Monday, 17 October 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 7 - the Milky Way and Marrakech

I delayed this post because I wanted to illustrate the utter magic of the starry mountain skies. The most intensely starry sky I have ever been lucky enough to experience. Obviously I have no photos, I didn't even retrieve my crappy EE phone from my room that night.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

2 days in Berlin

It seems unbelievable to me that a return flight to Berlin can cost only slightly more than a return train ticket to Wiltshire to visit my family (£60 flights, £51 train). But wow, flying to Germany for the weekend felt super exciting, super cool and super fun!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Moments of September - stress and superpowers

Fitness dropped right off this month and I've been super on-edge. Would sticking to my fitness routine have helped me with the stress or would it have been an additional stress factor? There's no way to know for sure.

Friday, 30 September 2016

period talk - knowledge and sanitary products - the pros and cons of pads, tampons and the moon cup

Personally, I have no issues with talking about periods.  I don't find it disgusting or embarrassing, it's just a thing. I know there are people who have a problem with it (is it too uncouth?) so if that's you, I guess you won't want to read this post, where I talk about periods.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Desires for Autumn - "Unrush your world"

The unusually wonderful summer has been clinging on in London, with bursts of sunshine and lingering warmth. Autumn is definitely creeping in though. Leaves are dropping and the air is cooling. Everyone is talking about pumpkins and I'm starting to think about coats.

I'm a bit knackered. I've been very active and sociable this summer, for someone who once dreamed of living alone in the mountains like Heidi's grandfather.

My October already looks really busy (in a good way) with camping in Northumberland, a weekend in Berlin, and a dash up North to see Granny and some friends. And Stu wants a dinner party with some friends and I will want to see my cousin a bit more before she returns to Poland and see my BFF Gemmie (yes, matching names) for some K drama nights.

Most of that is booked and paid and there's no backing out, not that I even want to.

However, I'm longing to stop and rest.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Yorkshire food joy at Porter Brook Deli in Sharrow Vale Road - visiting Granny in Sheffield

I've been visiting Sheffield all my life....but somehow never realised how charming Sharrow Vale Road is before. Perhaps this is recent. Maybe I've been there before and forgotten what used to be there.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Moments of August - music, bare legs and laziness

Summer has rushed past me faster than I can function! I've been tired and lazy and emotional but still enjoyed plenty of sunshine and ice cream and melon and music.