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….

4 Hours On St Helena

Another day, another South Atlantic island; South Helena provided a restless crew with four hours of freedom before we began our voyage back home to England. One of my favourite things to ask my shipmates is what they are MOST looking forward to doing when they get off the ship. I ask this partly because…

The World’s Most Remote Island: Two Hours On Tristan Da Cunha

It seems as though I am ticking off bucket-lister’s quicker than I can add them, visiting the world’s most remote inhabited island, Tristan Da Cunha, wasn’t even a place I knew existed until I joined this boat. A lot has happened since we left the vast, icy waters of Antarctica and returned back to the…

Antarctica Departure Day: Heading For The Ice

I don’t think it’s possible to have a more stressful start to a trip. For my flight I was told I needed to be there 4 hours before the departure time (bit keen) and that check in would close 3 hours before departure. I would be flying to The Falklands via Cape Verde, a total…

Colds Are Snot Sexy

Hey friends ! ‘Not all girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.’ So I was on bumble last night having a little browse in bed before I went to sleep and I matched with this one guy, for identity purposes let’s…

Brighton to Brixton

Hey friends! How is everyone on this fine day ?! I am NOT so great…. stuffed up in bed with a persistent cold. But it’s all good, the lemsip is at the ready and I have 0 reason to leave the house today! Yesterday however, was super productive. So I have some news !!! I…

Meet ‘The Bucket List’

Hey friends! So this morning I woke up wide awake at 6.30am but my body clock is still on Peruvian time which is 6 hours behind, meaning it was only 12.30am for me. So I thought I’d just shut my eyes for another hour or so and then BOOM when I re-opened them it had…

Pre-Salkantay

Good evening pals !! It’s the day before the big trek and we’re all super excited to see what the next five days have in store for us. Everyone we’ve spoken to about the trek has wished us luck in a ‘you’ll need it’ kinda way- so we’re expecting it to be quite strenuous, but…