How to get in the Christmas spirit when you are far from home

While writing this post I had a flashback from last December when I was driving through Oman with friends listening to Christmas songs. It felt very bizarre because outside it was a barren desert – the most unchristmassy surroundings imaginable.

Anyway… as I am gearing up for my fourth Christmas away from home I thought I would share some of the ways I like to get into the Christmas spirit – even if you are somewhere that Christmas isn’t celebrated. View Post

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Moving onto Pastures New: Dubai to the Netherlands

Having moved from England to Australia back to England then to Dubai the time has come for me to move on to pastures new for the fourth time. I will be kicking off 2018 in another new country as this time I will be moving to… drum roll… the Netherlands. This post is basically is life update that has become a brain dump of how I am feeling about this whole situation. So read on to find out what’s good, what’s bad, what terrifies me and what excites me about this new adventure. View Post

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Three books I’ve read recently that I couldn’t put down

I go through phases with reading, but recently I have been in a definite reading phase and always had a book on the go. I am a very fussy reader and if I find that I am not completely into a book it becomes a chore for me to read and I just won’t finish it. I have to be engrossed in the story to the point that I feel like I can’t carry on with my life until I have found out what happens, which means that the books I like to read tend to be gritty crime books with lots of twists. I have been pretty lucky recently and read quite a few page turners, so I thought it was only fair that I share three of them with you. View Post

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How to do New Orleans in a Day

This summer as part of my road trip around America’s south eastern states I found myself somewhere I had wanted to visit for years… the magical city of New Orleans. Due to my tight – as usual – schedule I had just two nights and one full day to see the highlights of this city and this is how I got on. View Post

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Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

About twenty miles outside of Tunisia’s capital Tunis is the pretty town of Sidi Bou Said famous for its white washed walls and signature blue doors. The town is built on a cliff which means there are plenty of cafés where you can sip on Tunisian sweet tea whilst watching the sun go down. View Post

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