“It’s a beautiful, messy struggle, and mastering it – mastering becoming – gets a whole lot smoother when we know that the struggle is the destination.” I’ve read a book that has honestly changed my way of thinking and therefore is changing my life. A dramatic announcement, I know, but this is the truth! There aren’t many books … More Rediscovering My Inner Child!
“When we were in Thailand…” I began enthusiastically, before drifting into a silence that was quickly filled by another conversation. You see, I was about to reminisce about a memory from my recent travels but the distant look on my friend’s face was all too (newly!) familiar. It’s one that I’d seen on a few … More The Art Of (Not) Sharing Stories
My 7 year old brother and sister knew how to work my phone from 18 months old. At the time it amazed us all, it was almost like a party trick how a small toddler knew exactly which numbers to press to unlock your phone and where the kid’s games were located. Fast forward a … More Children & Technology: Was I Any Different?
If “death by bicycles” is a thing, it would mostly certainly be a thing in Copenhagen! Not long after Steve and I got back from travelling we were having dinner with a couple of our good friends, who said “Hey, we want to go to Copenhagen in a few months. Fancy coming with us?”. Surprise, … More Copenhagen: Colour, Street Food and Bicycles
For me, the highlight of travelling wasn’t all of the amazing places we saw. It wasn’t necessarily experiencing new cultures or exploring hidden street corners in the hope of discovering something that wasn’t in the guidebooks. It wasn’t enjoying all-inclusive buffet style foods and sunbathing in exotic locations. To me, that’s travelling in a different … More What Travelling Meant For Me
“50% of all marriages end in divorce.” It’s inevitable in this day and age that you will know someone who’s marriage ended in divorce, whether it’s your own, a friend’s, a family member’s or even your parent’s. Reasons for divorce tend to range from sad and to even noble, so I think it’s impossible to … More Sometimes Two Homes Are Better Than One
Ever since we arrived back in England, with our bags laden in souvenirs and our hearts full with memories, I’ve been trying my best to sum up the 6 weeks that we spent in New Zealand. It’s proven to be difficult. Because how can I explain how the sight of the mountains literally took my … More New Zealand: A Special Place In My Heart
I spent an overall total of 4 weeks in Australia and I didn’t once see a wild kangaroo. I, now famously, was desperate to see one but somehow I was ether distracted or asleep anytime we drove past them. That wasn’t the only time that Australia didn’t meet my expectations. I fully expected it to … More Australia: Sun, Sea and Surfs
Disorientated and sore, we arrived on the tiny island of Gili Trawangan after a 2 hour bumpy boat ride from Bali; a hot and sticky journey that had me worrying about our bags for the entire time. You see, the boat that we had booked to take us from Bali to Gili T was tiny. … More Gili Trawangan: Island Vibes and Coconuts
It was whilst we were navigating the rabbit warren of Ubud’s street market that I realised Bali wasn’t quite the idyllic paradise that ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ promised it would be. I arrived in Bali expecting pure white soft beaches and a sense of tranquility to radiate through the streets of the tiny island. Instead we … More Bali: Plenty Of Eating, Some Praying & Lots Of Love