Eight Tips for Hiking Oahu’s Diamond Head Summit Trail

Tip One: Dress the part. Find your flimsiest ballet pumps and pick out a one-shouldered bag. It’s just a bit of walking, right? Tip Two: Water? Who has space in their bag for that!? Surely there’ll be some magical water fountains somewhere along the trail. Tip Three: A bit over the halfway point, dehydrated, with aching […]

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Take Me Back to the 90s

I have lost count of the number of times I’ve watched this 90s compilation this week. It’s a fun, creative, perfect piece of nostalgia that hasn’t ceased to make me smile yet. 🙂 I have a memory associated with every single song in the video, and it really brings home what an important part music plays […]

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A Challenge to Myself: 101 Postcards from Wales

I’m incredibly lucky. I’ve been able to travel the world and meet people from many different countries over the years. Discovering and learning about new countries is one of the things I enjoy most in life. What about my own country, though? I have great love for Wales, it’s always been my home, but there’s […]

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2017

“Why is everyone going on and on and on about 2016 as if it’s a person!?” “Numbers have meaning, Siobhan,” my Mum replied. I may have rolled my eyes, in the most daughterly fashion, as she repeated a story she’s often told me. Any year with a six or a nine is guaranteed to be […]

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Be The Most Sublime Fool

The wisdom of Ray Bradbury: If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights […]

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Little Blue House

I brought a house this week! A little blue house by the sea. It’s on a new development and, as the houses on it are being released slowly and selling quickly, I’ve been missing out on chances to secure one of the houses for months. I grabbed my chance this week. The house itself is still being built […]

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Taxi Ride Home

My taxi driver had just told he he’d been living in Wales for six years and, with laughter in his eyes, was trying to get me to guess where he was from originally. I couldn’t. I’m awful with accents and knew I’d get it wrong. 🙂 He was from Ethiopia. I asked as many questions […]

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