All posts filed under: Local Adventures

Chasing flowers

Finding beauty in the ordinary also means marvelling at nature’s wonders, and when you can’t travel to the other side of the world to discover something completely new and extraordinary, well you just have to find that little bit of magic in your everyday life. This is even more true now that travelling is… complicated, to say the least. This is what local adventures are about for me, even when there is no pandemic: making an adventure out of pretty much anything. It can be for an afternoon or just a few hours, it can be a new hike or walk in your area, taking pictures of a flower field, discovering a small town next to your city, or even just going to a museum 5 minutes away from your home. Well, in spring most of my local adventures were about flowers, and I have already talked about going to the bluebell forest a few weeks ago, for instance. Another time, I went with a friend of mine to a beautiful street close to my …

Belgium’s Blue Forest

As with some of my previous local adventures, this new one is all about flowers and specifically about bluebells. These pretty purple flowers look like tiny little bells and were in full bloom at the end of April. They are usually found in woodlands and are typically associated with fairies and magic.

Visiting Manosque

To start this series of local adventures I will talk about last week’s visit of a town in Provence called Manosque. This town, located less than an hour away from my place, is famous because the French author Jean Giono was born and lived there, and most of his books are set in the South of France.

Local Adventures

Last year I made a list of what I valued the most in life, the things I wanted to keep doing, or to do more of in the future. I selected a few things that were very important to me, and one of the entries of this list is “Adventure and excitement”.