Showing posts with label Travel: Morocco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel: Morocco. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Savouring the moment..

Sometimes you just have to savour the moment..
those few precious moments when you feel utterly at peace.

For me, it was the last morning of our trip to Morocco. I woke early
to catch the morning sun and wandered in for breakfast. I found
that I had this beautiful room all to myself. 

I sat down, with a very attentive staff and looked off into the distance. 
The Atlas Mountains were shining in all their glory.
I sipped on my latte and sighed. 

Of all my memories from this trip..and I have plenty more,
this is one of my favourites. I didn't have to worry about who
was watching me take photos...I had this lovely room all to myself.
It was delightful. :)

I am so happy to hear that my postcards are making their
way around the world. Thank you so much for writing
to tell me that they arrived. It is the best part of the journey.

I have many many more...if you
would like to join in, you can write to 
me at

Be sure to tell me about your favourite things..
I like to match the postcard to you!


images taken via my iPhone

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Siesta in Red

A passing shot in Marrakech last week. 
You would never know that it was absolute mayhem all around us. 
I couldn't resist this sleeping fellow. 
More photos to come for those of you who are thinking about Marrakech. 
I have a few travel tips too. :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Red Shoe, Green Shoe

A door in Morocco
One red shoe... Do Not Disturb
One green shoe... Enter
Very clever.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Postcards from a Kasbah...

Morocco...Day 4

Nestled into the high Atlas Mountains, an hours drive from Marrakech, 
she writes by the window and sends thanks to all who have joined in on her postcard promise. 
She is overwhelmed and extremely happy to be thinking of each and every one 
as she writes from... 'Kasbah Tamadot'..

More on Marrakech and the  high Atlas Mountains of Morocco to come...
Mr. H keeps reminding me that I should be relaxing as I am on vacation.
I can think of no better way to relax than to write to friends...

Sending best wishes to one and all.....
Jeanne xx

PS.. (Tamadot translates to 'soft breeze' in the local Berber language)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Marrakech on my mind...

Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains that are on my mind... 
and I have Winston Churchill to thank for that.

Mr H and I are off on an adventure...
a few days break from the chaos of home. 

Sunset over the Atlas Mountains by Winston Churchill, 1935 via

Last year, we visited Chartwell, the lovely country home of Winston Churchill 
and now a National Trust property. Not a grand home by English country home 
standards, but a charming home, a thoughtful home. 

 I adored his art studio where he would let his thoughts roam and put brush onto canvas. 
Many of his paintings are still there and in the midst of them all I discovered Marrakech 
and the Atlas Mountains.  It became a dream destination. 


It was the publication of a book, by his granddaughter, The Hon. Celia Sandys,  that got the ball rolling for me. On a flight to Jerusalem in 2010, I read an article about her then recent book, 
Chasing Churchill, The Travels of Winston Churchill. Celia has written five books about her grandfather, with her most recent book (below) made into a three-part television documentary, here. The idea to travel to Marrakech has stuck ever since. 

images via

Mr. H, a keen adventurer and lover of surprises
did just that with this trip. We are in and out, in our usual one week's 
travel fashion. Off on Monday, returning Friday...I'll take it, anyway I can get it.

So...dear friends, have you been to Marrakech or the Atlas Mountains? 
Any suggestions for us?

Of course, for those of you who have followed me for a while, 
you know what is coming next...POSTCARDS.

My postcard mailing list is growing and I am delighted. 
I have little notes next to names with interests and the locations of the last postcards sent.

Some of you share the same passion for postcards and have told me your interests...
some are looking for English countryside scenes...some like to use them on their inspiration board... others love colours and happy reminders. I love your notes.

Every little detail helps, I tailor them the best I can. If you would like to join 
in the postcard fun, you can write to me with your address
If you would like one from Morocco, let me know, if you would prefer one from London, 
let me know that as well. I buy cards in twos and threes and have a wide variety. 
If you would like a surprise, let me know that too.

Someday, I will make something of this passion of mine
Perhaps I will think on that one when we settle in Vietnam at the end of the year.

I have lots more for you, The Brown Paper Book Club is taking shape too...
more on that when I return!


Love postcards?
Email me your address:
All I ask, is that you let me know when it arrives, 
as always, I love hearing from you!

Already on the postcard list and would like another?
Let me know that too ;)

As always....
Thank you for following me @ Collage of Life
I adore you!

 images as noted, all others via me


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