Being Generous.

Being Generous.

Pay attention to those little moments in life: the kindness and thoughtfulness of strangers eclipse those moments of hot-headed city folk driving in traffic or walking through streets of dried spit, poop, gum, and other unmentionables. I’m sitting on the train from New York City heading up to Vermont, USA....
Permaculture Design: Looking to the Past, Masterplanning for the Future

Permaculture Design: Looking to the Past, Masterplanning for the Future

As someone who has always felt a deep connection with the natural world, it feels right to harness that interest and launch into something that will allow me to “give back” to the environment and society. When an opportunity arose to do a Permaculture Design Course at the Kulkul Farm...
How to be an Outdoors Girl

How to be an Outdoors Girl

This article is written for you girls out there who love the outdoors but think that they ‘haven’t got the right stuff’ to be considered an ‘Outdoors Girl’. An image Reese Witherspoon in the 2014 film ‘Wild’ comes to mind (not the best example, I know)…yet the ‘outdoors’ is so...
Reconnecting with Soul in Costa Rica

Reconnecting with Soul in Costa Rica

My body clock is currently upside-down…dealing with a 14-hour time difference is a bit more challenging than I assumed…so what better time to resurrect the blog than writing a late night travel/life entry? Compared to many other travel bloggers, (I don’t particularly consider myself one) I have not been to,...
Rebuild Coron Update: An Assessment and What We Did

Rebuild Coron Update: An Assessment and What We Did

Last September 2013, we booked a trip for mid-December to visit Coron, Palawan. We anticipated an adventure-packed trip of wreck-diving, wild-camping, kayaking, eating a lot, and relaxing with friends…little did we know that this trip was going to mean so much more than just a holiday. On 8th November 2013...
Batanes: I Remember

Batanes: I Remember

Batanes. Distant land…distant, but comfortable. Wilderness is far, yet nature is at your doorstep, and the the towns feel like home. I was there back in 2009, a trip my father organised. My senses were so overwhelmed by the sense of place, that it is etched permanently in my mind...
In Solitude, our Souls Speak.

In Solitude, our Souls Speak.

Finding time to be alone whilst traveling revealed a few life-lessons worth remembering...
A 2011 New Year High

A 2011 New Year High

January 2011 – A new year…fresh from the quiet Christmas that I had, spent over a bottle of wine and roast duck with my 78 year old neighbour. We celebrated in great company: a trip of 6 friends up to Snowdonia and a cold-floored, but equally cosy, bunkhouse. So many...
El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey

A winding walkway sleeps Along the tracks of carved stone; Time stops, water flows… In this valley, almost alone. The ridges traced By the sun’s radiant rays The vocal silence Overridden by the singing Of nocturnal creatures awakening. And in this place, It’s easy to forget City life’s residue And...
Read Up, Read Up!
Time

Time

The passing of Time is like the sunlight
That breaks through the dark clouds
And illuminates the hills and mountains
In the distance.… continue reading

Navigating Across the Periphery: People of the Land and Sea

Navigating Across the Periphery: People of the Land and Sea

Please correct me if I am mistaken, but there seems to be a surge of people making a conscious effort to spend more time outdoors: whether it is extreme exploration or simply going for a picnic or a walk, there is something that draws us beyond the confinements of the spaces we created to live...

Patience & Connection

Patience & Connection

As I sit here at my friend’s cafe between travel plans, my face is plastered to this screen — between illustrating and writing this blog post — I realise how much time and effort is put into connecting with virtual strangers and how little there is of true connection.… continue reading

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The Wall

The Wall

Tests are thrown at us all the time. Recent events have allowed me to reflect and think of how I have dealt with them, and how I should react to situations.
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Pebbles and Puddles

Pebbles and Puddles

This was a post I wrote back in 2009, well before I started this blog. Looking back at some journal entries and previous notes, I notice a distinct pattern.continue reading

A Tribute

A Tribute

Just a year and a month passed by, and we lost another key family member to complications through illness. Losing our Oma last year was difficult enough, but she had led a great life to 80.… continue reading