Posts In: UK

Boredom & Transition

Learning how to welcome transition, and discovering boredom is essential. It’s been some time since I updated the blog thanks to a series of events and developments. As some of you may have noticed we’re back in the UK now,…

Change is in the air…

November 9, 2016 Featured, Finding our feet, Planning, UK

We make plans and the world laughs Our saga continues: two motorcycle world travellers that haven’t properly ridden a motorcycle in 3 months. Ordinarily I would be feeling as if things were failing by now, feeling as if I were…

Rediscovering Yorkshire

October 28, 2016 Featured, Garden Trails, UK, Uncategorized

Rediscovering Yorkshire (August 2016 - To catch up with other recent developments see our picture blog here - it'll open in another tab) I've long been curious whether the changes effected by long term travel will stick with me long…

The ‘right way’ to adventure: isn’t it time we smashed this idea?

February 14, 2016 Featured, UK, Values

Despite the obvious contradiction in terms, the myth of a right way to adventure is all too visible, and disappointingly it seems even seasoned travellers aren’t exempt. Unfortunately, there is a certain sort of person in this world who likes…

CELTA: Learning to teach English as a foreign language

December 19, 2015 Random thoughts, UK

I’ve spent the last four weeks on a CELTA course and it was pretty intensive. For those of you not familiar with it, CELTA is an internationally recognised qualification that enables you to teach English as a foreign language. It…

Short story competition winner: The first time

August 28, 2015 motorbikes, UK, Uncategorized

A competition hosted by Overland Magazine and Rev'it, here's my short story which won me first place and a Rev'it adventure motorcycle suit...that moment I first realised that I was on an adventure: My first time on a bike changed…

Accepting vulnerability

July 30, 2015 Random thoughts, UK

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the…

Control Freak

July 29, 2015 Random thoughts, UK

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the…

The Overland Event: A Showcase of the Best Kind of People

June 26, 2015 UK

The Black Horse, Great Missenden June 19th-21st 2015 Overland Event Humanity. It’s something I think about often. I like the word. It describes a multitude of things, all positive: compassion, kindness, generosity of spirit and more. In a single word…