Thursday's Child

Thursday, September 2, 2010

“Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace
Wednesday’s child is full of woe
Thursday’s child has far to go …”

Those of you who have met me know there are a few things that I value above all others.  My family and church are at the top of that list.  Writing has always been an important means of self-expression for me.  And ever since I was a 16-year old working on a tobacco farm, I’ve saved every penny I could spare for my travel fund.

I came by this love honestly.  When I was a kid, my father spent the spring and early summer poring over pamphlets from the local CAA (the Canadian version of AAA, for my American friends).  Every August we hooked up the car, hitched up the tent trailer, and hit the road for our holiday. I’ll never forget visiting the homes of my favourite authors, Louisa May Alcott and L.M. Montgomery, and meeting the real-life Maria Von Trapp at the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont.  (My sister and I were speechless with excitement; she was incredibly gracious.)

For me, there’s nothing as exciting as starting to plan a trip, reading and researching a destination. Hopefully I can share some of that excitement with you!  I’ll be blogging about places I’ve been and places I’d like to go.  I’ll be sharing funny stories and anecdotes about my adventures.  I’ll write about the delicious, and not-so-delicious, food we eat on holidays.  Occasionally, I hope to invite a guest blogger to write here too.

I hope you’ll take this journey with me!


Valerie Gamine said...

I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures! :)

Shandy said...

What a fun journey to take. Memories put to words helps imprint them for a lifetime and beyond. I love your story and I hope you start your project here.

I'm sorry you were not able to follow along with CEiMB this week. I like looking at the idea of cooking twice a month and not every week because we run into, well, life. Thank you for stopping by, I enjoy seeing you and dropping by your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

natalia said...

Ciao Beth ! I love to travel and to dream about far countries ! I'll read your diaries !!

Kayte said...

You and I could travel excellently together! There is nothing more wonderful than travel and research!!!!! Safe and fun journeys to you.

Heather said...

This is going to be a lovely blog.Cakes and travels - a wonderful combination!

Beth said...

I wish I could travel with all of you!
"Cakes and travels" would have been an excellent blog name, Heather. I love it!

Hanaâ said...

I love to travel and the picture you posted at the bottom of your post is near and dear to my heart. That looks like a tagine market in Morocco (I was there last May) :o)

First time here. I'll definitely be back!

Beth said...

Hanaa, I'm so glad you found my blog! You were right on: it's a photo of the market in Essaouira, Morocco. I loved Morocco and will definitely be writing more about that trip in future.

Hanaâ said...

I've been to Morocco many times but have yet to make it to Essaouira. On our most recent trip we visited Marrakech, Casablanca, and Tetouan (and Ceuta but that's officially Spain). Looking forward to your post about your Morocco trip.

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