After passing the relatively sleepless night, the cold paired with unusual bedfellows, including some very chatty birds and these furry guys, I was up and on the road shortly after 5:30am, quickly passing the 10 miles/16km (left to get to the ferry dock in Harwich. The 7.5hour ferry ride was pleasant – I napped, sipped passable … More Boats and buildings of Rotterdam
The first hour of my trip went exactly as expected. I woke up a bit before my alarm, had a shower, breakfast, pounded some coffee, and danced around to Hall & Oates as I sorted the final details. My bike and I were out the door in record time and were smoothly cruising down the … More Adventures on the road to Harwich
Hello my lovelies! It has been two years since I started this ol’ repository of rants and raves. While it may seem trite or vapid, I love celebrating milestones and savouring the moment of reflection (this might be why the Passion Planner is one of my favourite things!). I warn you, this may be long-winded, … More Happy blog-iversary to meeee!
Getting ready for the first leg of my Pedalling for Mental Health adventure (Riding to my Roots: London to Holland)! In customary fashion, I made sure I pulled a muscle in my calf over the weekend in order to ensure a sufficient level of discomfort for the journey. But that has done little to dampen … More T-3 until adventure time!
According to my flatmate, I need an old-timey chemistry lab to support my brewing and mixing of my various potions and lotions. It seems that I have many of the habits of an apothecary, making pots and bottles of mixtures to rub on the skin, inhale, or soak in. I was really excited for this most … More Essential oil roller-balls
The last few days, I have been completely absorbed in puzzling out some code for my analysis. As I work in an open office, I find that the times that I need to dive deep into the world of programming, I require a constant stream of sounds to isolate me from the distracting goings-ons of … More Music for coding
Hello lovelies! I am super excited to announce my latest project, which brings together two of my passions: bicycles and mental health. Why mental health? Mental health is an issue that touches all of us, no matter where we are in the world. Mental health crosses border and affects everyone. Whether in secret or out … More Pedalling for mental health
I am dreaming and planning my next adventure, and so have been thinking of some of my best adventure things, that have made life lighter, easier, and better when I hit the road, whether it be on a city break, a hiking trip, or bike adventure. 1. Solid fuel stove – A few years ago, my … More A few of my favourite [adventure] things
If you have been following my blog for the last year, you would know that I have given a lot of thought to minimalism and simplicity – from automating my work clothing by developing a work uniform, participting in minimalism challenges, and moving overseas which required a significant reduction in stuff. I had come face-to-face … More A few of my favourite [everyday] things
1. Completely relax into the ground. It can take all of your weight. When my yoga teacher said this, I reacted pretty much like this “A-doyyyyyyy!! Everyone knows the ground can take our weight!” Then I started to realize that I rarely, if ever, let go completely and sink into the ground. I feel like … More 4 life lessons I keep re-learning in yoga class