Although I wrote this more than two weeks ago, today is the day that I’m coming home from my 2017 trip to Edinburgh. And what better August photoset than pictures from my previous trip?
There we are in the blistering heat, a marquee up behind us. It’s taken us three or four attempts to figure out what shape the frame should be but it’s up. There’s me, most experienced camper of the lot and severely emetophobic First Aider. There’s Pixie, inexperienced camper doing her assessed camp for her camp… More Alice in Wonderland camp
This is a subject I’ve wanted to talk about for a while because as divides between fundamentally similar people go, this battle blows skiers vs snowboarders out of the water. Go and take a look at this link here. Go on. This is epitome of travellers vs tourists and shows very clearly that the artist… More Travellers vs tourists
In March 2011, I went to Lithuania. I went – of all stupid reasons – because I’d written the first draft of a silly spy novel (which never made it beyond the first draft) and set one scene there and now I wanted to see it for real. Telling people you’re going to Baltic former… More Vilnius
When I was a student, I spent a year living in Neuchâtel, a French-speaking town in western Switzerland. Lausanne is only three quarters of an hour away by two fast trains – well, there are two trains an hour, one to Geneva and one to Lausanne but they run one right behind the other and you… More Year Abroad: Lausanne
At eight o’clock in the morning, having packed up my tent and hauled it across the campsite, I was on a bus. By one o’clock, with an hour’s detour to walk up a canyon formed in Iceland’s most productive eruption in history, I was at Landmannalaugar, an oasis and campsite in the Highlands. The plan… More Landmannalaugar circular walk
I have a somewhat ambivalent relationship with camping – when it’s good, it’s great but when it’s bad it’s awful. In two and a half weeks, I will be camping with eight assorted Rangers and Guides. Guide camp in February. So this post is a series of photos highlighting one of my good camping trips… More Photoset: the highs and lows of camping
Today I’m in the UK and I have a travelling companion. This is Tom: We took advantage of a beautiful day during the Christmas holidays (the first Christmas holiday I’ve had in five years). Actually, we chose the date five days in advance and the fact that it was beautiful was just us being lucky. So… More Swanage & Durlston
On a general, global scale, the world has acknowledged that 2016 has been… not one of our better years. What with celebrity deaths, presidential elections, EU referenda, wars, atrocities and the ongoing existence of Nigel Farage, the big picture has not been pretty. And the small picture – my life? There have been highlights. There… More 2016 review
Yes, this is a blog within a blog. For when I want to witter on about something that doesn’t really merit its own post but is going to have one anyway. A sort of diary – which is what a blog originally was, more or less.