45 episodes

'It's time to Travel Virtually...escape from COVID 19… make your way to the Majorcan sun, walk on Cromer beach, listen to wild animals on an African Safari, hunt WW2 submarines in Orkney, lap up the vibrant coast of Cape Town, and swim in the warm blue waters of the small archipelago of Palau in the South Pacific and then if you're brave enough, come deep-sea diving in the Red Sea.

There's endless opportunities. Have you climbed Everest, swum with great white sharks or Journeyed into Space? Get in touch fantasyholspodcast@gmail.com.

Learn how to get involved: https://youtu.be/S6Ie4rYNtjQ

Fantasy Holidays in a time of COVID Barrie Tankel, Joy Cox & friends

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'It's time to Travel Virtually...escape from COVID 19… make your way to the Majorcan sun, walk on Cromer beach, listen to wild animals on an African Safari, hunt WW2 submarines in Orkney, lap up the vibrant coast of Cape Town, and swim in the warm blue waters of the small archipelago of Palau in the South Pacific and then if you're brave enough, come deep-sea diving in the Red Sea.

There's endless opportunities. Have you climbed Everest, swum with great white sharks or Journeyed into Space? Get in touch fantasyholspodcast@gmail.com.

Learn how to get involved: https://youtu.be/S6Ie4rYNtjQ

    44. The Mill France - Nathalie Edwards

    44. The Mill France - Nathalie Edwards

    I am Nathalie. An interior architect, artist, former project manager and all round dreamer. In November 2018, I left
    my London life, took the plunge, and moving my life to France. I now live in a Water Mill which dates back to
    pre1735. It sits on the banks of the River Cernon, in the region of Aveyron. Surrounded by nature on the edge of
    the village of Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon, close to the market town of Millau and 2km from the Norman Foster
    designed Millau Viaduct.
    I have been refurbishing the building - it was a working flour mill until as recently as 2000 – retained many of the
    original features, determined to keep as much of the buildings history as possible. As well as the new
    kitchen/dining area and the new salon reception room, there are now 4 new bedrooms, 3 new shower rooms and
    4 new toilets added to the existing self -contained apartment that sleeps up to 4 people. A delightful
    meditation/chill out room has been created on the ground floor and the sun terrace has been refurbished and
    made usable. The conversion of the old 120 Mtre Sq piggery into a working ceramics/art studio has also been
    completed!
    I am a ceramic artist and will be splitting my time between creating my own works and hosting/facilitating
    retreats/workshops/collaborations and residencies. Covid has been a challenging time, but weirdly allowed me
    more time as due to travel restrictions etc, I have not been able to facilitate retreats or host many events, as per
    the paned programme.

    The Covid Situation (this is written/ recorded June 2021) has allowed me more time to be creative and it’s during
    this time that my Goddesses Sculptures Series has come into being. I am also writing a book, with the help and
    support of fellow writers at The London Writers Salon. I would have made no progress if it were not for these
    guys!
    This summer I have planned two Raku ceramic courses and in I will be hosting September Writers Retreats (
    Email address is below if you would like further information on these or general stay enquires)

    I have also undertaken the somewhat daunting challenge of starting the process to become a micro hydroelectric
    power supplier of energy to the green grid. No small feat, especially with the world renowned challenges of French
    Administration! I am determined to make real change in a positive direction for the planet and future generations.
    This project will be financed by eco warriors far and wide and everyone who is interested in helping take the strain
    off Mother Nature’s precious natural resources. If you would like to be kept informed about all news from The Mill,
    please feel free to sign up for The Mill News Letter for information on events, ceramics, hydroelectric progress and
    all the shenanigans of a London Gal, swapping her life for one in the French Countryside!
    P.S. This summer I have planned two Raku ceramic courses and in I will be hosting September Writers Retreats (
    Email address is below if you would like further information on these or general stay enquires)

    https://themillfrance.com/blog
    email: nathalie@themillfrance.com for more information
    https://www.nathalieedwards.com/ for my ceramics
    The Mill was featured in a short video sponsored by Bricomarche a French DIY store featuring interesting places to stay in
    France – You can see more of The Mill , and a very nervous me here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWiVPkf4ZDE
    instagram: themillfrance
    Facebook: The Mill France

    • 9 min
    43. Fara Grim - Georgia

    43. Fara Grim - Georgia

    Fara and her husband Bob are in their mid-40s. They have been traveling the world since 2017 meeting new friends along the way. Global Couple LIFE is their online community to connect couples worldwide to share their common interest in travel. www.globalcouplelife.com, https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalcouplelife, https://twitter.com/globalcoupleli1

    • 10 min
    42. India - Tracy Bickley

    42. India - Tracy Bickley

    Excerpts from a diary; kept during her first travels to India in the 90’s, a place revisited since that first adventure. A few moments of the six-week journey are shared, as we are taken around this vast beautiful country steeped in history.
    Stories that will stay with her forever, like brightly coloured photos imprinted in her heart & imagination.
    Tracy Bickley is a London based creative. She first traveled to India while living in New York in the early 90’s.
    The places travelled and lived retained little pieces of her heart; reappear in the fictional stories she writes. 

    • 9 min
    41. Athens to Patras - Robin Reif

    41. Athens to Patras - Robin Reif

    Imagine a teenager with an inchoate desire to test herself but no ability to foresee consequences who goes AWOL from a charter flight that stops to refuel in Greece, then hitchhikes her way alone through Europe and returns, spirits (and virginity) intact Robin takes us to the road from Athens to Patras along the Aegean on a starry summer night at the start of her adventure thumbing through Europe. 

    She’s since made her life in New York City where she’s worked in the field of Brand Engagement while raising a daughter from Jiangsu, China and is now pursuing an MFA from Bennington.  

    Her work has appeared in The New York Times Modern Love column, Mc Sweeney’s, The Missouri Review (Winter, 2022) and Off-Assignment. Sound Engineer - Nour Harakati 

    https://robinreif.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-reif-46133a/ https://www.facebook.com/robin.reif.96

    • 8 min
    40. St Kilda - Leigh Chambers

    40. St Kilda - Leigh Chambers

    The archipelago of St Kilda, in the Outer Hebrides, was evacuated in 1930 but its beauty and isolation still fascinates thousands of visitors who make the long journey each year to visit it. Leigh Chambers was one of them.

    • 5 min
    39. Lesotho - Chris Hawton

    39. Lesotho - Chris Hawton

    Chris takes us to Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges.  Not your every day holiday destination.

    • 6 min

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