It’s happened to all of us. After months dreaming of sunlit idylls, the weather gods let you down and allow a storm to bucket down torrents of icy rain. You have no car to hand or destination in mind (having planned a city-centre stay close to where all the tours leave from) and can’t bear the thought of being hemmed in at a vaguely interesting museum amongst frazzled kids. This happened to us the day… View Post

My New Years Resolutions

My New Years Resolutions

This blog has always been, and will forever more be a record of my personal adventures. It is a journal of the chaos, delight, opportunities and travails that we encounter all rolled in with an obsession for photography (as far as my skillz extend) and a dash of humour (well, I try anyway). There seems to be a lot of the usual goal setting in the blogosphere that a new year usually entails, with a… View Post

The best way to beat Monday blues.

The best way to beat Monday blues.

Monday is derived from an Old English word Mōnandæg literally translating as ‘day of the moon,’ our favourite glorious celestial body. When the name was originally nominated as a day of the week I’m sure that the image of modern day desk workers trudging towards their desk with a cup of joe (or a round of Tea if you work in England) wasn’t quite what they had in mind, so a bevy of lovely bloggers… View Post

Quotes, mottos, mantras and inspiration

Quotes, mottos, mantras and inspiration

A couple of weeks ago, a friend turned to me and asked “What is your life motto?”. Rather astounded (it was only 10.15am on a Tuesday) I gulped goldfish-like a couple of times, and short of shouting out ‘look, it’s a bird’ as a distraction or Googling furiously, it got me thinking. What is my motto? Do I need a motto? How do pick just one? Should I get a tattoo in case I then… View Post

Blogging inspiration and what the heck to write …

Blogging inspiration and what the heck to write about?

A friend of mine was asking me the other day just how I managed to blog 6 days a week for 3 years, work fulltime, spend quality time with my other half AND motor around London like my pants were on fire. Honestly I don’t know… I guess really it came down to two things: sheer bl**dy determination and settling into a blogging habit that suited me (and occasionally inviting Mr Kiwi out to blogging… View Post