Five Landscapes

New favourite poet alert – I’ve only just stumbled across Cole Swensen. For anyone who is spending their daylight hours dreaming about hopping onto a plane and disappearing into a foreign land, I recommend reading ‘Five Landscapes’. “Green moves through the tops of trees and grows lighter greens as it recedes, each of which includes…

4 3 2 1

This year I am making my way through the 2017 Man Booker long list. I tell myself every year that I will sit down and work myself through and this is the year! Started the list off with Paul Auster’s ‘4 3 2 1’. A modern classic that I absolutely loved. “The world wasn’t real…

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…

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…

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…

Hostels; the good, the bad and the ugly.

Almost every backpacker has spent at least one night in a hostel. They have evolved from dodgy budget accommodation, to a cult experience – Have you even been travelling if you haven’t stayed in a hostel? They’re cheap and you can meet some cool people. Without them, travelling would be outrageously more expensive. Tallinn, Estonia  Our…

Driving the Australian East Coast

Port macquarie -> Coffs Harbour -> Byron Bay and Nimbin -> Coolangatta -> Surfers Paradise -> Brisbane -> Noosa -> Fraser Island -> Bundaberg -> Rockhampton -> Airlie Beach -> Whitsunday Islands -> Cairns -> Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest -> Port Douglas -> Atherton Tablelands Australia is a beautiful and diverse country. From the white…