10 things to do during self-quarantine that’ll enrich your life

10 things to do during self-quarantine that’ll enrich your life

I was thinking lately that there's one group of people that's really going to be hit hard financially by the coronavirus... Travel influencers. I know what you're thinking... boo-freaking-hoo, right?  COVID-19 recently affected my own travel plans, as we nearly got stuck in Europe when Trump announced the (latest 🙄) travel ban. We managed to get [...]

Ultimate sustainable gift guide: what to buy when you want to save the planet

Ultimate sustainable gift guide: what to buy when you want to save the planet

 We don't need to talk about how the world is crumbling do we? 🌎 Let's just say it's a given that it's unsustainable with the way modern society is guzzling non-reusable materials. Which brings us to the point in hand.... Christmas. The time of year where stockings are expected to be filled with plasticky-little gimmicks and [...]

We travelled to Calais for a weekend to volunteer with Help Refugees UK — here’s what we learned

We travelled to Calais for a weekend to volunteer with Help Refugees UK — here’s what we learned

I tried hard to keep this short, but the truth is there's just too many important stories to tell, and too much truth to expose.  Mid-January, as I mindlessly scrolled through Instagram's myriad of exotic destinations, palatable flatlays and sponsored fashion posts, a Story flashed up at the top of my screen from a traveller [...]

A letter to Toby: what I need to get off my chest about re-homing my dog

A letter to Toby: what I need to get off my chest about re-homing my dog

Dear Toby, It's been a physically and emotionally draining morning, hasn't it? We had such a good run around the park where you had fun being chased by that little Bedlington Cross, before we collapsed into a heap and cried our eyes out into your fur. I told you that you were the best boy [...]

How breaking up with a best friend can be the hardest break up of all

How breaking up with a best friend can be the hardest break up of all

Most 30 year olds have experienced a heart-wrenching break up at least once. Perhaps twice. Perhaps fifty times if you're prone to falling particularly hard, very quickly, in love with someone. At the age of 27 I lost my best friend. I won't go into details but it ripped me to bits, having someone who'd [...]