Solo Travel for Women.

I’ve been asked to give a short talk later this week on my experiences as a solo female traveller; what my worries were when I first started travelling alone, what my fears are now and what practical problems I’m faced with. The talk is part of a ladies meet and...

The Bride Wore Purple!

I’ve been trawling back through some old posts and came across this popular piece that I wrote after my niece’s wedding. This post from a couple of years ago has absolutely nothing to do with travel but it gave me my most views in a day, so I thought...

Comfort Zones and Society’s Expectations.

Comfort Zones – where do they come from, why do we feel compelled to stay within them and what occasionally makes us break out of them? I discussed stepping way outside my comfort zone  when I made the decision to trek to Everest Base Camp this year to celebrate...

Get Motivated!

I was made redundant recently and, after a lifetime of having my days structured and determined by work and family, I suddenly found myself with the prospect of long days ahead where I would have nothing to do but theoretically lounge around and watch daytime...

Step #1 – Reassessment

From Everest Base Camp to the south west of Western Australia. Three months, family dramas, a dose of redundancy and a reality check later and I think I’ve begun to understand the luxury of being able to do what I wanted to do and the pleasure of being able to enjoy...

Redundancy Day – Moving On.

Today was the day that has been coming for the last 5 weeks, my last day in gainful employment, until I find another job that is. So …. what to do next? Options: Eke out a meagre living on my savings while sulking and watching daytime television. Write dozens of...
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