Kilimanjaro Day 1 – Marangu

I've spent months thinking about this trip, planning for summit night, making sure I'm as prepared as I can be. But somewhere along the way I forgot to think about what Tanzania itself might be like. Touching down at Kilimanjaro International Airport I was grateful for the sun and the heat. This perpetual winter has… Continue reading Kilimanjaro Day 1 – Marangu

A birthday weekend in the Dales

It was dark when we arrived. Being born just a few days before the winter solstice means daylight is in short supply and so planning to do anything requires thought to whether there will be light. Of course I should have remembered that the house was over the road from a castle but I wasn't… Continue reading A birthday weekend in the Dales

Wanderlust: Kefalonia

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I've fallen completely in love with the beautiful Kefalonia. Kefalonia has been part of my life for a long time even though I'd never been there. My grandparents have been going on holiday there for as long as I can remember (and smuggling back honey… Continue reading Wanderlust: Kefalonia

Sunday vibes

On Friday night I went for dinner with the gorgeous ladies I'll be climbing Kilimanjaro with.  Meeting everyone has really got me excited about the trip but also makes it all feel much more real.  We now have our training plans, which along with plenty of hours on the stairmaster includes fitting in long hikes… Continue reading Sunday vibes

Science Fiction: a Brand New love affair

There’s plenty on the internet right now about Science Fiction, Brand New’s long awaited fifth record. It looks to be heading to number 1 on the Billboard 200 and deservedly so, as the record is a masterpiece in every respect. But perhaps what strikes me most listening to this record is how much this band… Continue reading Science Fiction: a Brand New love affair