Kitty’s postcards – walking in my Great Aunt’s footsteps

Kitty’s postcards – walking in my Great Aunt’s footsteps

I’m not sure how long I’ve known about my Great Aunt’s amazing African adventure, but it definitely captured my imagination. Although she died young many years before I was born, I’m immensely proud of my Grandad’s sister Kate Emily Bowles, known as Kitty. In short, a relation of a family friend visited our farm in Kent in the 1920’s […]

Have I got rabies? The time I was bitten by a mongoose and why you should have the vaccine

Have I got rabies? The time I was bitten by a mongoose and why you should have the vaccine

The second thought that passed through my head after “get that thing away from me”, was “have I got rabies”? Now I don’t know about you, but being bitten by a Banded Mongoose was the last danger I’d considered when planning a solo trip to Namibia! (You can read more about my trip here) Dramatics […]

15 for 2015 – New Year Resolutions?

New Year Resolutions? Nope!! For the past 2 years I have been setting myself personal challenges for the year, rather than resolutions that I’m unlikely to keep. Here’s my list “15 for 2015”: Visit somewhere I haven’t been Catch a fish for my dinner – line caught Cycling weekend or longer Learn to actually edit my […]

Travelling alone – It’s not big, it’s not clever, it’s not funny

Travelling alone – It’s not big, it’s not clever, it’s not funny

Travelling alone as a single female is not ‘brave’ it’s great!  Follow my blog with Bloglovin ‘You’re brave coming alone’ said the octogenarian lady in the permanent looking caravan behind René, who looked suspiciously alone herself! ” Oh , I love travelling alone and I do it often” was my reply.  On this occasion (September 2015) I was with […]