One day in the depths of winter, the Triplets decided, in their wisdom, to do a day trip to Zermatt. That’s not such an easy trip by public transport from Neuchâtel. We wanted to get the 7.34am train but Angela wanted to sleep in and get the 9.34am train which wouldn’t get us there until… More Year abroad: Zermatt
Or my hand luggage, since I’m a Brit and I will cling to my British English rather than give in to International English. First, I do believe that if you can’t carry it yourself, you shouldn’t be taking it. If you need a trolley to convey your hand luggage around the airport, it’s no longer… More What I take in my carry-on
The great water bottle test – which one is best for what? #sigg #swellbottle #collapsible #vapur #camelbak #lifeventure A post shared by Juliet Frost (@polarbearjuliet) on Oct 22, 2016 at 3:07am PDT These were all bought by me with my own money on my own initiative. I have been given none of them and all… More The Great Water Bottle test
You’ll never guess what – I’m officially a certified Archery GB instructor. I did it through Girlguiding, who ran an adults-only camp at Foxlease, their Training and Activity Centre in the New Forest. It’s called Try, Inspire, Qualify and the idea is to try a selection of outdoors activities, be inspired by some workshops and… More Archery GB Instructor Award
Obligatory disclaimer/explanation: I spent October 2005-July 2006 living and studying in Switzerland as the non-optional third year of a degree in modern foreign languages. There were two other native English speakers in my class – Jemma, who was from my university, although we’d never met before, and Angela, from the USA. We became close –… More Year Abroad: Zurich
This is an experiment. I started using Instagram so I didn’t have to resize my photos and upload them to my limited WordPress storage space and then, in the last couple of days, I’ve got a bit addicted to it and I notice that people respond more if I write a little mini essay to… More Northern Lights: a photo essay
I wanted to do this as a video but I just can’t talk to a camera. I pressed the button and sat and stared at it and pulled faces and couldn’t speak. I’m a writer, not a talker, so I’m writing it instead. Let me add that I am in no way qualified to discuss whether… More What is Katla doing and should I be worried?