I started keeping a diary shortly after my 15th birthday. I remember feeling depressed, alone and hopeless, and I decided to write down my thoughts, as that was supposed to help. I kept doing this until I was 21 – in fact I still do now, although it’s nowhere near regular enough to claim I […]Read more "Reading my diaries a decade later"
With most of the UK left wincing after today’s election results, I decided it was time to review my latest read – the anti-government tome Revolution by Russell Brand. This is my first book review, so let’s start with the aesthetics. Plus points for the visual element of LOVE highlighted within the title, but overall I […]Read more "REVIEW: ‘Revolution’ by Russell Brand"
Have you heard of the Liebster Award? Probably a few of you have. It’s an award that makes the rounds on the blogosphere, given to anyone with an active blog and less than 200 followers. I imagine the purpose is to attract more followers and also to ‘discover new blogs’ – and I am all for that! […]Read more "The Liebster Award"
I was drawn to Koh Lipe by a beach photo posted by a friend that looked so ridiculously good I did wonder if it was photoshopped. I’m sure many of us have been drawn to a place by such stunning photos, whether on Instagram or in a holiday brochure. Anyway, I’m here to tell you […]Read more "Koh Lipe, Thailand: Paradise Lost"
Everyone sees ‘Ipoh’ on the sign posts in KL, but I don’t think many people go there. However, I’m here to tell you that you should: it’s stuffed full of heritage buildings, old coffee shops and charming locals. I’d love to write a full piece on this sleepy city, but I’m a little pushed for […]Read more "Ipoh Old Town: In Pictures"
The Cameron Highlands in Malaysia entice tourists with tea, strawberries and cool temperatures. Located in the centre of the country, these hills are handy for growing plenty of plants that can’t take the sweltering temps in the rest of Malaysia. They’re also perfect for us western wimps who can’t take the heat either! I spotted […]Read more "The Cameron Highlands: Tourism Gone Wrong?"
I love walking. There is something incredibly satisfying about arriving somewhere and knowing you got there under your own steam. Combined with the obvious problem-solving situations of getting lost, misreading your map, or simply having an awful sense of direction, like me. No-one walks anywhere far in KL. No-one that is, except me and Bob. I’ve found […]Read more "The Perils of Walking in Kuala Lumpur"