I had come here completely ignorant of the country, expecting rugged roads with sparse comforts and danger lurking round every corner. In total contrast, I found warm, welcoming people with a sound sense of humour, great pride in their developing country and so much worth preserving. Continue reading Albania, Days 9 &10 – Kruje, City of Skanderbeg and the Dyvjaka- Karavasta wetland paradise.
The crew of Kingfisher were still digesting breakfast as they left Whitby in the distance, when they picked up an extra member of crew, a little migrant chiffchaff. From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Coast has emerged from its industrial … Continue reading Day 5. Whitby to Newcastle and a well-earned rest.
It took an unexpected prize holiday in India to give me the shove I needed to take the proverbial plunge. A week of travel blogging left me with the sense, and encouragement of friends, that I should not park my keyboard. So here I am with 30 days of blogging catalogued! Continue reading Five Highs and Lows of Going Freelance: 30 Days Blogging Review
Last night, I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of the April full moon before it disappeared magically, up into a dim bank of dusky cloud and I sensed the turn of the earth and the changing seasons as so many will have done before me. Continue reading Can the Pink Moon change your life?
On the one hand, there is the beauty and magic of the country, the vibrancy of colours, the rich flavours of the food and the historic monuments proclaiming the wonder of the country’s historic past. In stark contrast, however, one cannot escape the wretched sight of the poor, particularly the women and their children, which pervades every journey. Continue reading Women of India
Is the Tiny House Movement for you? Originating in the USA, this social movement encourages those who prefer a few hundred feet of living space to a few thousand. Their homes come in all shapes and forms but allow the occupant to live a simpler life in an efficient space. Continue reading Could you live in a tiny home?
“Responsible travellers want experiences rather than packages, authenticity rather than superficial exoticism and holidays that put a little bit back into local communities and conservation. This is the future of tourism.” * Continue reading Responsible travel – who profits from your annual leave?
I am no psycho-analyst or philosopher, but I firmly believe that, although they say the eyes are the windows of your soul, your bookshelves reveal much of your true self! Continue reading What could your bookcase be saying about you?
“having made the simple decision to offer this talent to assist fellow small businesses, I stop and ponder how I have travelled the road less taken…” Continue reading Are you working to live, or living to work?