Au Pair – oh where? 

Spring is finally on its way, and if you’re like me that only means one thing – where should I spend summer 2017? Unless you’re incredibly fortunate, to spend an entire summer out of the UK means working somewhere. For those who want to travel, immerse yourself in local culture and make some money, Au…

Charming Chiang Mai

No trip to Thailand is complete without a stop in Chiang Mai. Nestled at the base of the Himalayas, this northern city is quickly becoming one of the cultural capitals of Asia. With parts of the old city walls still in tact, it is one of the most beautiful and historically preserved ancient cities in…

I am no bird 

‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will’ – Charlotte Brönte For those days when the world feels like a lot, Charlotte knows.  Be free little birds.  Love x

Egg-stravagent Easter

Easter 2017 – chocolate, wine, friends and family, is there anything better? I also won a work competition with my sensational ‘Egg Sheeran’ pun. Here’s some photos of Easter in the English countryside. Hope you all had a delightful Easter!

London today

Not my usual type of blogpost today, but as I am currently living in London, I couldn’t not address the terrible event that has happened today. It was a cruel and senseless attack, and my prayers are with all those involved. “When late I sang sad was my voice, Sad were the shows around me with…

Arusha, Tanzania

A long day at the office is making me crave adventure. Nowhere was more exciting than Arusha, Tanzania. Nestled at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the landscape surrounding Arusha is vibrant and diverse. From dry flatlands to lush mountain jungle, the Arusha region will keep you guessing. Famous for the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National…

London Living

January 2017 – I left my beloved Tokyo, waved goodbye to my crazy job, packed up my shoe box flat and moved to London. I now have a different shoebox flat, a crazy new job and a new beloved city to call home. It’s been a time of transition. A brand new career, new direction,…

2017 Resolutions

2017; The year of positivity Like countless others, I have created my own resolutions for 2017. Also like others, I have spent January 1st 2017 incredibly hungover. I had assumed if I ate enough cheese, it would soak up the champagne/gin/summer berry rose. I was incredibly wrong.   Travel to a new continent – this…

An English Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! This year I was fortunate enough to return home to the UK for christmas. It has been three years since I was able to spend the holiday season at home. The last few weeks have been a festive blur, but here are my tips for spending christmas and New Years in merry…

Phnom Penh adventures

Landing at Phnom Penh airport, straight from the modern fast pace of Bangkok. Loading our luggage into a tuk tuk and praying it didn’t fall out of the sides. Changing our money from US dollars to Cambodian Riel and discovering that Riel is useless, most people pay with dollars. Phnom Penh is just madness. All traffic is…

Kindergarten logic

Kindergarten logic –  Why put glitter on the posters that your long suffering teacher spent over an hour cutting and preparing, when you can put glitter on the teacher instead?  Side note; I travelled over an hour on busy Tokyo trains with glitter all over my cheeks.  Happy Thursday from a tired teacher! 

Quotes to travel by

My two greatest loves; travel and books. For those who find adventure in the pages of a book, these quotes are for you.   “He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and…