Living my Home Alone dream: Festivities in NYC

I am the biggest believer in the simple things in life. I reckon that an accumulation of small pleasures will amount to an overall state of easily maintainable happiness, and will keep you content for longer. If your day is broken down into segments of the things you enjoy, from the first cup of tea…

Cape Town Foodie’s Rejoice: Woodstock’s Old Biscuit Mill Market 

Absolutely nothing turns me on quite like hearing the words ‘local food market’ whispered in my ear from someone who like me, rates the quality of a place by what they can shove in their mouth. It was once said (by me) that true friendship comes from the mutual agreement that eating and discussing delicious…

A Taste Of Everything

Is it greedy to live several different lives simultaneously? It’s uncommon that’s for sure. We are all asked when we are young what we want to be when we’re older and we either know the answer or we don’t, we name a profession or we shrug our shoulders and hope that everything falls into place….

Durban: Crime VS Culture

Often when I go somewhere new the first few things someone will say about the place are the most recent stories of crime and violence. To me, when I choose to go somewhere or I’m sent somewhere for work the first things that enter my mind are ‘what wildlife have they got there’ and ‘what’s…

Try Spontaneity For Spice

It has occurred to me as I stare lovingly out of yet another plane window at the egg-yolk sunset, that the key to being able to fully appreciate life is change and spontaneity. What fresh perspectives can be had from the stagnant, mundane routines of everyday life compared to those created upon being pulled out…

Waking Up From My Sea Coma

It feels like I’ve been in a coma; waking up from a very strange, very real dream- life on the boat feels like a story from a book I’ve just finished. My days were like dust, quiet, still, settled and waiting for a gust of wind to pick them up and transport them somewhere new….

75 Days At Sea: A Soppy Sea Sayonara

So with less than 24 hours to go until I get to haul my case off the gangway and wave the ship that has been my home for the past two and a half months a hearty goodbye, I feel I should probably write some sort of conclusive, emotional farewell post. When people say to…