It’s cold and wet. It’s dark when I leave work. When I’m home I am living in my dinosaur onesie. There’s an air of excitement in the office as people gear up for their long weekend and little chocolate treats are being left on the desks awaiting our arrival in the morning. This can only … More Merry Christmas… No, wait
Despite it being in the grand plan (phase two of the grand plan in fact), buying my flight to Australia was nothing short of panic inducing. Leaving the near year long adventure of Asia; friends, familiarity and freedom, cheap living, relaxing and the backpacker life for expensive living in a land unknown, getting myself back … More Once More Into The Unknown
The past couple of days have been tough. I’d been in Bangkok for five days and hadn’t really met anyone. A half hour chat with a guy at the floating market and a bus trip with a woman and her husband, although fun, don’t equate to friendship or a well rounded travel experience. Khaosan Road … More From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Moving on: A Lonely Girl’s Guide
So I moved in with a child. Why?! You might ask. Because location was class, rent was a steal and it’s only for two months. Why?! I am asking. Repeatedly. I am terrible with children. I totally underestimated how hard it would be and how I would have to compromise my personal and social life … More Home-sweet-Home?
It’s often the case that when you establish yourself in one place, you are overtaken by a lethargic reluctance to discover its surroundings. As if just because you live there, the seduction of nearby places gets lost and we look instead at faraway destinations for excitement. I am fortunate enough to be a long-standing resident … More Keep the Discovery-Fire Alive
After being followed home last night through my local part of Bristol by a man who kept apologising and insisting “he is a good guy” (somehow seems less sincere after you try to grab someone from behind who is minding their own business walking home), I was sent into my old trusty default state of … More Street Smarts
I’ve been a little plagued with anxiety this last couple of weeks. I owe this to the fact that I have now reached the less-than-six-months-to-departure date and I have so much still to do. VISAs, vaccinations, route-planning, fundraisers to arrange (five different ones!! Posts about each to follow shortly!). On top of this, I’ve had … More Overflowing Stress Bucket?
Talking to people that I don’t know has always been a particularly strong fear of mine. Obviously, this is something that I am going to have to face up to once I get on that flight and head for the horizon. After work on Wednesday, I headed to a beer garden with my friend to … More Stranger….. No Danger