2015 seems like a good year to get fit and banish some fears, so I set off on a four day walking trip with the intention of reaching Belgium. However, where I got to was somewhere a little crazier…
What do impossible staircases and Rule Number One have to do with walking? Let me tell you… Continue reading
Christmas, alas, did not bring me any snow. So instead I built snowmen out of royal icing…
…and then ate them. Mwahahahahahahaha.
Seriously though, my blog – the Spread – was supposed to be a way to document my travels rather than my waistline. However, I have a cunning plan to rectify both… Continue reading
For the Shone-Marquis family, Old Year’s Eve was a day of excitement – we were finally reunited with our beloved cat babies (thank you Petwings!), who have been living with their grandparents in Kwazulu-Natal since July 2014.
But it was also a day of apprehension… We had heard horror stories of New Year’s in the Netherlands, and how crazy the fireworks-loving Dutch become. Continue reading
What drives you?
Using Neil Gaiman’s words, is there some fictional mountain that you are heading toward as a goal? Have you already reached your mountain?
I confess, there has been no terra (terror?) incognita to explore, no brave deeds, and really not much of anything to do this week.
While Storm Xaver was wreaking havoc in other parts of Europe, we were quietly tucked up in our home, living the quiet life.
But, we did manage to venture out on Sunday, to hang out in Haarlem – an 8km cycle away.