Last week was a really important week for me. We took Maddie on holiday for the first time to Berlin. It was important for a few reasons. One, because it was pretty much the same type of holiday we would have booked before having a baby, and I wanted to see how she fit into … Continue reading Travelling with a baby – why it’s fine and you should do it
Finally, it’s summer. The good(ish) weather has arrived, we’re driving to work with the windows down and weekends are spent enjoying the light nights…or are they? Maybe you’re spending your time worrying how you’re going to get everything done and still have some time off this year. Still though, there’s always time to read a … Continue reading 10 signs your office knows it’s summer
It’s been five weeks and four days since the school holidays began, and approximately five weeks and three days since the Back to School adverts began. But thankfully, thoughts of actually going back have only just started to arise. I went and got myself another job in a school. I’m doing more or less the … Continue reading Back to school tips for teachers
A few years ago I was at a launch party for a local business which had been given its start-up after appearing on Dragons’ Den. I’d been asked to go along to conduct an interview with the girls whose business it was, and also to interview Theo Paphitis, who’d invested in them. I only remember … Continue reading Special work requirements: an office cat, please
This is a blog about a piece of string. I'll wait while you adjust your seats and get comfortable. It was almost two years to the day that I landed in Thailand; a second time backpacker with the need for adventure after a long four years of study. I'd waved goodbye to my boyfriend for … Continue reading How long is a piece of string(‘s lifespan)?
I came across a fab little organisation a while ago called The Soil Association that do nice things like hand out free flower seeds to increase the bee population. They’ve had loads of success through this campaign and they’re now attempting to tackle the conditions of non-free range animals in farming. Vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters … Continue reading The Soil Association’s prizes to be won!
…Or inspiration boards to be precise. We can find inspiration in all kinds of places – quotes, pictures, songs, something small that catches our eye, the achievements of others – the list could go on forever. Inspiration also needs to come from different places, depending on what we are aspiring to. At the moment I … Continue reading I is for inspiration
F is for free time, which is ironic, given that this blog is two days late. I have been busy with a weekend away and going back to work, but more to the point I thought waiting until I had a topic was a better idea than posting a picture of Fred Flintstone for my … Continue reading F is for free time
Backpacking is something normally associated with gap years and students just out of sixth form or university, but is there room for anyone else in the often stereotyped travel choice? As many of you know, seeing as I can’t get it out of my mind, I will turn 25 this month. It seems like a … Continue reading B is for backpacking
If my Twitter and Facebook feeds are anything to go by lately, it’s a popular time of year for long weekends away and spontaneous holidays as the weather gets colder here in England. I’ve been wondering how I can still blog about travel while I don’t have any immediate plans to go anywhere, and haven’t … Continue reading The concise traveller: make up