Yule on the road…

Not everyone has a family to go to, so for us others become very precious; folk who come into our lives from very different backgrounds and cultures. The Yuletide wheel turns yet again and here we are…

Dominique, Hedi and Poppy, aka 'The Three Musketeers'!

Dominique, Hedi and Poppy, aka ‘The Three Musketeers’!

Hostel life can be lonely at this time of year, but Hedi and Dominique have become my firm friends, all of us semi-homeless, crazy, happy, and blowing with the wind. We are all free spirits, making do with just enough of everything to get by. We feasted on Dominique’s potato cakes and Hedi’s glorious chestnut roast, all good old fashioned Northern European indigenous food, fit for the old Gods!

Sure the years are passing us by, but what years they are! Happy, sad, moments of immense emotional experience, but no compromise in choosing the way we live; honest, true and free.

Winter Solstice is always a special; a time for quiet reflection, a closeness with the old Gods and a chance to sacrifice something in me for a gift from something in them. Along with the rebirth of the Lady Sól (Sun) on her return from the underworld, so the sublimation of winter’s chill reflects the return in our hearts of the vibrant life force.

Dominique beautiful photo of Hedi and I, during our wander on the Thames.

Dominique’s beautiful photo of Hedi and I, during our wander on the Thames.

Walking along the Thames with the lights all around, my little family arm in arm, we celebrated the joie de vivre. For us, everyday is tainted with this freedom, and although it is often hard, it is never dull! Is there life outside of the traditional family set-up?

We think so!


About Viking Queen

I am a sailor and I live on my boat 'Free'. I have no home but originate from Tyneside. I have no allegiance, just a desire to do no harm and live with courage and an open heart.
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17 Responses to Yule on the road…

  1. Bless you all! Best of best wishes.

  2. Viki Moore says:

    Merry Christmas Poppy! All the way from New Zealand summer on our boat. Xx

  3. rollinwithcarro says:

    Merry Christmas Poppy.

  4. stswan2014 says:

    Merry Christmas Poppy and to all of your traveling friends. Love is happiness in all hearts.

  5. michael says:

    Hi Poppy

    belated greetings to you I hope you didn’t get tooo drunk . Xmas here in Mada is more of a religious event than a family one .Its unusal to exchange gifts and xmas cards are unherad off , which suits me fine . I even attended our local catholic church on 24th – actually my old dutch friend who is staying with us wanted to go along – not particularly inspiring but at least I met upwith some girlfriends so all was not wasted !!

    My dutch friend Dick and I are currently sat in an internet cafe waiting for a train to take him down to the indian ocean .It should have left at 7am its now 2.30pm – Mada time !!

    Not planning on doing anything special at new year just the usual piss up .

    have fun and keep those boots on lots of love mike Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:33:24 +0000 To: ishtar20022002@hotmail.com

    • Viking Queen says:

      Some things never change, huh? And you… a married man?;0)
      Do you still have aspirations to be a Catholic Priest?
      Have a great time and happy new year! Love to Madagascar.

  6. Liz Poole says:

    Wishing you all good things. Love from Liz and Tony xx

    Sent from my iPhone

  7. christian says:

    5th try of leaving message on New toy seasonal greetings from all of us. C u soon for coffee. Take care and keep warm getting cold out there

  8. christian says:

    Hooray it did it

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