Saturday 08 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike
We all have or have had mums, mothers, mummies… call them what you will.
Mine is nuts. But in a good way, don’t get me wrong 🙂
Known on here as Granny Spike, she is an inspiration in many ways. Over her 80 years, she has got up to more tricks than she’ll care me to mention, but suffice it to say, she has lived a full life, and from what you’ll read next, you’ll see she ain’t done yet!
I was chatting to her on Gmail (she lives in the UK) and we lost internet, so she emailed me (silver surfer’s rule, eh?)
I was reading your blog post on dreams… I agree entirely.
I didn’t get much chance over the years, although we visited some amazing places. I now have the chance to explore more exciting opportunities and put some fun back into my life. Who knows where it will lead me in the future.
Most people think I am a bit mad and keep saying how brave I am. I disagree. If I don’t go off on my own, how will I ever go anywhere? Remember the words from a song in South Pacific “You got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream. How you gonna have a dream come true?”
I have always been a dreamer – watch this space
So my old mum, a.k.a. Granny Spike, is off walkabouts again, on her own, travelling across the South Pacific, from Santiago in Chile, to Sydney in Australia.
Is she nuts? Maybe a little, but it goes a way to explaining my own wanderlust and grab on life. Perhaps I’m not as ‘original’ as I would have liked to think, lol.