Blog on Hiatus and a South American Adventure

Yes, that’s right folks as from tomorrow, this blog will be in hiatus for the next four weeks as hubby and I take off for a summer adventure in South America.
We have been planning on going for nearly two years. Timing, work etc…. was crucial in finally pulling it off. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be going finally. .Yay!!! Our first stop in Santiago, Chile will be staying for the first week with an online friend I have known since 2009. We have both been getting steadily excited over the past few weeks, with her planning a couple of overnight stays in the mountains and in a seaside resort, while I have been dashing around with last-minute buying of bits and pieces. We have never met, yet she is the loveliest dear friend, we have become very close and she is the sister I never had. Although we hadn’t seen each other by webcam for the past couple of years now, she is the one I run to, to talk things over, who laughs at me when I am down. She is the one who I rang and kept company by phone while she waited for her young daughter to come out of surgery. She is also the one who asks me what the correct English word or words while at work because her boss wanted to know. She also taught me how to use Photoshop and other programs. Among the many other fun things we do, she is the one who listens to my rambling story ideas, even though she is not a writer or associated with my writing groups. We are just there for each other, no matter our quirky ways or faults. I am so looking forward to finally meeting her and her family. Hubby and I will later join a tour to Mendoza , traveling through Argentina and Brazil ending up in Rio. We then fly back for one last night in Santiago to spend with my friend again before heading home. That will be hard.
So you see folks I will be a little quiet here. I will be taking my writing pad with me and jotting down ideas for stories I come across and doing some much-needed revision to polish my manuscripts. Although I hope to be able to post one more PPBF all going well, and I have time to set it up. I will however be able to make comments on posts I receive notification by email, and I may be able to pick up Facebook , but otherwise, to my dear followers…….
Adiós y hasta que vuelva. Goodbye and until I return.
Sea feliz Be Happy
All the best and happy Writing..

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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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32 Responses to Blog on Hiatus and a South American Adventure

  1. SO exciting! Be safe and have fun!

  2. tinamcho says:

    I’m excited for you, Diane! Have fun and can’t wait to hear all about it and SEE photos! I’m sure you’ll get lots of story ideas, too!

  3. Wishing you wondrous adventures, quiet reflections and a joyous meeting with your dear friend in Chile. Looking forward to hearing your news when you return.
    Safe travels!
    Adios,
    Diana

    • Thank you so much Diana for your kind words. Sure look out for when my blog starts up again or maybe on FB when I get an opportunity I will update. Laos is always in my thoughts.
      Adios dear friend!

  4. Safe travels and enjoy making wonderful new memories that will inspire you in every aspect of your life!

  5. Sylvia Liu says:

    Diane, have a wonderful trip. What a treat… you’ll get so many new story ideas, I bet.

  6. Catherine Johnson says:

    Bon voyage! :0)

  7. Darlene says:

    Have a fabulous time and come back with great ideas. I so wish I could be going as well. Amanda would have such a great adventure! The fact that you are meeting a blogging friend is even more special. Enjoy every minute! XO

    • Oh Darlene, I so wish you were joining us. We would make a great team. Husbands off doing their thing and you and I sussing out story ideas …. lol. Yes meeting my dear friend is very special. Thank you!

  8. Joanna says:

    Wonderful. i know you and hubby will enjoy every minute. Enjoy the break!

  9. I wish you a fun and safe trip…I’ll chat with you when you get back…;~)

    Donna L Martin

  10. Have a wonderful trip, Diane! Take lots of pictures! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back! Bon Voyage 🙂

  11. Have a wonderful time Diane. You’re probably on your way. I love South America, particularly Brazil. Can’t wait to hear all you have to share. It’s so nice you have so many friends around the word. What an adventure.

    • Thank you dear Pat, I have already enjoyed a week with my dear friend, so sad we had to part already. She has promised the family will come to NZ in a couple of years. Off tonight to Mendosa.

  12. How very exciting! I know it will be great to read and see all about it in your later posts! Lucky you to have such a friend – no matter the distance! Hugs to you and safe travels!

  13. Have fun! I hope you stay well and safe and take lots of pictures! 😀

  14. Stacy S. Jensen says:

    Enjoy. Safe travels.

  15. cassam101 says:

    How wonderful,you are so lucky.Have a wondeful time Diane and enjoy meeting your friend it will be lovely.x

    • Oh, thank you Anne. I had such a wonderful time with my friend. I have to admit I cried when we said goodbye. Even though we will meet again before we fly home for one last special night out. (silly i know, I couldn´t help it. She is so special) She already texted me to say she had so much fun with us and misses us already….(me too)

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