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The Pool is Open

April 24, 2017

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It’s been almost two weeks since my bags and myself were weighed at Nadi airport before I boarded the tiny plane to SavuSavu. As it soared over the turquoise blue landscape I was filled with excitement about plunging back into the warm water for the next ten weeks. The Drummer (my new flatmate/manager of the […]

Australia 

April 10, 2017

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From the moment the plane touched down in Australia the heavens opened. My first two weeks in Sydney were soggy to say the least. The city saw unprecedented rainfall throughout March and all my friends blamed me for bringing the British weather with me. Typical. Everyone needs a scapegoat. I was wearing waterproof trousers in […]

Taking The Plunge

March 5, 2017

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Relief was the biggest emotion I felt the day I left Caqalai Island. As I clambered into the boat to take me onto the next leg of my journey I had several options of what to do next but no firm plans. Do I leave Fiji altogether go straight to Nadi catch a flight to […]

Trouble in Paradise

March 1, 2017

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The honeymoon period lasted just four weeks. I was under no illusion that the next six months wouldn’t be hard work; but I hadn’t anticipated just how bloody difficult it was going to be dealing with people voluntarily exiled on an island too small for big egos. Then there was the disorganisation and chaotic management; […]

Kiwi Delight

January 10, 2017

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I’m sat on a flight from Queenstown to Auckland en route to Fiji with a huge smile on my face. It’s 0545 and I’ve not slept a wink. I’m hungover as hell, and severely dehydrated after doing an all-nighter with a cute British barman I met. Plum wine, sake, Japanese whiskey and cab sav. Yup […]

Flying solo

December 31, 2016

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It will take three flights, two transits and 29 hours to get to New Zealand. A country that has long been on my list of places to visit well before Peter Jackson shared its beautiful landscape with the world. A country with mountains and glaciers, glow worms and penguins as well as volcanoes. I only […]

Going cold Turkey

December 30, 2016

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On Christmas Eve morning I bolted upright in bed from a panic attack. My heart was racing fast and the bed sheets were damp from sweat. Today I was packing up my London flat once more and hitting the airport with no return date. There was a feeling of trepidation because as much as I […]