It’s a funny thing how you can create a perfect picture of something in your mind, built up from references in stories and people’s experiences, things you’ve seen on tv and pictures in books. I spent a lot of time … Continue reading
How’s it going? If you get this, you win 3 snags and a jaffle iron (just hypothetical ones I’m afraid). So the last was in Litchfield National Park in Northern Territory. The favourite weekend spot for locals (I use the … Continue reading
Dear blog appreciators, I find myself, once again, teetering on the brink of an adventure to that charismatic land they call Oz. I’d like to say that I have my bags packed and tickets in hand, but it would be … Continue reading
On a hot sunny day like today (and in fact most other days in between) my mind wanders to the other side of the globe and I drift into (heat)hazy reminiscences of Australia (it still exists- it’s just that I’m … Continue reading
If Glastonbury has become too commercial for your liking and you yearn for the decade when it was ok to wander around barefoot, adorned with daisy chains and humming Joni Mitchel classics, then perhaps you ought to take a trip … Continue reading
As many of you will know, I’ve been writing regular posts for my travel writing section on The Quiet Hailer, but this week there hasn’t been one… That’s because this week’s piece won the Telegraph ‘Just Back’ competition! Words can’t quite convey how excited I was to receive this news. I had to go for a run around the fields behind my flat whooping as I went (this generated some odd looks, but then I suppose they weren’t aware that I was now a published travel writer and therefore could do as I pleased).
Perhaps, therefore, you’d prefer to view it in its official home on the Telegraph website. Enjoy! 😀
We had been roughing it in Australia for six months by the time we reached Melbourne and we were quite unprepared. For one thing, it was freezing and at this stage in our travels we were down to our last … Continue reading