A Little More About Me

Once, when I was younger, I wrote a school essay on free will versus determinism. I won’t bore you with the detail but the basic concept is this: None of us ever make a truly free choice. It proposes the theory that all our life decisions are in fact a result of our experiences thus…

What’s In A Name?

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” ~ William Shakespeare One of my favourite things about being a blogger is how much I learn on the job. Three years ago widgets, tags and SEO weren’t in my vocabulary. Today, I still struggle with them, but at the very least I know what…

Pleasure: Travel To A Happy Place

We all have one. Some of us have more. Those places, those moments that we take ourselves to, that instil a sense of complete calm. Whether we’re at a bus stop in the pouring rain, or in yet another stressful meeting, travel to a happy place is sometimes, the only thing that keeps us sane.…

The European Union: A Thank You

I don’t want to talk about Brexit. Instead, I want to tell the story of my personal relationship with the European Union. As the only citizenship I’ve ever known, the UK’s membership of the EU has shaped me into the person, and traveller, I am today. From early childhood, my experience of free movement, opportunities…

Travel Blogging: A Chicken And Egg Tale

From the moment we began walking the earth, we found ways to record our experiences and explain the world around us. Be it through cave paintings, stone carvings or the printed word, we’re experts at describing our surroundings.   Sharing Our World With the advent of live documentaries, Internet and social media, we now share…

The Long Way Home Turns Two

Two years ago I sat in Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport about to leave Australia. After more than three years in Canberra, I was returning to the UK for a new, and at that point in time, temporary adventure.   I gradually fell in love with London life and haven’t yet returned Down Under. The Long…

The Long Way Home: A Final Destination?

“One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.” ~ Hermann Hesse   I harp on a lot about home on here. In fact, home is the concept that started this blog. I’ve talked about where I was born, where I grew up and of course,…