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Travels 2016: Brisbane & the Gold Coast

Alas, I’m afraid to say that my dreams of learning to surf from a gorgeous Aussie instructor, and then miraculously discovering that I’m some kind of surfing prodigy – something like my namesake Bethany Hamilton – were well and truly foiled in Surfer’s Paradise. And by that I mean that we never got to live […]

Travels 2016: Sydney

How to begin describing our wonderful 5 night stay in Sydney? Well, between the beaches and the bridge climb, the coffee and the cocktails, and then all the amazing people we met and the many, many things we did, I guess you could say that it was, err, OK. And by that I mean truly […]

Travels 2016: Hanoi

It’s funny looking back, because I definitely though that things couldn’t get more chaotic, busy, noisy and overwhelming than Bangkok was when we first began our travels. Oh how wrong I was. Cue Hanoi. If arriving in Bangkok was like a dusty and dry sandstorm, then Hanoi was a full-on monsoon of the senses, a […]

Travels 2016: Laos Part 1

Part 1: The Mekong River → Pak Beng → Luang Prabang. Sabaidee from Laos! Having spent a week in this beautiful country, it’s safe to say that we have fallen very much in love with Laos: with its mountains and its rivers, its people and its cities. We started our journey through Laos at the border […]

Travels 2016: Bangkok

Sawadika! Welcome to the first instalment of my posts about my three month travels around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It’s so exciting to finally be writing about it after so many months of planning! To try and describe this wonderful city in one word is a bit difficult. It’s simultaneously old and new, […]

Falling for Autumn

Today I stepped outside and it smelt like autumn. And so begins my love affair with this beautiful season. There’s something magical about autumn that has captivated me for as long as I can remember. Maybe because it’s the season of my birthday (October 1st and don’t you forget it), maybe it’s the transition from […]

Returning to Yorkshire

Coming back to Yorkshire was like a homecoming for me. I lived in York for three years whilst at university and after a year away, it’s fair to say that I was missing – as the people of Yorkshire proudly put it –  God’s own country. I can’t quite explain how much beauty and culture […]