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July 3, 2015 - Written by:

Entering the Ring: My Biggest Challenge So Far…


Taking on a challenge. So, about 3 months ago whilst attending my usual weekly kickboxing session, one of the trainers dropped it in that he reckoned I could fight. Not too surprising I guess. I have been kickboxing and sparring for years but I had only been training at a place that does full contact about a year. This would... Read the rest of this post...


March 4, 2015 - Written by:

On Being a Female Traveler in India


I recently spent a month travelling around India. A month driving 3000 miles on roads that could hardly count as a dirt track, let alone something that was driveable in a vintage car older than my 26 years. But although the roads were life threatening and terrifying, that wasn’t our main concern. Being three white women travelling through the arse-end... Read the rest of this post...


December 16, 2014 - Written by:

On Not Letting Pride Get in the Way of Happiness

never give up

I recently made a move to Scotland to chase my dreams of climbing mountains as much as possible. Instead, I found myself working all day every day and couldn’t even muster the energy to get up and go outside when I wasn’t working. This was not me. I am productive and outdoorsy and happy. I am not the type of... Read the rest of this post...


October 13, 2014 - Written by:

Smile! You’re on Camera: Memoirs from a Full-Time Foreigner

Lost In Translation

Foreigners often get a bad wrap, their reputation clouded by local prejudices and tainted by past errors of other foreigners. Wherever they are, wherever they’re from, whatever they look like, the odd ones out will always get extra attention. Sometimes – particularly when you’re very new to this place – that attention can be daunting and frustrating. Arriving somewhere entirely different... Read the rest of this post...


October 9, 2014 - Written by:

Dialogue for Democracy: Why Hong Kong’s Protestors Stand for Freedom


In the past couple of weeks, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protestors have appeared everywhere on the internet and as front-page news – and they have succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of the world. This is the largest scale protest Hong Kong and China have seen in years and it has been a surprise to those who are used to regarding... Read the rest of this post...