Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and…

LOVE – you painful, gorgeous emotion…

When you’ve been in pain, you unknowingly forced your heart to close, steel bars sprang up – I wonder when this heart will be free again. The irony, that you’re so free with your love, that you love and adore all, or at least try to, yet you don’t allow yourself to be loved in…

melting pot

  The sun dappled through the sky-high grass playing across my vision A melting pot of colour of emotional intuition I let go – eventually – The energy of those around me Striking starkly. And I see the sky’s rhythm Dancing light And tall stems A sunset backdrop. Your aura Smile Being. How we merged…

king’s day boating in Amsterdam

I had the good fortune to spend this weekend in Amsterdam with my sister, her partner, their baby and a few friends. It was King’s Day weekend. Starting on Thursday, the buzz around this quaint city filled the streets as people got ready for the evening’s shenanigans to come – marking out with tape the…

Lebanon calling!

After moving to Luxembourg at the start of 2010, I had finally managed to save enough money to go on one of my first holidays in over a decade. For a multitude of reasons, I didn’t see much outside of the UK during this long period in between; mainly, university cost money, and trying to…

ice lake, Norway

You may now have come to realise that I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone, and giving myself new challenges. I didn’t know if my suggestion of going camping one Saturday in February, in mid-Norway, would go down well with my Norwegian friend, but luckily for me he’s still a big kid at heart,…

sea & sky view

I had the recent pleasure to visit a friend in Trondheim, Norway, for a week. I have a few more photos and a story or two to share with you, but thought to give you a taster of what it was like up there last weekend. The fjord stretched out To the shore at the…

everyone is free…

…to wear sunscreen. A friend of mine reintroduced this song into my life yesterday – I haven’t heard it in 20 years but I totally relate to it. Don’t waste another moment of your life. Dream big, and act. Be an #achievementhunter Then come tell me all about it!

chasing extreme dreams

Back in 2016, I had decided that I was quite bored of living in a city, and working for an investment fund. I was becoming quite lazy – essentially losing my will to do anything positive or life-changing for myself. I was so focused on short-term, less than fulfilling, distractions, such as social media, and…