Amsterdam – Going Dutch

,“When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived” – Anne Frank. Months had passed, and seasons had changed since my revolutionary trip to Costa Rica. I had chosen to close a significant chapter of my life to explore another. Over the years, I realised that I’d [...]

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Man’s Best Friend

"Gentlemen of the jury, a man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow, and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; [...]

Costa Rica – Pure Life!

The UK Summer was drawing to a close – 2017 certainly had not been the year of happiness, and dream fulfilment. Instead it had been a year of unfathomable challenges. My ethereal fairy tale following my trip to Norway, had reached a fork in the road as I tumbled into the pothole of everyday life. [...]

A Winter’s Tale

2017 –Another year older, another year wiser! This was going to be THE year – the year that I FULFILLED dreams instead of chasing them, a HAPPY new year in every sense of the word, the year that I LIVED my dreams and ambition, and the year that I LOVED every day that life made [...]

Sri Lanka – Garden of Eden

June 2016 – it was all getting too much, must escape! Whilst I thrive in the emails, questions and general human dilemmas of work, June spelt the end of yet another contract. It took me a long time to commit to my trip to Sri Lanka. My mind was a boggle; I kept coming up [...]

Untamed Borneo

December 2015; it had been 8 months since my dream safari into the wild heartlands of Africa. The travel bug was igniting within me like a bubble of adrenalin impatiently waiting to burst open. I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to 2015 without ticking off another destination on my wildlife bucket list. So several [...]

The Spirit of Southern Africa

“I never knew a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy” – Ernest Hemmingway The works of American literary writers such as Ernest Hemmingway had never really resonated with me, until the profile icon of our aptly named whatsapp group, ‘The Dream Team’ had changed to an image of a tree [...]