Welcome to my blog, Life In Camelot.
The name of the blog predominantly reflects my name – my parents were going to call me Guinevere but decided upon the name Genevieve instead, and I am eternally thankful for that. However, I have always felt some affinity for Camelot, be it legend or history.
I would say that Life In Camelot also reflects my life, or my attitude to it; I grew up in a simply beautiful part of Australia – on Sydney’s northern beaches – a little Camelot in New South Wales – and I have lived in beautiful places ever since (mostly), even when I was reluctant to move.
I have always loved to write, and I have always loved to travel. I was a bit slow to realise I could combine the two loves, but thanks to the internet, I am doing that now.
Many years ago I travelled alone across Europe with a heavy backpack and a light heart.
Other adventures include sleeping by the side of the road in Scotland on New Year’s Eve in a rental car bogged in the snow;
saving fellow travellers from gypsy children in Rome, and a cable-car scam artist in San Francisco.
I rode across the Golden Gate Bridge with my family after which we all got the flu, but it was worth it; and I participated in the famous Henley on Todd Regatta (Alice Springs) and won. http://www.henleyontodd.com.au
I trained as an actor at Sydney’s Ensemble Acting Studios and I got my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English from the University of New South Wales.
I also have a Graduate Certificate in Wine and Wine Appreciation from La Trobe University.
I took my first cruise when I was 19, and in 2009 I introduced my family to cruising and we haven’t stopped since.
I love a good trivia game or quiz and have appeared on television as a contestant on Deal or No Deal (Channel 7) and Millionaire Hot Seat (Channel 9). I also challenged the Captain and his officers on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth when I appeared as a contestant in the final of the Maritime Mastermind Challenge.
I also love to read travel books, travel blogs and travelogues.
I look forward to sharing the journey with like-minded souls and I look forward to hearing from you – your thoughts and your own adventures.