In our previouos life, both TBH ( the better half) and I used to spend quite a lot of time driving up and down the main highway of the city getting to and from work. At one time it was classified as the most dangerous highway in the world and some of the many fatal accidents that we saw occur on it would verify that. At the time there was no other alternative, pleased to say that now one could take the train instead.
We are both thankful that now when TBH goes to and from the office he no longer has to take the risk of being run off the road by a 4 wheel drive doing 200 kmp in the fast lane trying to overtake you on the hard shoulderof a 6 lane highway. Instead TBH can meander through the country lanes, passing the succulant vineyards where the grapevines spread their green leaves and the grapes begin their juicey journey into winehood.
We have taken the exit of the fast lane and slowed the pace down giving us time and energy to enjoy what is arround us.
As you can probably tell, TBH is a very good photographer, ( the not so good ones are mine!) and his photo bag goes with him most days so he doesn't miss the opportunity to capture the little things in life like this pretty caper flower dancing in the evening breeze.
We feel increadibly fortunate to live where we do, and there isn't a day that goes by that we aren't grateful for the challenge of change, and glad that we took that exit, as this has given us the opportunity to explore the more creative sides of our charecters, which in turn has given us the inspiration for Hay Bale Happiness.
Born in Kenya, growing up in the highlands amongst the tea plantations, gave me a deap understanding of mother earth and all she has to offer. Have been lucky enough to travel the world as an Artistic Director hairdressing on Cruise Liners and in International Salons, in London, Sydney,Hanoi and Dubai. Backpacking through South East Asia,Australia and New Zealand and latterly working as a Senior Leisure consultant for a travel company in what was the fastest growing city in the world, Dubai.
I am now a Travel Writer and CHO, Join me on my safari for a simple sustainable life in a shamba on Cyprus.