By luck of birth

I have always been aware of how fortunate I am, how lucky I was to be born into the family I was, in the country I was, to have the education I have and have had the opportunities in my life. I have grown up in a country where I never feared for my safety, I could ride my bike around as a child, spend time with my friends and go were I wanted when I wanted.

I have had a couple of holidays over the last few months which have reminded me of this in huge amounts. In October, I had an eye opening few days in Northern Ireland with my parents. And more recently, two weeks in Kenya. Continue reading “By luck of birth”

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Six Years

The 6th of August was one of those landmark days for me as it is the day, at 24 years old, that I left Sydney, my home, my job, my friends and family, to move to London. I didn’t know how it would turn out, if I would last, if I would even enjoy it,  if I could be self sufficient. But here I am, six years on, still here, and very happy in my decision to leap, to give it a go and see what happened.

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Trish’s List

This year marks 10 years since my Dad’s sister, Aunty Trish, passed away. My cousins have decided on the most amazing way to mark this. Instead of being sad about her absence, they decided that an appropriate tribute would be to spend the year enjoying the activities she loved, and to complete her bucket list by doing the two activities she often talked of but never quite got to do. Continue reading “Trish’s List”

Adventure learnings

It has been 5 and a half years since I moved over to the UK from Australia and I have done a fair amount of travel in that time. I also had my fair share of holidays with my family and then friends as I grew up, and obviously a lot more since. On these travels I have discovered things I enjoy and things I want to avoid, and how to rely on myself.

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Favourite moments from holidays

I’ve mentioned a few times now about my enthusiasm for travel, so I thought it was about time that I shared some of my favourite places and experiences. They are not in any particular sequence or order, just listed and explained. I’m sure that some of you have been to these places or have had similar moments yourself. Some of you may have even been on that particular holiday with me. We all have those life changing  or altering moments, and the best ones come most unexpectedly. Not all moments are travel related, so I’m keeping those ones out.

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