One of the first things I checked on, when moving down to Ecuador, was the distance between Cuenca and Wellington. New Zealand, that is. Those of you who know where this is going, can stop laughing. Right now!
My friend Judith lives there and, in my geographically challenged mind, I just knew that it would take much less time to get there than it would have from Toronto. Hmmmm. My son still laughs when I mention this, but then, he travelled the whole coast of South America ten years, or so, ago. I was thinking it might be, maybe a seven hour flight. Sort of like going from Toronto to London, England. Not so. But seriously, who knew the distance was 6,915 miles!
Some people arrive in your life with charm and wit, a keen mind and a fabulous sense of humour. And you fall in love with them. Thus it has been with Judith.
When you see the title of her blog, you’ll understand why I was immediately attracted. “I choose how I will spend the rest of my life” is a motto I espouse wholeheartedly. Judith writes of memories of her childhood in war-torn England, of life as a young bride, of adjusting to the loss of her loves, of her travels – of life and the choices she has and continues to make. She also writes delightful short stories that many of us keep begging for more of. Do go visit here.
And here’s a bonus: Judith, who is a prolific reader, began this year to post reviews on a new blog. She’s introduced me to a couple of authors whose books I’ve enjoyed. You may find the same will be true for you at Books And More Books.
(p.s. I happen to know that two of Judith’s favourite bloggers live in Cuenca! Might there be a visit in the future?)