Pipa Gordon

The summer of travels


As I write this my to-do list at the corner of my eye is nearly all crossed off (how I LOVE that feeling!!) …although I need to move the kitten off the bags, where there is a bag, he curls up and falls asleep!

Pipa Gordon's kitten

This afternoon, we are flying off to Uzbekistan where the soaring heat will not be the only challenge as after two weeks, we will fly home, but will be leaving Myles there until October as he is staying with very good friends of ours and taking part in an international school exchange. It’s such an exciting time for all of us but a little bit daunting too.

It’s not the only trip though, Myles, Beely and I went down to the Isle of Wight for our annual camping trip and again, as always, the weather turned to howling gales and sheet rain. Perhaps we should cancel this tradition and then everyone would keep the great weather? If only it was that easy. Speaking of islands, we have been watching the entire collection of Lost over the last 6 months and finally finished it yesterday before Myles goes. Have you seen it? I don’t want to ruin it if you haven’t but Beely’s words right at the end were “WHAT A WASTE OF 6 MONTHS!!!” … she was indignant, it was hilarious!

Previous to the Isle of Wight, Brian and I managed to sneak off for a couple of nights to celebrate our anniversary. This year we chose Ross on Wye and went to all of our favourite spots. It’s amazing what you can fit into a short break. We walked, talked, rowed, got wet, ate yummy food, drank delicious wine and generally spoiled ourselves which was such a treat.

Earth Spirit sandal and Ultrasun

So time to finish packing, I am of course wearing my Join cropped trousers on the flight …I live in them, and I am taking my favourite Earth Spirit sandals to tourist my “socks” off in … no socks in 40 degree heat though. And yes, my Ultrasun is most definitely packed!

I will leave you with a little kitten slide show, he’s growing as you can see and poor Sherbert’s patience is being thoroughly tested as he is mugged every time he enters the house! I think they like each other though.

Take care and see you when we get back, make sure you’re following me on Twitter to see pics of Uzbekistan whilst we are gone.

Much love,

Pipa x


  1. Gregory Burslem August 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm -  Reply

    Lovely Blog Lovely Family Lovely Pipa
    All the best.xx

  2. El August 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pip – as you know my Mr14 is off to Woodstock for 2 weeks, can’t imagine 2 months! Am sure he will have a blast, what an amazing experience – enjoy your trip and oh my gosh how cute is the kitten?! Am sure he keeps you all on your toes! Much love, el x

  3. Josephine Jennings August 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Enjoy your trip, I hope Myles enjoys the student exchange. What an adventure.

  4. Helen Dovidio August 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Love Ross On Wye(especially The Royal Hotel and Symmonds Yat)-my parents spend their wedding anniversary there.Hope you cope okay when you have to come home without Myles.Being a parent is tough!

  5. Christine August 16, 2017 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa can’t believe is your anniversary all ready. Ross on Wye is lovely place. Hope Myles enjoy is school exchange. Kitten is getting big.
    Christine X

  6. Charlotte August 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    Always enjoy your blogs – and your kitten is ridiculously cute!

  7. Hester Tulloch August 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa hope you have a lovely holiday and are not too sad leaving Myles there, on the cat kitten front I have a cat called Thor he is fourteen, my son and his partner have a kitten who is now 18 months and h is such a bully o my old boy sits in wait for him to do a sneak attack, think he just wants to play but my boy is having none of it it’s hilarious xx

  8. Carol Minns August 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    Love your blogs so much Pipa, especially pics of your horse,so cute, as are your cats and dog. Hope you have a great time in Uzbekistan and myles enjoys his exchange.xx

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