Two dogs, One woman

For the past few months every time I have left the house for a day out on the hill, our two dogs have been giving me the puppy eyes, and sparked a whole lot of guilt each time I shut the front door. With them behind it. I hadn’t been taking them with me because…

The Reality of Walking is Insta-imperfect

The part of walking that they don’t tell you about.

You can’t fight winter.

So it turns out, unbeknown to me, that the United Kingdom actually has a winter in the mountains? I don’t know how I haven’t clocked this at some point in my 24 years of living, but I have now, and I can safely say I grossly underestimated the impact of said winter on my progress…

Bad-Good Things Come In 3’s?

I am mid-training to be a Mountain Leader (I have to say “I’m almost a qualified guide” doesn’t really roll off the tongue…), and if there’s one way to accelerate your rate of learning it is to go out on the mountain by yourself. With no-one to correct your mistakes as you go along, you…

Some sun. A lot of sea. Much sand. No suspicious parents.

Yellow, me again! I figured it was time for a catch-up and what not, and I’m sure you’ve all been dying to know what car I have now. Well, good news! For Mr Purple is still with me (*touch wood a few times*), and the worst thing that has happened is that I flooded his…

The Darwin Dream

Waking up two weeks into my Bali trip, I made the mistake of checking my bank account. I balked (and cried a little in panic), then hastily fled Indonesia; making a premature exit from paradise in order to return to Darwin, and work. I took with me high hopes and many dreams of abundant job…