Wednesday's Words

I have been thinking a lot about how sometimes the simplest of words can bring comfort, reassurance, encouragement and inspiration. As you know from my previous blog post titles , I am a fan of song lyrics. My short and sweet book reviews will also tell you that I love reading and thanks to the genius of a Kindle, I often highlight phrases, sentences or a few short words that I find some special meaning in.

Wednesday's words will combine these words with a photograph from my travels and if appropriate, as it is today, I'll also share a little story too. I'll also be posting these photos on Facebook so play along there if you'd like.

I'm a little embarrassed that the first isn't some great profound, mind. Instead it's a British pop star, but it was listening to her sing this lyric as I ran around Vondelpark in Amsterdam the other day that inspired me to start this so I have to give credit where it's due. 

Thanks Ellie Goulding.

During the five months NewMan and I spent on the road, I lost two T-shirts, one dress, one pair of shorts, two pairs of knickers, one bra (!) and my favourite animal print satin dressing gown (don't judge). I have some idea where some of these items ended up (Thai street laundrettes, hotel rooms, campsite bathrooms) but for some of them I am clueless and I really miss that dressing gown. 

But what did I gain? A huge pot of memories and some beautiful moments like finding small pieces of light and eye-catching metallic composites on a beach on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. No matter how many things you lose in life, you will always gain more in experience.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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