Monthly Archives: November 2013
So the good news is that it’s finally time. The countdown is no longer in months, weeks or even days – just hours and it’s time to make sure everything I need is in my backpack and everything extraneous is … Continue reading
When I decided to quit my job to go travelling, the easy part was handing in my resignation letter, organising leaving drinks and booking my tickets (though paying for the latter hurt like heck). The hard bit was getting rid … Continue reading
The delightful facade of the Flask pub in Highgate is a very welcome sight after a hike up the steep and winding Swain’s Lane after a day on Hampstead Heath or a wander around Highgate Cemetery. With its myriad (though … Continue reading
I’ve recently been thinking about how developments in technology over the past ten years will impact upon my trip. The last time I went backpacking, I didn’t even take a mobile phone with me (smart phones didn’t exist) and ‘portable’ … Continue reading
MUM, CAN I GET MY NOSE PIERCED? ABSOLUTELY NOT. HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE?
I’D LIKE TO THINK THIS IS MORE EMBARRASSING FOR YOU THAN IT IS FOR ME. I’M NOT ACTUALLY A PROSTITUTE.
I make no secret of the fact that I am not a fan of Australian wines. In my long but not so varied experience of the stuff (Shiraz or Shiraz anyone?), I believe it is fair to say that the … Continue reading
There are many great resources out there on the net for those of us readying ourselves for a trip of a lifetime, but I found I had to scour through quite a few to make sure I hadn’t missed anything … Continue reading
Like most ex-pats there are some things I miss terribly about the city I grew up in. Given that my mother and many of my closest friends still live there, obviously, it is the people I miss the most, but … Continue reading
BUT MUMMY, I CAN’T SWIM.