Round the Island in 48 hours

Inhaling with all my might, I was trying to feed my body with as much oxygen as possible. Meanwhile, my leg muscles were screaming at me to stop. 'Blimey,' I yelled in exasperation. The hill was never ending. Cyclists whizzed down in the opposite direction. I looked up and smiled at them through gritted teeth.... Continue Reading →

Bristol to Bath by bike

Yogurt coated oats and coconut flakes melted in my mouth. The sweet granola was complemented by sour berries. This was washed down with a turmeric latte. The spice kicked the back of my throat cleansing my pallet. Sitting on the river-side we watched the world go by. It was 9.30am on Saturday. Consequently, there wasn't... Continue Reading →

Day two in Bristol

Walking along the river starting in Bristol Redcliffe it is possible to reach the quaint suburbs of Clifton. It is a glorious walk (even if the end is up an extremely steep hill). On our journey we passed the SS Great Britain - the longest boat of her time in 1845. The boat has a... Continue Reading →

Sleeping under the stars in the North Downs

Shadows danced on the trees that surrounded us. The ambiguous shapes vanished swiftly as I moved my lantern away. We were trekking up a steep, narrow path enclosed by woodland.Glimpsing fragments of sky through the thick vegetation, I could see it was a dark blue. The sun had set forty minutes ago.Unsure where we were... Continue Reading →

My Mad Mother

Last month marked a six year mile stone for my mother. On Easter weekend 2012 my mum's life was turned upside down. She was diagnosed with a spinal tumor and told that she probably would never walk again. While, she is parlaysed from her armpits down this has not stopped her. Yes - it has... Continue Reading →

Save food, save a life

Sitting with her legs crossed on the dusty floor a lady aged around 40 stared vacantly at the many shoes gliding past. Her eyes were downcast. The small street where she had placed herself was a shortcut for many commuters rushing to get home for the weekend. I don't know how long she had been... Continue Reading →

Waste management in India

Working for a recycling and waste company in London my eyes are always open to how things work in different countries. I have written a blog for  Paper Round and wanted to share it here too. Strolling down the hectic streets in India there is a lot to pay attention to. Firstly, it is vital to avoid... Continue Reading →

The tale of Timbuktu

Where is Timbuktu and why do we know it's name? Timbuktu is in Mali, Eastern Africa. It's a small dusty town. The village has been referred to as the a centre point in Africa. Being situated 7 miles from the Niger River and to the south of the Sahara desert (the largest desert in the... Continue Reading →

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