• new caledonia
    Travel,  Wish List

    New Caledonia: A Little Piece of Paradise

    There are hundreds of places in the world that I would love to see and probably never will. In this series of posts, I’m writing about these places, sharing a little bit of information about what pulls me to them. Today is number 4 on my top 5 list and it’s New Caledonia. The first time I heard about New Caledonia was when my Dad talked about his time in Australia as a young man. He worked in a factory and made some friends there who were also immigrants. They were from New Caledonia. I’ll have to verify this story with him again in case I’ve remembered it wrong but…

  • Mental Health,  Personal

    I Think of Baku

    I think of Baku when I feel depressed. I’ve never been to Azerbaijan and before last year I had no intention of ever going. But now, it’s my happy place. The place I go to when I’m scared or sad or feeling anything that is at all unpleasant. I’m in a little cafe in Baku, wearing something fabulous, perhaps the elegant black jumpsuit I’ve worn once that sits in the back of my wardrobe, along with some oversized sunglasses and the glittery black kitten heels I’m saving for a special night. I have a glass of champagne in my hand. I’m straight-edge so I’m not sure why I would ever…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Lacey's Travel Bucket List

    A few days ago, I read a blog by The Rebel Chick about her travel bucket list.  It made interesting reading.  I love to read about people’s dreams and plans.  What could be better?  It’s like taking a walk around inside someone’s imagination and seeing what’s there.  And when it’s about different parts of the world?  Yeah, I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. I thought to myself, what would be on my own travel bucket list?  Well, I started to make my list, then realised that it’s not so much a travel bucket list.  Just a bucket list.  Because travelling was been a big part of my life…