Sunday 11/02/18: Eeekk! There are only nine more sleeps until we leave our rural community and head back to Kathmandu for two weeks' debriefing; report writing; R and R; and the thing I'm looking forward to most, a hot shower. All of a sudden, my position has changed from, "We've still got xx days" to … Continue reading The home stretch
Sunday 07/01/18: The first week of the new year in Sudal has felt like a fresh slate with even bluer skies and a crisp cool air. Everyone has a renewed vigour; the ubiquitous kids (baby goat variety) and calves have an extra spring in their step, while the local kids (human) are that little bit … Continue reading Breaking the routine
Saturday 09/12/12: Chocolate lava flecks land on my face as I scrape the little pot out with a spoon and I finally come up for air. I’ve got two frozen éclair things wrapped in foil under my arm for the umpteenth time this week as we walk back from the local bakery to our guesthouse … Continue reading Training, Acclimatisation and Éclairs
Today's the day! After twelve and a half years, I've just eaten my last "Happy Friday" roll and sausage and it's my last day with Shell. It's the end of an era! I'll definitely be crying later but right now I want to document my broad plan for the next six months. I would happily plan this to … Continue reading The Plan…ish
I’m leaving everything I know for 7 weeks’ solo travel in Africa before heading to Nepal for four months as a team leader with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). My last couple of jobs have involved elements of delivering corporate communication strategy and I’m interested in using my forthcoming adventures to explore my own writing skills … Continue reading My first ever blog post! How terrifying! How exciting! How utterly self-indulgent!