Musings

Bowling party

The strange thing about comfort zones

Comfort zones. They’re funny old things. Usually when travellers write about breaking out of a comfort zone, we’re talking about...

Travel shirt in Halong Bay

Ode to a shirt

Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today outside this crappy guesthouse in Kuta to say farewell to a dear and...

Luck

The real reasons I am lucky

 “You’re so lucky.” Those three words have been the background music to the movie of my life. For well over...

Goodbye

A Breakup Letter

Dear Big Corporate World, It’s over. I think we’ve both known it for a while, but the time has finally...

Forum in Rome

Goodbye Dr Jim

“Benefield, Dr James Joseph (Jim) — Sadly passed away in Paris, France on Tuesday 11 October 2011. In his 74th...

Backpackers

The tingle

No, in case you’re wondering, this is not a post about Zovirax. Glad we cleared that up.  As it were....

I am afraid

Fear is a wonderful motivator

In two weeks time I’m running 21km in a girl’s school uniform, and I’m woefully under-prepared for it.  I’m scared...

Laptop in Laos

I am not going to die wondering

It’s 2pm on a Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining. I’m slightly hungover, with a case of brain fog that...

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