Back in January i wrote a post titled' A Travel Inspired Nursery: A Personal Touch' all about my vision for my baby boy's nursery and i promised to update when it was finished. I had hoped to bring a "baby-boy-friendly, subtle feeling of adventure to the room". I had chosen the obvious colour palette of white … Continue reading A Travel Inspired Nursery: Update!
The internet is full of blogs and advice on "10 ways to bond with your bump" and "tips for expectant mothers to love your bump". These tips involve everything from singing and talking to your bump, massaging your bump, playing music to your bump an so on. I've read forum after forum of expectant mother's … Continue reading ‘The Bump’ and Detachment
Dear Dad, It’s been 13 long years since I last saw your face, since I waved goodbye to you in the back of that ambulance whilst my head nestled into mum’s protective embrace. The thing is Dad, It was like I always knew I was going to lose you. The day you and mum parted … Continue reading A letter to you, Dad.
Isn't it funny how life has a way of working things out!? One day you can wake up and find yourself heading in a completely unexpected direction and something that was once never a priority can become the most important thing in the world. I have recently had a clear out of my laptop and … Continue reading To ‘Settle’ or Keep Going.
Anyone who has been to Thailand will know that it is often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’. However, due to Thailand being a country run by a corrupt government that uses its power to bribe and manipulate, a destination where tourists are scammed on a regular basis and a place where it is … Continue reading Vanuatu: The True ‘Land of Smiles’
When I boarded the plane to New Zealand all those years ago, I was leaving behind the bitterness and humiliation of a failed three and a half year relationship. A relationship that had yo-yoed back and forth for a further two years. The relationship had taken all my energy and self-worth and left me broken. … Continue reading Why travelling helped me to fall in love again.
Being the daughter of someone labelled a ‘paranoid schizophrenic’, being told I was ‘clinically depressed’ at 18, and working in the mental health field, I know all too well the struggles of living with mental health issues. The confusion, the misunderstanding, the fear and the utter hopelessness. Medication seems to be, all too often, the … Continue reading Travel – My anti-depressant