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Taking Time Out Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

It's a beautiful day outside, and here I am sat in my living room with no intention of going out. Say whaaaaaat? I'm sure most people would think, "yeah, so what?" rather than "say what" but if you know anything about me, it's that I'm not very good at doing nothing. But of course I'm… Continue reading Taking Time Out Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

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The What Ifs: Alternative Lives Of Me

Tomorrow marks ten years since I made the big move to the other end of the UK - and ten years later, here I am back home in Orkney. It's not like nothing has changed, though; a hell of a lot has happened in between, of course. I think it's safe to say that everyone looks… Continue reading The What Ifs: Alternative Lives Of Me

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: May Update

Woah, what the hell happened to you, May? After a manic April, you were supposed to be calm, collected and chilled out. I planned to slow down a bit - I wasn't getting many shifts at my second job, so I was able to utilise days off to explore and catch up. Fast forward to a… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: May Update

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Why The Small Moments Of Travel Matter, Too

It was 6pm at our hostel in Brisbane and I had just got back from work to find a few people happily lounging around in our back yard hippie shed. "Man, I really wanted to go to AC/DC tonight," someone piped up. I turned around. "ME TOO! And how awesome would it be to see… Continue reading Why The Small Moments Of Travel Matter, Too

australia · oceania

My Top 10 Australia Experiences

After more than a year in the land down under, I've had a few stories to tell and plenty of memories to share. I have a few things I still want to write about Australia (and lots of things I still want to do), but I thought I'd start with a summary that I've been… Continue reading My Top 10 Australia Experiences

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On Coming Home After Long-Term Travel

After eighteen months and eight days, it was time to come home. It's the part most people dread - how will they fall back into a routine after such a sporadic adventure? How will anyone understand what they've been through, and how they've changed as a person? Can you really settle into a "real" job… Continue reading On Coming Home After Long-Term Travel