Where Am I?


After a really tough 6 weeks I’m taking some down-time before the next new chapter in March. The dark nights, cold weather, and a change in circumstances has taken its toll. So  I’m taking some time to recover, catch-up on my writing, and re-focus.    

Looking Back on 2016

Malaga City Beach

What a year it’s been! From an insane amount of celebrity deaths, to Brexit and Donald Trump becoming president of the United States, I think most people would agree that 2016 has been nothing short of crazy. However… and please don’t hate me… 2016 has been a pretty good year for me. With the exception of the passing of my Nan in July – yes, many ‘normal’ people have passed away this year too, not just celebrities – I’ve had a life-changing, adventurous year, filled …

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My First Volunteer Teaching Experience

Teaching the Alphabet

A couple of months ago when I was partway through my TEFL certification, I decided it would be a good idea to get some local teaching experience aswell, before moving abroad to teach. And luckily I came across the perfect opportunity; a volunteer teaching position through one of TimeBank’s mentoring programmes, Talking Together. TimeBank are a national volunteering charity, doing all sorts of great work throughout the UK. From mentoring programmes to youth projects, their work is invaluable to the community. Talking Together is a …

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My Journey to Minimalism

I'm minimalising my beauty routine for a minimalist lifestyle

I’ve never been a huge fan of wandering around the shops for hours, arms laden with bags full of new clothes and shoes. But I do like having new things, and in the past I have been an online-ninja-shopper! However, for the past year I have been on a personal mission to trim down my belongings, stop buying into consumerism, and generally live a more minimalistic lifestyle. This time last year when I first started to seriously think about moving abroad, I kept thinking “but …

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