Thousands of houses built into the hills, connected by winding alleys and magical steps. A building in every shade of every colour, painted with scavenged fishing boat paint. Murals on every wall, every staircase, windowpane. Empty bricks stand out, begging to be painted. Waves of corrugated iron protect the walls from the salty air. …


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We boarded the bus to the Laos border with little idea of what would do once we reached it. Nearly everyone we had mentioned Laos to had told us that we should get the slow boat to Luang Prabang, so this was as much of a plan we had formulated. As for getting to Laos … Continue reading Laos


This weekend, over the Bank Holiday, I went to Karl’s sister’s Hen Do in the Staffordshire Countryside. Mirroring her fiancé’s low-key weekend in Wales, it was a lovely, civilised weekend consisting of Archery, Willow Weaving, a Champagne Afternoon Tea & three wonderful evenings of toasting marshmallows over a roaring camp fire. The location was beautiful; … Continue reading Glamping

Messini, Greece

I have just got back from a week long holiday in Messini, Greece – a tiny secluded  little village near Kalamata with only two hotels and a few tavernas. It was absolutely lovely – I sailed, kayaked, cycled & took fitness classes, as well as getting through lots of books! (What I loved & The … Continue reading Messini, Greece


Here’s a different kind of inspiration to the stuff we usually see. I think this video is beautifully shot and incredibly inspiring — Evelyn is a beautiful woman, inside and out.  This video is great for showing that acts of giving don’t have to be grand or expensive, you can brighten someone’s day with the … Continue reading Inspiration