Category Archives: Travel

Looking forward

It’s been a while since I made New Year’s resolutions. I decided a while back that they no longer served me – I would set myself unrealistic goals then beat myself up for not sticking to them. In the past, … Continue reading

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Break on through to the other side

Breakthrough (Noun) a significant development or discovery, esp in science ⇒ a major scientific breakthrough ⇒ the test is a breakthrough in the early diagnosis of disease an action or event that represents the removal of a previously existing obstacle or barrier to progress … Continue reading

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Magic moments

I started this blog on the shady terrace mentioned below, the Pacific Ocean just a short walk away. I continued it in the comfort of my London home, to the gentle hum of the washing machine. And I finished it … Continue reading

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Postcard from Mexico City

I’m writing this from a café in the afternoon sunshine – one of the advantages of taking a trip to Mexico in December. It’s winter here too, supposedly, and many chilangos (as Mexico City dwellers are affectionately known) like to … Continue reading

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Belonging

I had a strange post-holiday sensation yesterday. I felt all at sea, despite being back in the metropolis and a long way from the sunny shores and gentle waves of southern Turkey. I arrived back from my delightful yoga break … Continue reading

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A Mexican memoir

On Wednesday evening, confined to the sofa with a blanket and hot water bottle by an annoying cold and driving rain, I watched the movie Frida, a biography of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. I’ve seen the film before but … Continue reading

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Stronger together

This is a very brief post to announce my imminent departure for two weeks to Mozambique (mostly work, hopefully a little bit of pleasure) and to say a very special thank you to Jody Day of Gateway Women for allowing … Continue reading

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Strength in weakness

I haven’t blogged for a while and have had a rather slow, quiet and pensive week following my exhausting trip to Maputo, Mozambique. I’ve been nursing my swollen, dry eyelids, catching up on sleep, watching a little too much TV … Continue reading

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Mixed feelings

So, it’s been an interesting week here in Maputo and both sides of my split personality have been fully present. The side of me that comes alive in foreign climes and gets a buzz from the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, … Continue reading

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Split personality

There’s me, and then there’s me. There’s the me who doesn’t want to stray far from home, who likes to sleep in her own bed every night and who wants to be firmly ensconced in a regular routine for weeks … Continue reading

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