I'm back in the UK over 5 weeks now. How? What? When did that happen? How to describe this feeling, it's surely unique. Returning first to London and then Redditch, the latter being the place I grew up during teenage years and excessive twenties but I couldn't say I'm fond of the place.
Forgive the turn of phrase but f*** me, 500 days! It should come as to no surprise that I've loved the past 500 days travelling. This has been one very long scratch of my itchy feet; I love the planning, the arriving, the exploring and then moving on to the next place. It's not for everyone but it makes me happy!
Even after nearly a year of crossing the road with traffic on the 'other side of the road', I still have no idea of my current Green Cross Code and end up crossing roads frantically looking left and right confused. Rightly so, some drivers are crazy unpredictable. Surprisingly the internet has varying numbers of who… Continue reading POP QUIZ – Can you guess how many territories and countries that drive on the right side of the road… that’s on the LEFT if you’re unsure
I have missed the British variety of crisps. Chips to some of you speaking your own version of English. Ultimately I am a huge - literally - fan of potent flavoured crisps. I have missed them a lot more than I should have. I binged during my 2-week hiatus in the UK during December 2017.… Continue reading Let’s be serious… the important question is: Why do the continental Europeans not have more crisp flavours?
One of the best-known superstitions of the western world is today! The idea that Friday the 13th is the unluckiest of days. Do you believe in superstition?
How many of you have put on weight whilst on holiday? Imagine 10 months of holiday temptation and a girl with very little willpower. It is no surprise that my waistline has grown, as have my thighs, belly, boobs... the list goes on. The wardrobe full of elastic waist trousers and skirts doesn't exactly make me think twice about each meal choice either.
It has been fun watching movies set in the cities I've been travelling. Thank you to my VPN technology. Some were a completely new viewing when in the city whilst I have also included a few firm favourites that highlight European delights. It's Monday, what better way to spend a quiet night in recovering from… Continue reading The Volunteer Voyager presents their first movie night
The phrase drives me crazy when said in the comparison of one individual to another, that modern society has a sequence of events, pre-ordained and pre-agreed, as we humans age. I don't believe these are destined and must be adhered to or bad things will happen.
Well, I had to add my two-penneth about the UK's number one news story this month - when was the last time you got behind the wheel after having a drink?
I surprised myself. I was actually angry about it. I knew it is the result of a culmination of factors but this gawd damn graffiti pissed me right off. Is it right to deface your public environment? Is it defacing? It certainly didn't feel hip or edgy to me and I am clearly both of… Continue reading Graffiti – art, statement or defiance?
I decided in my little cubicle bed, like any product or service, I needed to 're-clarify my brand'. I've got lots to say and I want to talk with you! I combat my travel procrastination, my revitalised blog starts today. It's healthy to have an opinion. We can do fun, educated and eloquent, can't we?
Well how fabulous, I finally found a website that allowed me to plot all the locations I visited on one single image! A successful 6 month adventure, don't ya think?
To date, I have seen 23 hostels and including my volunteering, I have enjoyed 121 bed nights in 27 shared rooms with anywhere from 1 to 9 room companions; all of those roomies have very different ideas of how we should interact and share space. Great fun!
Do you know what volunteering is? Do you know the benefits to you are huge? Do you know where to volunteer? I am happy to help!
Just a little fun for some and much needed helpful information for others! Don't worry, no one is judging, I'm sharing 😉