Happy Birthday To Me…

Happy Birthday! I’m another year wiser (and older I guess) but who’s counting, right? Firstly a quick look back at the past year! So this time last year we were in Italy, navigating the crazy Italian roads on our way down from Rome to Naples. It must have been a good holiday because we still reminisce about it fondly. After we got back, I took a TEFL course and started teaching. Shortly after that, we went to Malta, then Spain, then Wales, and somewhere in …

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Trimming Down on Social Media

For the last few months I’ve been in two minds about what to do with my various social media accounts. I’ve never been a particularly active user, and normally only post when I’ve been on holiday (rather than day-to-day updates). However… with any free moment that I get, I find myself scrolling through Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc to the point where I feel it’s become rather addictive. And I wouldn’t mind but most of the things I come across are absolute rubbish. Facebook in particular is guilty …

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A Mini-Break of Relaxation, Healing and Lots of Cake

Dancer Wales Pembrokeshire

At the start of the week, I made my biannual pilgrimage to Wales to visit my good friend Carol and my ex-share-horse Dancer. The four-hour journey is now quite familiar, and although driving is one of my least favourite pastimes, I do enjoy leaving the Midlands behind as I head towards beautiful Pembrokeshire with its rolling hills, pretty cottages, and quaint towns and villages. My visits to Wales contain just a few staple ingredients; horses, dogs, coffee and cake. Seriously, what more could you need? …

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What To Do When You Lose Your Way

After being on a relatively straight path to a pretty specific goal, I was unceremoniously thrown off track at the start of the year. To remind you, I had been planning to move to sunny Spain but was in need of a viable career that I could do abroad. So I took a TEFL course, did some volunteering and was all set to teach English to some lucky peeps on the continent. Around the same time, a personal situation occurred which meant my dream of …

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