When I mention to people that I’m a part-time freelance copywriter I usually get a lot of questions about what I write and how I make it work, followed by a small exclamation of envy. One friend of mine, who’s been following my journey from occasional travel writer to actual freelancer, told me I must … More What It’s Really Like To Be A Freelance Writer: 5 Things I’ve Learned
Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best … More All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Thanks to increasing border freedoms and the digital age it’s now easier to live abroad than ever before. According to the Home Office, around five million UK citizens are residing overseas (with over a million of those choosing Australia as the place to up-sticks to). And that’s just people from the UK. Globally, there’s a … More Things that happen when you’re an expat
The last few weeks have been something of a revelation. I finally booked my flights to India, a place I’ve been fascinated by ever since I read The Jungle Book. In fact, I’ve got a very challenging yet exciting few months of travel ahead of me. Since I love making life difficult for myself I … More Goodbye To All That
London: otherwise known as ‘the Big Smoke’. Without a game-plan you are in danger of getting a little lost in the city’s fumes. A couple of days is enough to get a flavour of central London and you needn’t arise with the dawn chorus or spend half your monthly wages either. This itinerary is 48 … More Perfect Weekend In London
Last week I did something crazy. I booked a flight home to England. I knew I was going to head home around Christmas-time, having been away for 20 months already. I would obviously need to buy a flight in order to get there. But on an impulse (and feeling slightly hungover) I went ahead and … More Flying Home For Christmas
I recently had the good fortune to be invited to stay with my friend Anne in Devon, specifically Dawlish on the south coast. For those unfamiliar with English geography, Devon is a county right down in the south-west of the country; only Cornwall is further to the west. Devon and Cornwall used to be independent … More A Holiday in Devon: Quintessentially English?