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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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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Marathon Man

I recently watched Marathon Man, a BBC documentary about Eddie Izzard’s journey to run 27 marathons across 27 days in South Africa. Why 27? One marathon for each year that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. It was in Mandela’s honour that Eddie set up the challenge with Sport Relief. Catching snippets of the London Marathon over the weekend was a reminder of […]

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Taxi Milano25

One evening in Florence, I walked past a white taxi covered in flowers and other colourful cartoon-like patterns. The taxi caught my attention and my eyes met with the driver, a smiling lady with glittering eyes and a huge colourful hat to match her taxi. She seemed like a character straight from a children’s story. I was with a […]

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