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…

Everyone is responsible

As we all grow up, we go through many life experiences that influence our character traits and personalities. For me, it really isn’t either nurture or nature that moulds us, but definitely both of them to varying degrees. The last few years I have been active in regards to raising awareness of climate change, the…

snowy Luxembourg

So the weather has been the subject of a lot of chatter recently. In the media and on social media reports and reactions to “The Beast from the East” have filled our senses. Despite the fact that it is winter, people seem surprised – both pleasantly and sadly – that there has been quite so…

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…

the egg, by Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off,…