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.

Camelot poster IMDB

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 solo across Europe with a heavy backpack and a light heart.  But of course I met many people in my travels, some I am still proud to have as friends today.  And, of course, I had many adventures which translate into stories to tell and I’m slowly working through them all.

Life in Camelot backpacking through Turkey 1986
Ready for the next adventure.

Some of my adventures include sleeping by the side of the A9 in Scotland on New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay) in a rental car, because we couldn’t get any accommodation for love nor money;


Glen Coe Scottish Highlands January 1987I believe in snow - near Inverness Scotland - January 1987

I saved fellow travellers from gypsy children in Rome, and a cable-car scam artist in San Francisco.

I had 20 guns pointed at me in a police stand-off in a New York street; (I wasn’t the target but was standing right beside him),

My family and I rode push bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge in gale force winds, 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 got to sneak on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Sydney, whilst the Queen and Prince Phillip were out to dinner with Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke.


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.

Life In Camelot cruising with Cunard

Life In Camelot on Deal or No Deal, game showI love a good trivia game or quiz and have appeared on television as a contestant on Deal or No Deal (Channel 7), Millionaire Hot Seat (Channel 9) and The Chase Australia (Channel 7).

Life in Camelot on The Chase Australia - June 2017

I also challenged the Captain and his officers on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 when I appeared as a contestant in the final of the Maritime Mastermind Challenge.

Life in Camelot, Maritime Mastermind, Cunard, Queen Mary 2, quiz show

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.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. You have certainly led a full and interesting life! I stumbled across your blog, and I’ve been enjoying reading your posts. Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. RussGary says:

    Dear Genevieve
    What a pleasant surprise to discover your very intriguing blog via your comment to our blog. Let us give thanks to Serendipity.
    – Russ

    1. Why thank you sir; I am a big fan of serendipity.

  3. cocoaupnorth says:

    Lovely to meet you, Genevieve. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have fascinating stories to share, I’ll be catching up soon. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for liking mine too and taking the time to comment.
      I have looked in quite a few places on your blog and cannot find your name anywhere, so unless your name is actually Coco I’m guessing you prefer to remain anonymous…?

      And whilst I prefer warmer climates my husband has fallen in love with all things Scandinavia through watching all the shows over recent years but I don’t like my chances of survival in a cold climate.

      Thanks again,

      1. cocoaupnorth says:

        Hi again! Sorry for the trouble of looking up my name. But yes you’ve guessed right, Coco is the name I go by in this blog as I like to keep it s personal and hobby-oriented as possible. 🙂

        As they say here, ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, but a matter of clothing choice.’ Seriously though, the extreme cold, long and dark Nordic winters are shocking at first but quite magical once used to them, with the snow. Maybe suggest to your hubby a winter vacation, if he is sporty, he’ll be thrilled with all the winter outdoor sports. And you might have a change of mind too. 🙂

      2. Ha, that is what he is longing for Coco – he just has to stop booking cruises first. 😀

  4. pommepal says:

    G’day. Well now what an interesting journey your life so far has been. Gosh 20 guns and they all resisted pulling the trigger, lucky you… I’ll look forward to reading more of you posts. See you around the cyber circle…

  5. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See! We have much in common because I, too, love to read travel books and travelogues. Your Christmas tour sounds lovely, so I hope you’ll post more about it. Best wishes for finding more great places to see!

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I look forward to reading about your travels too.
      Happy travelling in 2016.

  6. Candia says:

    I am going to Melbourne again in Nov till mid Jan 2015, so will try to get down to Port M and look out for you!

    1. That is great news Candia, I’d love to meet up with you. I’m just trying to work out how we can message privately through WordPress – any ideas?

  7. Wow Genevieve, you have done some very interesting things in your time. I did not know there was a certificate in wine appreciation! I need to do this. Best course ever,

  8. Candia says:

    Hi Genevieve!
    Thank you for your lovely comments.
    I am going to be on the Mornington peninsula very soon and will look out for you on the pier at Port Arthur. I might be the one wearing this hat!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic, or anything else on your mind.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s