Wild and cosy winters

A few years ago I lived in a van. My husband joined me periodically; my cat was my constant companion. We trucked south and congratulated ourselves on avoiding a British winter. However, as much as we loved that season of chasing sunshine and stinky cheese, we have come to realise that we were unfairly harsh … More Wild and cosy winters

How to have the best day of your goddamned life in Luang Prabang

The highlight of my trip was meant to be visiting the temple complex of Angkor Wat. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. After an absolutely terrible three days in Cambodia, I fled. The less said about my time there, the better. The temples were everything I had hoped, and I am glad I got to … More How to have the best day of your goddamned life in Luang Prabang

Too touristy

“We might not go to Thailand, it’s so touristic,” said the girl who, up until then, I’d had a lot of respect for. I spent the next twenty minutes trying to convince her and her partner that ‘touristic’ doesn’t mean bad, and, besides, there are a lot of places in Thailand to visit that aren’t … More Too touristy

Hey tuk tuk!

If you’ve ever been in a tuk tuk you know how fun they can be. You hang on to the seat, slipping all over the vinyl, breathing in smog and soot, praying your driver isn’t over-confident with regards to the breaks, and you take in the city in a way that is impossible from the … More Hey tuk tuk!

Travel plans, 2016

I’m in Bahrain, and it has been wonderful. For two weeks I have been mooching about my family home, doing a little work, running, and seeing friends. I’ve been swimming, and watching Doctor Who with my brother, and it’s all been lovely. I remain here over the next month, and on Thursday 7th January, I … More Travel plans, 2016

Moving On

I’m so pleased that I finally get to come clean and share my plans for the next little while. A few select people have been privy to the information as we’ve set everything in motion, but we have tried to keep it quiet as I didn’t want anybody at my workplace to hear it from … More Moving On

Travel Cat

I’ve always wanted a cat. I was the child running off to cuddle mangy strays and feeding the next-door neighbour’s Persians. Growing up as an expat, though, my parents (very wisely) would not let us adopt one of our own. It’s cruel to them if you have to leave at short notice, they said. They … More Travel Cat