Last month I went to Paris! I’ve already covered the Eiffel Tower and today I’m going up the Arc de Triomphe. I first went up there when I was fourteen. I have photos and in case there’s any doubt, the photos are in an album with captions like “roofs from Arc”. But I don’t remember… More On top of the Arc de Triomphe
I’m very much behind the times here but let’s go for it anyway. I’m talking about Kindles, as if you haven’t guessed. We were arguing ten years ago about paper books vs electronic books and by now, everyone’s settled on their side of the argument. I was on the paper side. I still am, broadly.… More Useful Travel Items: the Kindle
Back in 2010, when the economy was a little healthier in the corner of the world my job specialises in, we had a Christmas day out to a spa, with two treatments per person and a three course meal. I have dreamed about it ever since. That’s more than seven years ago. It was the… More Afternoon delight at the Thai spa
Girlguiding has four annual flagship events. There’s the Big Gig, a huge pop concert at Wembley Arena (in previous years they’ve taken it to Manchester or Birmingham and so on but last few years, it’s settled at Wembley). There’s Wellies & Wristbands, a huge music festival/national camp in August at three venues simultaneously, Magic &… More A volunteer’s perspective on a large-scale Adventure weekend
Earlier today I was writing a blog about why I didn’t enjoy my last trip to Iceland and lamenting all the exciting things I could have been doing and blogging about… and realised I haven’t actually blogged about my recent trip to Paris. It was a long weekend – first thing Friday to Sunday evening… More I went up the Eiffel Tower… in the dark!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram or saw my photoset last week, you might know I went to Paris recently. I didn’t mean to but work colleagues were trying to plan travel to a supplier presentation in north-central France the week before. Paris being the only international hub within three hours, calls of… More How I learnt to love Paris
This is a travel & outdoors adventures blog… but I don’t seem to do a lot of outdoors adventures recently. However, in January I spent a day volunteering with the National Trust, specifically with the volunteer rangers on Brownsea Island. Now, Brownsea Island is a bit special. It’s local but it’s also where Scouting and… More Juliet Tries… extreme gardening with the National Trust