My name is Monica, I live in south-west Sweden, and am 65+ years old. Before "old age" retirement I had already been in early retirement for quite a while related to chronic pain problems. Blogging has become an alternative way of travelling and meeting people around the world; and photography a challenge to find new points of view in spite of mostly walking the same old streets and paths.
My signature and blog title I borrowed from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The goal in The Voyage of the DawnTreader is to explore "the unknown Eastern Seas beyond the Lone Islands". When I first ventured out into the Blog World, that's how I felt. And in many ways, I still feel the same!
(My avatar is my own photo of a model ship displayed in a window.)
Links to some autobiographical posts from my first blog
The Island of the Voices (2009-2010):
About Me and Languages:
(1) Early Years
(2) Music and School
(3) Britain 1971
(4) Secondary School
(5) Yorkshire 1972
(6) "Going international"
(7) Britain 1974
(8) "Into Business"
Email: mothmail-dawn (at) yahoo.com
Copyright: Most of the photos used in the blog are my own.
Sometimes I borrow illustrations or videos from other sources, but then I try to make that clear by links or references.
(Text updated February 2021)