Ombi in Fitchburg…Alex in New York

Such an early separation! Well, you know , we’re not the velcro twins, so we’re coping! Seriously, Alex left a few days ago, to be with his family in New York. His mum and little sister, Angie live there, and his older sister Karen, and two children, Denisse and Axel flew there a few days ago. Alex’s mum has taken time off work, and the others will be there until early September, so it’s like a big reunion. I am spending a few more days with Kobie, Liz and gorgeous baby Daniel, and then I will make my way to New York tomorrow.

I could say that I ahve been packing in my days with a million things, but you know……I have been relaxing, sleeping in(YES, you DID read correctly!), spending quality time with Kobie and her family and riding the bike(the indoors stationary one, and I am proud to say that I still have it in me to do an hour….and yesterday I did an hour and a quarter….just to prove to myself that I could!!!!). To be perfectly honest, after five years of running your own business, and a life style that is fuller than full on, this has been amazing!

Kobie and Liz have chosen Alex and I to be two of the Spiritual Advisors/ Godparents. Needless to say, we are stoked. Tonight we will have a little ceremony to honour this commitment, and I will also stand in for Alex. In the future, Liz and Kobie will have another ceremony, which will include everything and everone…..I feel very special, as I know that tonight is in honour of Alex and I who will not be able to be there. The honour is also, most importantly, to be able to impart some of life’s lessons on those that you love. I must say, I do feel very connected to little Daniel, and although I have mentioned the idea of kidnapping him, or popping him into my backpack, I don’t think that his parents are keen! Funny about that!

I know you are waiting for photos….that is Alex’s domain and they are coming soon!

Love and light


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Alex & Ombi

Alex & Ombi

Ombretta (Ombi) Zanetti is a co-founder of She has been travelling the world since 1989 and since 1999 with her partner, Alex, who hails from Ecuador. They both like to venture to the lesser known places. Ombi shares her passion for different cultures through her travel stories and Alex through his lens. Come take a detour or two with them!

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