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 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.
Some of my 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 have been on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, whilst the Queen was out to dinner!
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 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.
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.