21 March 2013

New Adventures

I may have had a bit of a whine here that I have no one to travel to New Orleans with me but I am terribly lucky in the adventures I now have lined up:

June: With Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister in law and baby niece
August: With Mum for our annual american trip
May: with my wonderful friends Eleni, Steve, Sarah and Johnny :)


A London Adventure

A little collection of pics to outline my lovely adventure to the big smoke to see Suz's first exhibition at UCL

Friends, old and new
My beautiful hotel

Beautiful Art Deco Building that I came across by chance

Coffee and some terribly trendy salad
My lovely little room for One

Suz and her cabinet of mysteries....


Solo Travel

I sat with a girl called Rosie in the marketing office today, helping her stuff envelopes for 2 hours, we got to talking and we found that going to New Orleans was on both our travel wish lists. I almost begged her to agree that we go together!

I always think that one of the greatest things about having a significant other is that you have an adventure partner at your permanent disposal, whereas the single traveller has to seek out people to travel with (I know some people are more than happy to travel alone - but it does make things more enjoyable and somewhat safer to travel with a companion)

So last year when Sarah suggested Amsterdam and Mary-Anne agreed to Stockholm I sure as hell jumped at these chances. I do worry, I worry that when my friends settle down and buy houses and have children they will be less inclined to join me on such adventures. I worry I won't find someone prepared to drive around America with me, go to Istanbul with me, the Nile, Miami, Japan, the Maharajas Express, Hawaii....
I sound something like a spoilt child here! expecting people to accompany on all my travel whims, but really I suppose I would just really like someone to enjoy these adventures with: hence wrangling anyone who mentions somewhere they would like to travel!

Also I'm sure there is a lesson here about taking every opportunity, taking every offer to visit people in foreign climes, and maybe take on a few more solo adventures. As I suppose much as it may scare me, far better to travel to these places alone: than not at all....


3 March 2013


I've spent all day at home working on my 2nd unit essay and all I seem to have achieved is a slightly questionable sketch of the circulatory system and a job application, and booked a holiday to Chicago. (ok the Chicago trip is pretty cool! and the job is awesome) So I suppose its not too shabby!