China’s freezing Disneyland: Harbin Snow and Ice Festival

No this isn’t a scene from Frozen, this is Harbin Snow and Ice Festival in China. Possibly my favourite trip that I did while living in China and also the most costly to get to. Every year in January and February people rush to northern…

Paris i’m REALLY sorry.

It was the third night in a row that i’d dreamt about Paris and unfortunately it hadn’t been positive. With all of the news stories from the past year and a half, I couldn’t really blame myself for having doubts about visiting the French capital…

No room at the inn: My Airport Lounge experience with Aspire

It was a random decision thanks to Expedia that I ended up in Bristol Airport on the morning of December 24 bound for one of my favourite cities – Paris. Of course I was feeling rather festive so tried out the Aspire lounge at Bristol…

Things you think about during your first Australian Christmas

It was a year ago to the day that I touched down in Australia to celebrate Christmas with my Australian side of the family. Spending Christmas abroad is hard but when you’ve got your family with you, it is so much fun. However it definitely…

Enough. You don’t need to give up your job to travel.

This could be a blog post telling you to give up your nice job, your house and travel the world and be like me. But it’s not. Because I am tired of them. Because quitting your job to travel full time is not for everyone.…

Feeling Festive at Kew Gardens

I wanna wish you Merry Christmas! This is just one of those “I can’t believe it’s bloody Christmas” posts. But seriously, I mean it, I can’t believe it’s bloody Christmas. And so as people do when they feel the need to start being festive, I…

Spending Christmas in Sanya, a Chinese paradise

“It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all” Having landed back in China at the beginning of November, it was absolutely freezing cold. I couldn’t believe the sheer difference in temperature from Xi’an to Beijing. Feeling like some warmth and good times with friends was…

Playing a match at the Australian Open (a couple of months later)

I walk along the Champion’s avenue, taking a look at pictures of the players who have gone on to win the Australian Open – Djokovic, Federer and Serena Williams. Unfortunately I was not going on to Rod Laver to win a grand slam title, I…

Things you think about during a long haul flight

Long haul flights. They’re like marmite – you love them because you’re going on an amazing trip but omg when will it end? I found myself pondering a lot during my flight from London to Adelaide and so i’ve put together a list of random…

What’s the story? November 20, 2016

It’s been a while dear blog but things have been incredibly busy. I write this sat in an incredibly busy Starbucks as we are still waiting for the ‘internet guy’ to come and fix our wifi. We’ve still got a week to wait and omg…

What the latest story?

I’ve been really enjoying reading other blogs lately and spending some time enjoying what others are up to. So I thought i’d try and give this weekly updating thing a go. So what has been going on this week? Work. Moving. Stress. Fun times. I…