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LBBs 1st Birthday! 

I am 1 today!!! A year ago today I published my first post New found obsession, featuring meringues. So I found it fitting to celebrate by making some more! 378 more words


Three Unforgettable Tucson Trails

During our month in Tucson, we found many excellent hikes of various lengths and difficulties, and through a surprising range of settings and sceneries. Three unforgettable hiking trails led us to a luxurious desert oasis, a brilliant moonlit peak, and a terrifying hard rock monolith. 756 more words

Slow Travel

A Side Trip into Outer Space

5-4-3-2-1, Blast Off! Whoa…that’s a helluva G-force. I am feeling really nauseous and claustrophobic. I think I am going to be sick. I need to get off this thing. 786 more words

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The Kingdom of Sonoran Desert Plants

If the fearless lion is the king of the jungle, then the ruler of the Sonoran Desert is indisputably the saguaro cactus. Named Carnegiea gigantean… 795 more words

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If at first...

Trying again.

So, I’ve had a few days to lick my wounds and rail at the injustice of the world, and I’ve got my shiny and polished CV all buffed and ready to go. 2,037 more words

Fifty Plus

House Swap

Selling our house, so that we can take a year away to travel round the world, was just one item on the pre-departure checklist, alongside more mundane activities such as organising vaccinations and buying some suitable rucksacks. 313 more words