Hi! I’m Jo! Johanna when I’m feeling posh, I was always Jan to my Dad, and Joasiu to my Polish family. A bit of a mix-up, I guess. The one definite, however, is my restless nature. I can’t be still for too long, unless of course it’s sunny and I’ve got a good book. I love to travel and to explore our world. It doesn’t have to be the big wide world- I can be ridiculously happy not too far from home, so long as I’m out there, just embracing life. I’m a North East of England lass and love our coastline and moorlands- so wonderful for walking.
The climate? Well, not so great, but I’m lucky and can sometimes escape to our little place in the sun in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. Nor does it end there. We’re not far from the Spanish border so visits to Seville, Granada and Cordoba and beyond are possible. I continue to drag my poor defenceless husband ever further, though he’s a home body really. (classic case of mismatching!)
And then there’s the Polish saga. The family make me welcome whenever I can get there, and boy, do they know how to party! You can follow the story on My Personal A-Z of Poland page.
Of course I still have a wish list, and it was to help me fulfil my dreams that I started to write travel guides for a venture called Simonseeks. I’d always kept a travel diary, and it was hugely satisfying both to share my experiences and make new friends with the same passion for travel. Simonseeks hit a few troubles, but bounced back, and is still a good source of travel information. You can find me on there with this link.
Meantime I’d developed the writing bug and become addicted to writing about my travels. So, the blog came about, and I’m loving it. The blogging community are so supportive and encouraging. I’ve made loads of new friends. You can be restless with me any time!
I’m also quite happy to write material for others. I’ve travelled fairly extensively so if you can use my services at all please contact me at email@example.com.