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Slow Travel

All you need is the plan, the road map and the courage to press on to your destination.
~ Earl Nightingale

We are pretty sure that we have covered this subject before...
We absolutely love road trips and they start as soon as we close the door at home.
We focus on the journey, rather than the destination.

Sometimes the journey turns out to be completely different than we expected, but it never matters.
What is important to us is that we enjoy it.
Being on the road lights us both up - the amazing places we come across and the people we meet, the new friends and connections we make - it's all wonderful. 
Even when we set out to explore a place only to discover that we have been there before, which seems to happen a lot lately...Hahaha!!!

It makes us sad that most people are so keen to get to their destination as quickly as possible, they miss out on so much.
Folks who drive long hours don't seem to think of their journey as part of their trip, it's something to get out of the way before they can concentrate on having fun.

We say slow down and enjoy your journeys, because it is during them that the adventures really happen.

And the same can be said of life too!



Love Kay and Sime xx



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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
~ Edward Thomas ~
Every time we venture out to pick nettles, Sime always goes on about this poem!

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Nettles are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potass…