Something from Nothing

Back in August, I had my first Oak hall experience. If you haven’t read it yet, then pop over to The Lake to find out more about the wonders of Umbria, Italy and group holidaying! What make Oak Hall specialised is that it is a Christian run holiday company. For me, that was the attraction,…

The lake

I didn’t think I would be inspired again, but then you led me to the lake. Sometimes you make decisions when you are overtired, feeling lonely and unable to sleep and you wish you’d stayed away from your purse, cupboards, screens. Other times, you make a decision that stays with you till morning and walks…

REASONS TO DRIVE WITHOUT A SATNAV

The evening before as I began to get pre-holiday joy, I concocted a rather marvellous (well I thought so) and yet awfully risky plan! I remembered the holidays of old, where I would sit in the front seat of dads old Ford Avenger reading off directions to him from a piece of paper he’d tacked to the dashboard. This memory evoked such a nostalgia in me that I decided I’d start my digital detox from the moment I left the house!

8 ways to a stress-free holiday

When it comes to going away, the one thing I hate is feeling anxious and flustered by airport rigmarole. This year I felt hyper aware of this as I began to plan to fly over to Paphos by myself for a friends wedding! I had booked myself an early flight, eager to soak in as much sunshine…

8. End with Celebration

I’ve never liked Parma Violets, they were the sweets that always disappointed me if they turned up in our sweetie tin! Yet here I am, sat on Kato Paphos beach with what can only be described as liquid Parma Violets (ok so its lavender iced tea) and I like it, a lot. There have been a…

GROW [NYC 9]

We realised on our last day, we had made no plans but had a good 8 hours to fill before heading to JFK. Both Jo and I had wanted to go to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and had not made it. So we thought we these few hours to spare we would have a walk around….

48 hours left [NYC 8]

this morning i walked from LES to E 48th on 5th, sans camera. i shopped for gifts, and i entered the confusion that is a sample sale. i wore a matthew williamson dress i put it back i am now drinking (finally) a good coffee in a surf coffee house up from our apartment: Lost…