Farewell to 2020

One last post in what has been the most collectively traumatising year we have ever known, right? 2020 has been A LOT. A lot of clinging on to the good and bad. Our loved ones, our lifelines, our freedoms, our rights, our beliefs, our conditioning, our priveleges and...

TRAVEL STORIES: JOHN

John I met John through the couchsurfing community. I joined back in 2012 but having not travelled solo until 2018 I hadn’t really used it. If I’m honest, back then I was a bit more cynical. I thought it a nice idea, but couldn’t get my head around a stranger offering...

A New Landscape

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust It’s easy to feel like we have lost time this year but 2020 has taught us so much. One of the biggest lessons for me has been that there is...

The Beauty of Hindsight

It’s just a photograph but one that stirs many emotions, rooted in years of feeling not enough. It brings memories of that time of my life. Breathtaking peaks and seemingly endless valleys. I’m sure there’s more of both yet to come, but this photo captures...

Time for an Adventure

I’m writing this on the plane as my first 13 hour leg has given me an abundance of time to reflect. Though I tried, I haven’t slept at all as I’ve been buzzing with adrenaline and thoughts and ideas whizzing round (no change there really) but...

A Letter to 2017

In typical me fashion, but perhaps more so than ever, I’ve been thinking. About life and about the past. It’s impossible not to when you’re somewhere you never expected to be in life. Divorced, without children, having left a job I spent years preparing to...