It's called Rambling in Britain, Bush Walking in Australia, Tramping in NZ and Hiking in America.

Whatever it's called, welcome to my blog which is simply about journeys and life..... It shares stories, tales and thoughts, in prose, verse, photo and video. WALK ON RAMBLER


Saturday, August 30, 2008


I recently journeyed down a river by houseboat. As a confirmed non-boatee with litle boating experience this was rather an interesting trip.

There is something about "rivers" that is so special.

For one thing, your path is determined and you just go with the flow or you can go against the flow . On past long canoe trips it was so peaceful at times to let the current drift you along silent reaches . No need to plan or think as the path was determined.So peaceful.

Our river trip had its moments of course -storms,fuel,anchor drift. But in general the river took us along and we enjoyed the journey

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Cliches like "Live in the present moment" and " seize the day" flood lifestyle writings.

It's true we all acknowledge that .
It is also true that distant hills do look a lot greener than the present moment.
Frequently, however, our intent to live in the present is buried in the lost legions of good intentions. Hidden somewhere near the need to get fit, the need to lose weight, the need to reduce stress, the need to work on relationship.... and so the thought and intention is dead and buried.
Rather ironic really ,because the thought of living in the present moment is put off as something we will definitely intend to practice later.
So here are some immediate tips if you really want to try to live the moment
1. Start at this particular moment..grab it now...for me this moment now is this blog which is not the best ever written in the past or the best that will ever be written in the future but at this moment is my best
2. Stay with the moment without distraction
3. Be happy that you have this moment.
4. When the time comes move on to the next moment and leave this one behind
5 Keep the process of staying in the moment as simple as possible......it is possible...SEIZE IT

Monday, June 16, 2008


Life is all about a journey or so some say in searching for that magic metaphor which gives LIFE meaning. Whatever meaning you give to life it has the distinct mortal beginning and end and then all those " bits" in the middle.

This all about the " bits "- however big that middle is.

This is all about the journey in the middle.

Hope you will join me on this trip

Happy Trails