs from India, oil paintings from back street brocantes & wonky olive oil soaps from the market in France, silk lanterns & cooking utensils from Vietnam – just some of the things that fill my home & keep my wanderlust sated & alive between adventures.
It was so inspiring just to be listening to such tales of adventure & bravery yesterday as the rain poured down outside … sometimes we all just need that little reminder that there is a great big world out there just waiting to be discovered & enjoyed.
These photographs of Jade Jagger’s home in Goa are all taken by Idha Lindhag
I like to pretend it is actually mine when the weather gets really cold here.