Zen in Medellin

I had always imagined Medellin to be a dangerous city on the edge but first impressions changed all that. Right in the city centre is Barefoot Park- a public space for people to de-stress. How could I resist an hour exploring and how would this change my perception of Medellin? Built 14 years ago by…

The Perfect Gin and Tonic

It was William of Orange who introduced gin to England when he came to the throne in 1688. Overnight the nation turned into a country of gin drinkers as it grew in popularity. In 1793 the Blackfriars Distillery started making gin for the Royal Navy. In those days gin was served for officers and was…

Spring Walks and Longer Days

Each year I try to discover something new within a few miles of home. Sometimes the most beautiful places are literally on our doorsteps and are there waiting to be explored. Local footpaths in England are a joy and a wonderful way to see nature at its best. I just had to walk out of…

The Random Inspiration from Postcrossing

One of the things I decided to do this year was join Postcrossing. I read about it and decided it was a fun thing to get involved with- and signed up. Do people send postcards anymore in this world of Instagram. Well here’s a different perspective on postcards. Postcrossing is a way of randomly exchanging…

Baking for the Bazaar

I have experienced some scary things in my life but baking cakes for fetes leaves me cold.

How to Get More Exercise into the Working Day

It’s something many people struggle with and becoming more important as a sedentary lifestyle is recognised as a health risk. This was also something to work on this year as part of my January Journeys list of things to do. I,like many people, drive to work, sit at a desk, and before you know it…