Absorb the magic in the inner circle of Stonehenge

1.5 hours from London is a mystic circle of stones that have baffled and mystified people for centuries. We had visited Stonehenge 2005 as part of our Herstomceux Castle adventures but figured we were due for another visit to “re-charge” at these ancient stones. In the past 5 years, the stones have been fenced off … More Absorb the magic in the inner circle of Stonehenge

Arctic adventures under a polar night sky: Tromsø, Norway

After running the Midnight Sun Marathon and being thoroughly enamoured with this little Norwegian city, Lisa & I thought it we should sign up to the polar opposite rate – the Polar Night Half-Marathon. It was also a great excuse to spend a long weekend in the pristine and amazing Norway! It started to seem … More Arctic adventures under a polar night sky: Tromsø, Norway

Gift guide for your favourite nerd: academic gift guide

Every year, I look forward to The Cup of Jo’s Gift Guide. She curates lists for different people like “Your best friend who reads her horoscope every day and gives the best pep talks” or “Your little brother who makes amazing tomato sauce and laughs at his own jokes.” She has published these since 2007, … More Gift guide for your favourite nerd: academic gift guide

Post-election blues? Thoughts on giving a f*ck

There’s a kind of hush all over the [UK] tonight. A drained, somewhat despairing hush blanketing liberal London after a landslide victory for the Tories last night. Between debriefing with like-minded collegues over large cups of coffee, I started thinking about how to break out of the post-election funk and into a more productive state … More Post-election blues? Thoughts on giving a f*ck