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  • Shetland: 5 things to know before you go

    May 8, 2020 by

    Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to go to Shetland. My grandmother was born in Lerwick and we can trace her ancestry to the Islands from some of their earliest records. Although she passed away when I was 10, I can still remember her soft voice and its distinct accent as… Read more

  • Adventure 4: Try a Devon Cream Tea.

    April 27, 2020 by

    Its been 8 weeks since I decided I needed more adventure in my life, and 7 weeks since I set my 42 adventure challenge. Since then we have been in lockdown for 5 weeks, which has definitely put a bit of a dampener on all things adventure. As with the stargazing challenge however, there are… Read more

  • Adventure 3: Stargazing

    April 14, 2020 by

    When this idea first made it to the list, I imagined it would involve jumping in the camper van and heading to a designated Dark Sky Reserve like Exmoor National Park or the Brecon Beacons. I did not think I would be venturing to my local city centre park, but you have to work with… Read more

  • Adventure 2: Beach picnic

    April 10, 2020 by

    We’ve been in lockdown for three weeks now, which means self isolation has put a bit of a hold on my weekly adventure challenge. I have a double edged sword in that I work as a nurse for my day job, so I’m managing to get out the house, but I’m also working on the… Read more

  • Adventure 1: We went to Lands End!

    March 17, 2020 by

    Following on from my last blog post, where I decided I wanted to have more adventures, I spent a little bit of time figuring out how I was going to make this happen. In the end I made a list of different adventures, wrote them up, cut the list into separate pieces, folded them and… Read more

  • International Women’s Day 2020

    March 8, 2020 by

    The theme of my little writing space on the internet, is generally that there is no theme. However, when I gave myself permission to write about everything, I suddenly found that I couldn’t write anything. Its been a strange 2020 so far. Over the weird week between Christmas and New Year my grandpa unfortunately passed… Read more

  • Happy New Year 2020!

    December 31, 2019 by

    As we enter a new year, and a new decade, my social media feeds are full of 10 year challenge photos, advice to my younger self posts, then and now comparisons and resolutions for the next year, and I have to say it’s got me thinking. Things have definitely changed for me over the last… Read more

  • Is Iceland expensive? (and answers to other questions)

    November 9, 2019 by

    I get asked a lot of questions when I tell people we went to Iceland for our holiday this year, the top one is definitely, is Iceland expensive? I’ve also been asked about driving, museums, things to see, the northern lights and more. This blog post is going to answer those questions and hopefully provide… Read more

  • My 8 top tips for seeing the Aurora Borealis.

    November 2, 2019 by

    The Aurora Borealis, this amazing natural wonder of the world, a must on most people’s bucket lists, has been at the top of mine for a long time. I love the night sky, astronomy and searching for constellations, and I’ve been hunting the famously difficult aurora for years. Maybe it’s my Scandinavian heritage, but I… Read more

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