On October 3rd 2014 my two boys (Dow and Orly) and I set off on a trip around the world. Over a period of six months we will be travelling to seven different countries to find seven different colours, raising money for the charity War Child as we go.
In India we will travel to saffron fields that lie in the mountains of Kashmir, join the harvesters in a sea of blue crocuses which hide the yellow stamen that produces the most expensive spice in the world.
In China we will trek to temples to find the most prized china that the Ming emperors were buried with, prized because it was glazed with celedon green.
In New Zealand we will find the lavender fields and the purple sea snails that weep the colour violet.
In Australia we will venture deep into the interior to find Aboriginal settlements and the ancient cave paintings of red ochre that date back to the earliest of mankind’s paintings.
In Chile we will seek out the Lapis Lazuli mines, that lie high in the Andes at 4000m, and find the rock that can be made into the blue pigment that has painted a thousand skies.
In South Carolina we will find the Indigo fields, journey to the plantations that carry the legacy of the American slave trade. In Italy we will discover the secret recipe that is cremona, the orange varnish that has coloured the violins of Stradavari.
If you would like to donate please go to Just Giving or text RABO77 and the amount you would like to give to 70070.
We will be following you all the way – hope you find all the colours and more, lovely family xx
Thank you, lovely friend. x
Saw this on Twitter. As a mother of 3 I am in awe of you and so envious of your boys on behalf of my own. Also – this would have made the most amazing documentary TV. Safe travels.
Thank you so much Dyan. Lovely words, and sweetly encouraging.
Hi Lindsay, I’ve been following you through Gemma’s posts on facebook. Didn’t know there was a blog..(saw one) I need to catch up 🙂
This is truly an amazing journey and I do hope you find all the colours and raise enough money and awareness for your project. Safe travels!
Thank you, Karen. That’s lovely. And thank you too for your donation. That was very kind of you. My sister speaks very highly of you.
I’m completely overawed by the journey you’ve undertaken. Wish I knew about this trip earlier. I live in Kochi, Kerala, and I would have met you when you were here. Never mind, we might still meet again in some corner of the world. Wishing you a safe and fulfilling trip.Merry Xmas 🙂
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It would have been so nice to have met up with you on our travels. Like you say, perhaps another time. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Will have a look at your blog, whch looks lovely. Best Wishes, Lindsay