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
I have gotten very good at giving myself the best birthday gifts – usually they are plane tickets somewhere new and exciting. This year, I treated myself to a Turkish delight – a few days of diving in Kaş!I dove with Nautilus Dive Centre, and had a rigorously fantastic schedule of an extensive breakfast, diving, … More Diving in Kaş: A Turkish delight!
In the latest in the series of extraordinary adventures of the #DykxhoornDarlings, we walked through the wardrobe into Narnia. Alternately known as Lister Park in Bradford. But before this magical frosty morning, I got to see teacher-extraordinaire Miss Dykxhoorn in her school. This was the first time I have been in a secondary school in … More Dykxhoorn Darlings in Bradford
I share a lot about my travels on this site, as I have had the opportunity to visit some truly incredible places in the last few years. In response to queries about if I like living in London, I find myself often responding that I love that London is such a hub of travel, making … More Moments in my London
What do you do if you have one day left of vacation, access to a van, and a flight to catch from Oslo? Andrew made a strong case for a visit to Lillehammer. This little city in Norway was made famous by a crime drama “Lilyhammer” which featured (according to the IMDB blurb) a New … More Lillehammer, Norway
It’s been a while since I have shared any epi fun on the blog, and I am very overdue on an update, but I thought I would tide you over with this little research snack – a paper we just published on substance use disorders in migrants and refugees: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002944 Why did we do this … More Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!
While sled dogs might not be the top of everyone’s mind in the summer, if you are looking for something heartwarming while in Tromsø, a visit to Tromsø Villmarkssenter is the ticket, because YOU GET TO CUDDLE PUPPIES (but I am getting ahead of myself). Only a short drive from central Tromsø, you will arrive … More HUSKIES?! PUPPIES!?: Fluffy friends in Tromsø
Norway is blessed with some of the most pristine and remarkable wilderness I have ever seen. The best way to see the best Norway has to offer is to take a boat out onto the fjords. In my opinion, it would be an egregious error if you visited Tromsø and did not explore the arctic fjords. … More Oh my fjord! Norway at it’s most spectacular
Our destination on this Norwegian adventure was Tromsø, a little town nestled in the Arctic. A place of midnight sun, and the location of the midnight sun marathon on summer solstice. Apart from running a very long distance, this trip was a treat because Tromsø is a truly charming city. This striking city is home to … More Tromsø, Norway
We only had a few hours in Oslo, so it seems like the perfect amount of time to go to the Viking museum… and eat a hotdog. We successfully achieved these lofty goals.