Lawyers never Lose Their Appeal;-)
I've been on this site for many years now, but it took me quite a long time to discover what a wonderfully friendly place it is. I have been to VT meetings abroad (oh well, ok, just one so far) and made arrangements to meet fellow VTers when in their country. It puts such a different slant on the benefits of travel, having met Tartu2005 in Tallinn (with VT friends) and Pushi Rubiano in Aruba, both in 2006!!!! To be fair, Pushi has since left the site and Tartu is not so active, but I still remain in regular contact with Tartu who is now a very close friend.
I live in a small City in the South East of Ireland called Waterford. This is where I was born, and I've lived most of my life here (apart from my College years) so I guess you could say that I'm a real homebird.
I'm a lawyer, for my sins, but please don't hate me 'cos I'm one of those really nice gentle lawyers who listens well and fights her clients corner moreso for the cause than for the money. A bit like Sandra Bullock in Two Weeks Notice:-)
After 23 years in the profession I eventually realised a long standing ambition and said goodbye to a pure law career in late 2008. You know, it's a career that's harder to get out of than to get into. Now I care for my Mum and, thanks to her, we still manage to travel. We prefer warmer climes as the heat is good for her. At this stage in her life she is disabled from osteoporosis and but this doesn't stop her getting out there and travelling. Indeed, the heat is great for her so we gravitate towards warmer climes when it comes to travels.
I love chatting to friends online and have discovered that Travel is truly a hobby that brings people from all walks of life together.
I like to take photographs, too, so I pepper my posts with my favourites wherever I can. It's a hobby I need to work at, but then I hope I'll always have something that I'm working towards. I hate to be bored:-)