I started this blog as away of letting family and friends know about my trip overland from Beijing to Istanbul. It has now developed to record some of the highlights for me of my travels generally. Thank you to my visitors and especially those who have responded with ‘likes’ and comments.
I aim to respond to comments and check out any blogs from visitors and learn from you.
I originally used the name bmpermie which meant something to me but not really to anyone else. ‘ bm’ for Blue Mountains, where I live and ‘permie’ being short for Permaculture, the design system by which I try to live. However I have now changed it to Galavanting Gran as I am the grandmother of 4 lively under sevens and I am travelling while I can.
I am interested in food that is accessible to all, food that is grown in an environmentally sustainable way and food that is nutritious, local, delicious and fun to cook and eat.
I love gardens and mine is based on permaculture principles in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney. I travel to experience a diversity in cultures, history, food and gardens.
In 2008 I travelled from Hong Kong to St Pancras London by train. In May 2013 I went overland from Beijing to Istanbul and then on a DIY tour of Eastern Europe.
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