23 is a funny age. After 17 years, it’s for many, the first year with no formal education. But for me, and as I’m sure for many others, it’s a year that involves much more learning than we could anticipate. I have probably learnt more since graduating than I did in my 4 years studying… Continue reading Life at 23
About a year ago, my sister suggested that we go to Prague for a few days with our Mother who has always wanted to go. Unfortunately, my sister was unable to come so I spent 3 nights in Prague with my mother this Spring. Looking back on it now it was a nice break from… Continue reading Spring city breaking in Prague
So 9 months ago, after 22 years of life in Scotland, I left for a life ‘down south’. I had never lived more than 80 miles from my parents and now I would be 457 miles from home in a town where I knew no-one. Technically I am still living in the same country, so… Continue reading Scotland V England
After moving to Reading, my sister suggested I checkout meetup.com to meet new people, naturally I was most interested in the travel groups and had soon signed up for a weekend trip to Rotterdam in November for a festival. So being skint, I booked my bus and headed to the bus station after work. Unfortunately,… Continue reading 32 hours in Belgium
I have been to Africa twice in my life, this doesn’t make me an expert on an entire continent, it doesn’t make me an expert on the two countries I have visited and it doesn’t mean I can speak with any authority on the subject. It does mean that I fell completely in love with… Continue reading ‘Isn’t everyone poor?’
I’m sure everyone has seen enough posts about goals for the new year and the standard new year’s resolutions. I am not here to claim that I have anything groundbreaking to say, or anything new, or particularly interesting on the subject. I would just like to have a record to review this time next year.… Continue reading Who wants to read more new year’s resolutions…anyone?
So 2017 is finally here. Social media pages fill up of hopeful posts, badmouthing 2016 and wishing for better things in 2017, but why should we be hopeful? When the clock struck 12 on December 31st, nothing changed but the calendars on our phones, we were no closer to resolving any of the countless problems… Continue reading What’s wrong with hope?