Let’s talk about Forever

'I wanna see all my 80s babies with their hands in the air!' shouted Salt, of Salt-n-Pepa, to the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday night. At least half the audience of the 'I love the 90s' tour threw their arms in the air and cheered. 'We just wanna say sorry,' Salt continued. 'We are so …

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Looking for inspiration… August

Wow, that's it, summer's over! It's been a good one this year, making new friends, catching up with old ones, ticking two more countries off my bucket list, and making big plans for the future! Summer for me is really May, June and July, August is usually a bit of a boring month - which …

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If you’ve got period pains and you know it, stamp your feet

I've been tested for anaemia, diabetes, and an under-active thyroid. Diagnosed with allergies, IBS, hypochondria, depression. Prescribed pain killers, vitamins, diet plans and the pill. Accused of attention-seeking, laziness, of simply having a low pain threshold. Old ladies offer me seats on public transport. Parents tell me I have no idea what it means to …

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I used to be…

Last week, book lovers everywhere celebrated Book Lovers Day. Being a book lover, I celebrated in fairly standard book lover fashion. I bought some new books. And I finished an old one. The book I finished was Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (who, for the rest of this blog, I shall refer to as Cheryl. I …

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A traveller’s heart

Although I usually travel alone, every so often, a familiar face appears. Like last year in Spain, when I bumped into an old friend. We screamed: 'Omg I can't believe it!' Hugged - slightly awkwardly, I'm not a great hugger when I'm sober - then decided to go for a drink. The next day I …

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The highs and lows of travelling alone 

The first time I really travelled alone was in 2003. I was in Thailand, and I was actually travelling with a friend, but he got sick, and so after a few days of waiting for him to get better, I ventured out on my own, and found I had a much better time without him! …

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Explorers

I don't even know where to start with this. It's ten days since I came home. Three weeks since I left. But I need to go back even further than that. I don't know when my love for travel really started. It probably goes right back to when we were kids, maybe our first holiday …

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