Mum wants to order in….

Article submitted on-spec for a magazine about Food on the theme “Rituals”, but was not published. The nights we order in from the local Chinese have always been full of chaos, but at the same time, ceremonial. The format has not changed since we were children. We kids have all grown up and moved out, but the family gets together on occasion, and the process … Continue reading Mum wants to order in….

The Midnight Library – A Review

As part of my Freelance Journalism and Travel Writing course, I’m frequently tasked with writing assignments. I’ll be sharing these on my blog as it would be a shame for these not to be shared! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you could change any decision in your life, would you? In The Midnight Library, we follow Nora Seed as she battles crippling sadness and a longing for a … Continue reading The Midnight Library – A Review

How a Solo Hike Can Help You Clear Your Mental Cobwebs

Lockdown has been tough on us all. Whether you’ve been cooped up in a small city flat or had the garden to relax in during our collective 18-month ordeal, we’ve all felt stuck at some point. So with lockdown easing, and the jabs being distributed amongst the public, how do we get back to ‘normal’? Personally, I’ve been hiking on my own for the past … Continue reading How a Solo Hike Can Help You Clear Your Mental Cobwebs

#1 I’ve Quit My Job | The Freelancing Diaries

I’ve quit my day job. Well I quit it 3 weeks ago… I’ve been toying with the idea of becoming a writer full time for a while now, and the coronavirus lockdowns have given me that push to do so. For the last 10 years, I’ve taken calls and sounded off the classic IT Crowd soundbite; “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” … Continue reading #1 I’ve Quit My Job | The Freelancing Diaries

Iceland Ring Road Trip

Winding through beautiful roads, whale watching in Shaky Bay, getting stuck in the snow and swimming in hail storms. Just a few things we got up to our once in a lifetime trip to Iceland. During September 2020, I travelled to this incredible country with my partner and spent three weeks exploring The Land of Fire and Ice. Twelve of those days, we spent in … Continue reading Iceland Ring Road Trip

Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

North Iceland’s’ advantageous weather and sea conditions make it an ideal setting to seek out the largest mammals on the planet. The number and variety of species in the Icelandic waters makes spotting them an almost guarantee. When making plans to travel to Iceland, whale watching was high on our list of things to do. We didn’t want to book a spot on a tour … Continue reading Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

What We Did For 5 Days in Icelandic Quarantine

When we booked our trip to Iceland in November 2019, we had no idea what the world would look like now. We thought it would be a normal getaway, how wrong we were! 5 days in isolation can see a little daunting in a new country so I thought I would share my experience with it, to help you decide if it is worth it. … Continue reading What We Did For 5 Days in Icelandic Quarantine

Visiting Cambridge | UK Staycation

With Covid-19 still quite an active presence around the world, a lot of the UK is looking for a staycation or a day trip to replace their holiday. I thought Iโ€™d share a few recommendations over the coming weeks for places to visit for a short amount of time and what you can do there. The UK is full of beautiful villages, towns and cities … Continue reading Visiting Cambridge | UK Staycation