Jellyfish, Cocktails, and Goodbyes

Jellyfish, Cocktails, and Goodbyes

After Patong and two nights of partying [where I opted out] we went to Koh Lanta. Oh. My. What a reprieve. We were so bloody happy! We got our own little ‘bungalow’ - essentially a detached private room with en suite - like we had in Pai. There were two pools [I...

The Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket

The Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket

The only thing we booked before we left the UK was the elephant sanctuary. We knew we wanted to go there because the company came recommended by a friend - we wanted to embrace the opportunity to make friends with an elephant, but we knew riding them was cruel. So we...

Patong, Party Hostels and Paradise – oh, and I snorkel now!

Patong, Party Hostels and Paradise – oh, and I snorkel now!

So it’s a New Moon and I’m in a party hostel in Patong, and while my boyfriend and my mate go out on a bar crawl [complete with hostel vests and buckets of alcohol] I’m staying here to write this. I hate Patong. I cannot overstate that to be honest. When I agreed and...

Street food and team bonding – aka the food poisoning

Street food and team bonding – aka the food poisoning

Oh. My. Word. We were so sick. I mean, as my friend H said, nothing bonds a couple quite like food poisoning. And she is so right. Thankfully it could have been much worse. Don’t get me wrong, sitting on the toilet with a bucket isn’t ideal, particularly when you have...

Happiness is… Pai, Thailand.

Happiness is… Pai, Thailand.

I am so happy. I don’t think I have ever felt happiness like this before. It isn’t the same as UK happy. It’s Pai (Thailand) happy. Soul deep happiness. Within 5 hours of being here I had declared I never wanted to live anywhere else. After a couple of days I have...

Farewells and Fond Goodbyes

Farewells and Fond Goodbyes

Isn’t goodbye the weirdest feeling? Many of the times I’ve said goodbye in my life have been on my terms. I like to take control of my own destiny. I make decisions quickly for the most part. And I am queen of letting things go [I don’t have a 100% clean sheet, but on...

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

While this year has had some low points - and there have been a few… [Did I mention the time I got so drunk on tequila that I blacked out and my memory phases back in right about the time I start scream crying on someone else’s bedroom floor? When I was so sick and...

A life less ordinary – a year of heartache

A life less ordinary – a year of heartache

I am struggling. I’m sick for the second time in as many months. Seasonal germs. Got me real good. I can’t go to the gym. I can’t socialise. I can’t go out dancing. I’ve been at home and mostly alone for four days. I went out for a walk today and it was amazing, but...

The wonders of online dating

The wonders of online dating

Today I was strapped to the top of a plane, and flew in the sky above the Cotswolds at 130mph. I raised over £1,000 for charity. It was insane. I received so many messages of support and comments/interactions on social media - my phone was going off like it was my...