2016: A year of ‘What the ****’s?!’

There were many a moment throughout 2016 when I exclaimed ‘What the ****?!’ (insert appropriate curse here), and here’s just few.  From Brexit, to Trump, my offer from the University of Bath, seeing another person from School getting married or having a baby, various times as I spoke about guys/girls/the world with my closest friends,…

Surfy love at Sennen cove

‘The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun’ – Phil Edwards (The reason I like that quote so much is probably because I’m the smiley surfer about to get wiped out, or, the smiley surfer catching a wave as high as my knees on my big, foamy boat/board) Driving down to…

Cambridge: The Flying Pig

“Next to music, beer was best.” ― Carson McCullers Whilst I wish such profundity had been my own, instead, good ol’ Carson provided me with the wisdom that I was desperately searching for (a quick ‘Pub quotes’ search on Google is all that’s required). This statement may as well be a fact, because anybody who’s…

Boardmasters 2016: Video

It’s officially autumn. The summer sun has gone into hiding and the heavens have opened. Whilst we were insanely spoilt this year with such beautiful weather, it really does make drab, dreary, dark days all the more dark, drab and dreary. So, out of pure nostalgia (not procrastination at all), I’ve put together a little…

We are the Boardmasters

Right now, I’m sitting at my kitchen table, eating shit loads of grapes, having already walked my dogs in wet rain (you know the type), I’ve just had an appointment with the bank to begin my lifetime of student debt, and i’m counting down the minutes until it’s socially acceptable to eat lunch (it’s 11:00am)….

My love for Barcelona

(Give my previous post ‘Parisian ponderings’ a quick read before reading this and it’ll make a hell of a lot more sense) So, travelling with family does present a lot more constraints, especially if they’re not your immediate family because you feel like you still have to maintain some kind of level of politeness… Something…

Parisian ponderings

Ever heard of Paris syndrome? No? Well, (apologies for the Wiki link, but please do take a read) Paris syndrome is a pretty serious thing. It affects a number of people who visit Paris, notably those of Japanese origin, and is simply put, immense disappointment. Whilst I’m not Japanese, nor did I suffer from ‘acute…

Singapore at long last 

So, it’s been a few weeks since I got back, and I still haven’t written about Singapore. Why you ask? Well, for once in my life, I haven’t been able to find the words to describe it. I spent 10 days with the Jeyes family, and all of those 10 days were full to the…

4 nights of wonder 

Siem reap is the first place I seriously considered missing my flight and staying for longer. The first place I could actually see myself living there. The first place I really experienced what solo travelling is all about.  The city itself is pretty small; everything’s either walkable or a 5 minute tuk tuk ride away….

Southern Vietnam: the highs & the lows 

I could pretend that every second, of every minute, of every day, of my trip I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been. Ever. But, that would be a lie and you probably wouldn’t believe it anyway. Of course I haven’t been! I think I’d have to have facial reconstructive surgery from a frozen smile if…

The truth about Tiger Temple 

Why has it taken so long for people to realise this place was up to no good? The whole buzz surrounding Tiger temple is that people can pay $139 to pose for a photo in their Moschino belts and stupid snapback’s next to a tiger drugged up to it’s eye balls that’s shit scared of humans…