Freedom has four wheels

Yesterday I became the proud user of a cute little blue rental car.   I have so many questions: Where do I get a touch and go from? Is signalling even a rule here? Where are all the roundabouts? Why do some traffic lights take between 4 minutes and a year?    For some context,…

We’re on our way: The men visit Malaysia

Someone recently told me that January is the Monday of months. They were not wrong- I always used to blame it on the British weather- but now I am in year 3 of hot Januarys and I realise there is more to it. It is straight after christmas and it is certainly a long old…

Weekend // Contrasts

Yesterday I cried in a random KTM train station in the face of difficulty.   Today I can laugh in the face of the love of my Father. Let me rewind a bit. I love to embrace the weekend, and yesterday I was excited for a packed day of celebrations, good food and lovely people….

Hello September

This year is the new beginning. I feel like I should either say yes now and go forward, or turn back. I’m choosing the first. This is the year I truly say yes, I’m all in. Not, I’m in when I feel like it, but yes to the uncertain, yes to the downright scary, yes…

Time for round two.

KL, I’m back! The end of the last term at school left me exhausted in every way, but here I am back in the place that feels so like home right now. The Island-UK-Island holiday sandwich filled with copious amounts of sleep fixed it all. I’m ready. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind:  I…

From bicyles to Mojitos and everything in between: Lily comes to town

Rewind a few weeks: loving the job but craving some adventure.. this ‘half term/long weekend’ just passed was exactly what I needed. What a difference a friend from the homeland makes. Lily arrived in the way she always does, looking as beautiful and as stylish as ever, not like she’d been travelling for 16 hours…

My KL Bucket List

I love lists. I make lists for every aspect of my day; to-do lists, future plans, what food I need to buy, what I am worried about, what I’m happy about. And so on and so forth. With that in mind I have complied a small list outlining what I would love to achieve in…

Visitors from the West, and travels to Cambodia

This month South East Asia was invaded by a couple of old university Friends. Frankie and Olly arrived at the beginning of the month, a week before the break for Chinese New Year. They spent the first week at my pool and exploring KL while I worked. That was harder than I thought it would…

Hello 2016

Today is the first of february. Where did January run away to? January 2016 began as chaotically (in a massively different way) as last year with Phuket, doing the Daniel Fast and the Cameron Highlands. Biggest news is that Frankie and Olly arrived in the big KL yesterday. Excited is not the word! Phuket To…

Hopalong on tour: October halfterm

Half term was a while ago, but other things have been more pressing… before we get into the festive season even further (I’m currently on my way to the UK!) I want to write about being broken in Indonesia for the October half term holidays! It was difficult to find any information on accessibility and…

The beginning.

Well, so, I recently moved to Kuala Lumpur! After the most amazing experience of being upgraded for the first leg of my journey from Economy to Business class things have been crazy! A massive thank you is in order to my hairdresser Emma’s legend of a sister who works for the airline I travelled with!…