Throwback Thursday: Manu, Peru 2007

19 year old me swinging through the jungle in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. During my gap year before university, I spent two months volunteering on a conservation project in deepest darkest Peru.

Over the years I think this photo must have been copied a few times and sadly I have no idea where the original is. Thanks to facebook, I still have a copy though! It was my first experience of ‘travelling’ and it was the start of my love for exploring the world. I hold many dear memories of this time and hope to go back there some time in the future.


Throwback Thursday


I’m quite the fan when it comes to reminiscing about the past. Family home videos are watched annually and I can easily waste hours scrolling through old photos on my laptop.

 So #tbt is perfect for me.

This photo was taken in 2009 on Christmas Day. My family spent the Christmas break in Whitby and that is my Dad throwing seaweed at me. This was a first for us as past Christmas’s have always been spent at home in Northampton but as it was my parents 25th wedding anniversary they wanted to make this year extra special.

We spent most of the week either outside exploring snowy Whitby or inside with the heating turned up high (watching Prison Break sshhh) and it was brilliant.

So that’s my first Throwback Thursday photo. Here’s to many more!

#6 Viva Las Vegas

My travel posts have somewhat been abandoned for the past few months. However I’m now back with a vengeance and onto number 6 of my top 10 travel experiences.


I find it really difficult to sum up what I think of Las Vegas because it’s so darn weird! I think I liked it. I certainly enjoyed the 5 days I spent there and would absolutely go back again. Never have I visited a place that hot before. I can see why the place is crawling with outdoor air-conditioned escalators. When you step out of your hotel, the temperature of this place hits you so powerfully. It’s the same feeling you get when walking into a very hot sauna for the first time.

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Summer 2015 Bucket List

Summer is fast approaching and finally I have managed a walk to work without the winter coat on. I have my doubts and I’m sure the cold weather will appear once again before we reach the summer months, but we have made it to April and slowly but surely, London is heating up.

Summer 2015 will be my first proper summer in London. Excited much? I have a list the length of my arm of places I still want to see and new foodie places to try out. So I’ve listed just a few things I aim to do over the next 5 or 6 months.

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The Perils Of Being Bored

‘Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?’ L.M.Montgomery

Today is Easter Monday, the last day of a 4 day weekend. The Tuesday morning alarm clock is creeping upon me way too quickly for my liking. I love that I am a list maker, someone who likes to be productive and organised yet equally I really look forward to those days when I have absolutely nothing planned. The days where if I don’t want to, then I don’t have to leave the sofa all day. Today was one of those days. Yet on the day itself all I feel is guilt for doing sod all, restlessness and boredom. I do appreciate not having any plans, especially if it’s turning into a busy month and I really look forward to the times when I can just chill. So why do I now feel like I have wasted the entire day?

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