I’m not entirely sure whether that particular combination of words has ever been used before but let’s talk about body confidence and the effect Iceland can have on it! I am an adult human female. The media tells me and everyone I know that my body is the wrong shape, the wrong size, the wrong… More Iceland & body confidence
I’ve talked a lot about the time I got on the wrong train in Finland and went through the train wash. And I’ve talked about my Romanian train accident too but not recently. In June 2009, I went to Bucharest. It was hot. It was chaotic. It was difficult to get train tickets out of… More An unplanned day in Transylvania
I thought I did so much travelling during my year abroad. I thought every minute I wasn’t in lessons I spent on trains going to every town in every corner of Switzerland and yet I’m starting to feel like I’ve told you about most trips and I’m also very much realising how dim my memory… More Year abroad: Pilatus Golden Round Trip
You may know I’m a Guide & Ranger leader. You may not know I’m a member of the Trefoil Guild. That’s “Guiding for Adults”, although I usually describe it as “Brownies for grown-ups”. The Trefoil have meetings, do what they like and have no unit leader responsibilities. All the fun, none of the hassle. However,… More I finished my Bronze Voyage Award!
Snæfellsnes is a relatively quiet and peaceful part of Iceland. Every first-time tourist does the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle and a good proportion of them go along the south coast. But it’s a long day trip to do from Reykjavik so Snæfellsnes tends to be the preserve of the slightly more hardened tourist. I… More Photoset: Snæfellsnes
Growing up with reasonably good access to Poole Harbour (the second biggest natural harbour in the world, you know, albeit with an average depth of just 48cm), it took until I was at university to realise what a waste it was never to have used it, and then the best part of another decade to… More Sailing in a storm
I always thought these were such a gimmick. Why would you want a travel towel? And then I bought one and I realised why. I bought one because my trips to Iceland had shown me that there are hot pots and pools a-plenty, several of which required me to take my own towel and several… More Useful Travel Items: Travel Towels
I love Iceland with all my heart and soul but there’s no way to say this without sounding like a hipster: I loved it before it was popular. Not because I wanted it all to myself (although I do!) but because Iceland is too small and too fragile to cope with the volumes of visitors,… More It’s now official: tourism is killing Iceland
Over the summer, I saw a post on Instagram that said, amongst other things: What did the younger, idealistic version of yourself want to do when they ‘grew up’? Are you doing it? Once you start earning a wage it’s easy to stop trying for more. To stop chasing your goals. To become settled and… More Having a job is eeevil!