72(ish) hours in Besançon, France

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll have noticed that I was living off a pretty dairy heavy diet recently- all thanks to a work conference in the amazing Franche-Comté region of France. Of course as with all work trips the majority of the time was- alas- spent working, so I … Continue reading 72(ish) hours in Besançon, France

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Travelling by train: appreciating the journey, not just the destination

Note: I almost changed the title of this post to "Isn't it ironic?", as after I finished writing it the delays started stacking up against us. Stolen cables, a broken down TGV in front AND behind ours; we ended up arriving in Besancon a full three hours after we expected to (and nearly 15 hours … Continue reading Travelling by train: appreciating the journey, not just the destination

Supporting Local Business: St Fagan’s Food Festival

Lately I've been trying to make a conscious effort to support more local businesses (though it's a slow transition, I'm still a supermarket shopper due to time constraints but definitely an aspiring veg-boxer, butcher/ cheese-monger/ fish market visitor! One day!). When I saw that the St Fagan's Food Festival was to be held the weekend … Continue reading Supporting Local Business: St Fagan’s Food Festival

Kilimanjaro: Memories from the Roof of Africa (6 years on!)

When it dawned on me- sometime last week- that today would mark my 6 year "Kiliversary" I was struck powerfully by two things. Firstly; six years has passed since nineteen year old me set out on the biggest, scariest adventure I could comprehend at the time. Secondly; I can remember the whole experience as vividly as … Continue reading Kilimanjaro: Memories from the Roof of Africa (6 years on!)