Okay, that sounds dirtier than it did before I put pen to paper (or should that be key to screen? Fingers to keys? Doesn’t really have the same effect, does it?) Now, there are a lot of stressful things to sort and a lot of money to get together before we can travel the world, but not … More Our ‘Fuckit’ List
Where day one had been decidedly lacking in sunshine, day two more than made up for it! (#sweatyAF) The day began with a walking tour of the Old Town and ended with a mini- cocktail crawl. This post will be light on writing, as I think the photos really do speak for themselves :). … More Old Town Havana, Cuba
Entering our hotel for the night, we were welcomed with both a refreshing drink and a cool flannel (something that would have been blissful, had we not been trapped on an air-conditioned bus, hiding out from a torrential downpour for the past hour or so! As it was, we all just kind of looked at … More A lone evening in Havana
So, we had succumbed to the allure of an All Inclusive Beach holiday: after a summer spent wild camping in (beautiful but) rainy and midge-infested Scotland, we figured we deserved a treat. Of course, if you’re going to Cuba, then you just have to do Havana, right? Well… yeah, but there’s one slight problem: Cuba is a … More Snakes on a Plane: the low-budget remake.
Wow. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I put fingers to keys and published anything. After the loss of our best friend (it still feels like a bereavement), I guess my heart just wasn’t in it for a while, given it was him who encouraged me with this outlet. But, just because my … More A return.
… with anxiety is no easy feat! Even Adam- a non-sufferer- summed up our experience as “exciting” but was “glad it was over”. It was a visit we only managed once over the four days we spent in Morocco, but was certainly an encounter that we were thrilled to have experienced (and surely … More Manouvering Marrakech…
Of mice and men is one of my favourite novels, especially to teach. I love it for its shock ending, but more than that I love it for its reminder of how far we have come over the past 80 Years. There are many things wrong with society at the moment, and in some ways … More Some Things Never Change…
…is one of my favourite words, but I’m beginning to suspect that it isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be! Having come up with an amazing, viable plan, that became immediately unviable as soon as my grown up (Adam) explained the real world to me, I kind of want to tell serendipity to … More Serendipity…
“I cannot believe two things: one, that kids these days are such little shits in this part of the world, and two, that within minutes of re-entry into my native land I’m as aggressive and mean as everyone else who lives here” As a teacher, I am far too painfully aware of the foremost point … More ‘Would I ever be though?’: A Review of Sarah Alderson’s “Can We Live Here?”
Recently I spoke of our difficult decision regarding the cancellation of our Californian roadtrip and how the uncertainty regarding America’s upcoming election had played some part in this. In my other life- the one where I have to stay still- I was presented with this. Written by a 12 year old girl in my English … More Terrible Toupee