Sail

Turning Bras into Pumpkins

“Are you an African?” “How did you know?”  “You look like one?” “You have met many?” “No. I have never met an African.” I smiled in confusion “But I have read about them.They are good people.” Trying to show my new mates where Africa is… Charles was clearly incredibly wise Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Namesake

I was named after my late grandmother: Dina. Man was she an epic sort… but then again, everyone in my family is. Left to right: Epic sort, Epic sort. Epic sort. Epic sort But I’ve never really given much serious thought to the whole “who am I really?” nonsence… you Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Monsoons of Malaysia

“Don’t go to the East coast of Malaysia in February” they said. “It’s monsoon season” they said. As usual, Adeena didn’t really have a plan for Malaysia. I mean, it’s one of those countries that you kind of just see what happens. …(Or at least that’s what she said) First Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Explore

Singaporian Shenanigans

I sat in the sky thinking how it was possibly time to get some vengence on the pigeons… I mean, from way up here, I could probably shit on their heads for a change…. But really I was probably just trying to find distraction from the flight… Things weren’t looking Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Tasmanian Angels

When you and your mate randomly find yourselves on the same flight, you know your adventure is off to a great start! And our plane didn’t even crash, so it really was!! (Although I think the rest of the plane were quite confused when I knelt down and licked the Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Cycle

The Final Leg

Fully loaded with bananas, well rested, and psyched for what lay ahead; I left Townsville and set off on the final leg. As always, the road was paved with awesome people and heaps of encouragers. I was so enjoying the ride that by the time I reached Innesfail (a mere Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Sail

100 days of happiness

happiness ˈhapɪnɪs/ noun 1. the state of being happy. “she struggled to find happiness in her life” synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness,cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness,joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness,delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity; exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture,bliss,  blissfulness, euphoria, beatitude, transports of delight;  heaven,paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine;  humorousdelectation; rarejouissance “her eyes shone with happiness” So, recently I’ve had several friends invite me to take part Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Sail

If you have a Moment

Life takes you down some crazy paths…  One moment you’re at work merrily swinging from the trees (or whatever it is you do) and then, in a spur of the moment decision, you’re merrily sailing along across the atlantic… before you know it your boat’s boarded by pirates who steal Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Sail

Return of the Gypsy

Yes, it’ the sequel… It’s time to finish what was started…My old friend, Unemployment, has returned to me and it’s now or never (so obviously it’s now). Back in 2010, when my Soccer World Cup contract had me forced to watch all 64 games (and I don’t like soccer all Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago