Not long ago I attended the launch of Pia Jane Bijkerk's new book 'my heart wanders' and what a lovely afternoon it was! The title resonates with me as my own heart wandered overseas to live in the land of the rising sun several years ago. I really enjoyed having a little chat with Pia as she was signing my copy of the book and was quite taken with actually hearing the sound of her voice. Pia's blog 'enhance the everyday' is one of my absolute favourites and to hear the author's voice after reading her blog voice for so long was really special.
Everyone who went to the launch also received this sweet 'my heart wanders' brooch made by Kylie from Paper Boat Press.
Sitting in the warmth of the sun the following afternoon I read the book from cover to cover and loved it. I could relate to so many of the things Pia mentioned and wished I was able to articulate them myself. Over the years I've found myself trying to express feelings that Pia was able to do so beautifully. A few tears were even shed as I saw into the soul of this kindred spirit. Thank you Pia for sharing your story xx