10 Years Ago

In 2004 my Sister set off to travel the World-I missed her.


Pink quartz on a leather thong- A gift that said ‘have fun, be safe’.

A weekend by the sea-Quality time to create a year of memories.

Glamorous ‘Bon Voyage’ Party -A reminder to pack lightly.

Heathrow Airport- Departures.


Long distance call- Tearful, safe and overwhelmed.

Early morning calls unanswered-Time differences conspiring.

Received phone calls- Living vicariously (pure joy).

Emails- Reply, print, save in a journal.


Poste Restante- Your Birthday, Christmas and just because…

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Amanda Bird

Amanda Bird

Amanda has always thought of herself as an armchair traveller, and since early childhood books and stories have provided the portal to other worlds. Her love of reading sparked a passion for writing and she has been writing stories since... a very long time ago! She now lives in Hove, and the view allows space for her imagination to roam.
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