Posts in 'Personal Stories'

Beacon-Hill Leicestershire

On the joy of coming home

Bleary-eyed, clutching my passport and a mass of belongings predictably tumbling out my overpacked day bag, I step off the plane and am instantly hit with a rush of cold air. An icy, British winter morning after 10 weeks in South America. I’d left temperatures of plus 25 degrees back in Lima, but secretly, I […]

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Street Art Palermo

My 2018 review: the year of adventure

I sit and write this in Bariloche, the Argentine Lake District, a place I didn’t even dream I would be at the end of 2017. I love going back over my photos and remembering all the small details and moments from the year, from catching up with a long lost friend, to the delicate autumn […]

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Glencoe, Scotland

On the places that made me: Glencoe, Scotland

“And this, this is the staff accommodation” gestured G the general manager, proudly.  We paused on the outside deck of a wooden chalet style apartment in the fading May light, tinges of red and orange streaked across the sky above the imposing mountain of Bidean Na’am Ban. I couldn’t believe this was my new home. […]

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Edinburgh Sunrise

On the joy of first light: Edinburgh

Just gone 6am, and the dark November sky in my hostel room was beginning to lighten. I pull on yesterdays clothes, still slung next to the bed and search for my bobble hat and scarf, before quietly leaving my dorm room to sleep. On the landing, a few early birds mill around, making plans for […]

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Galway Busker

Healing a broken heart in Galway, Ireland

When I woke up I was all alone With a broken heart and a ticket home And I ask you now, tell me what would you do If her hair was black and her eyes were blue I’ve travelled around I’ve been all over this world Boys, I ain’t never seen nothin’ like a Galway […]

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