“Have you ever…. ” is a collection of stories and photos. Some of these will be quirky, others funny, and some are just simple tales about things I have seen, done, found fascinating or just simply enjoyed, on this great merry-go-round of life.
I have been fortunate to have lived on two continents and have also been lucky enough to have travelled quite a bit.
Australia and southern Africa (the places where I have lived), have very many similarities and also many unique features, all of which are a delight.
This blog does not have a single focus. Instead, it is a collection of all sorts of varied articles which get posted in no particular order. Some are responses to challenges posted by other bloggers, others are articles about whatever I feel inspired to write about at the time!
I have also spent many hours in the ‘bush’, surveying and observing plants an animals. However, whilst I love watching and photographing the latter, my passion is for plants. (As an added bonus, the latter pose patiently as they are photographed, and generally don’t bite, so are generally far easier to work with!).
But most often, this blog will be a place to post many of the photos that I have collected in my travels and to describe my recollections of those amazing experiences.
My travels have taken me through the Middle East, Southern Africa, Asia, Europe and the UK as well as closer destinations such as New Zealand and many places in Australia.
In recent years, I have found that the best way to see these places has been from the saddle of my bicycle. I have been lucky enough to have completed three cyclo-tours so far, with more to come in future years. You can follow these adventures on my ‘Ride a rainbow‘ cycling blog if you are interested.
I hope you enjoy reading my various articles and that they inspire you to go and see some of these wonderful places for yourself!
In case you are wondering about the name Madoqua……
In late 2012 I wrote a post which discussed my thoughts on the contents of About pages and whether I should have included an explanation for my name “Madoqua” on my About page. My readers thought that this was a good idea.
But instead of repeating the information, I have hyperlinked to the post. If you click the link to the article: ‘About’ pages and blog names‘ and you can read all about it!