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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My First Scuba Diving Experience


Last month in Malta, I went scuba diving for the first time. I had my reservations about it because I can get ‘situation claustrophobic’ and like to know I can leave if I want to. You might be thinking “Well, what can be more free than swimming around in the ocean looking at little fishies?” And you’d be right in a way – scuba diving is a freeing experience – but physically, scuba diving is up there with Houdini-style restraints, minus the skills to actually …

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