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 →

Spring has sprung

Currently, the bright, spring, sun, shines through my windows  in London. The wonderful mornings make me want to be outside and enjoying the fantastic weather. Spring brings a whole host of activities to get involved with. While during the winter the dark mornings and evenings encourage us to curl up with a cup of tea, spring... Continue Reading →

6 weeks in India

When traveling the best plan is to have no plan. This way you will never be disappointed. You will not get frustrated because you didn't have enough time on your itinerary to explore a city properly. Similarly, you wont be restricted to a select few destinations. Instead you are an open book. This said, it... Continue Reading →

The North London bubble

Blimey, where is all the noise? Walking to my local gym at 7 am felt most alien. I have made the same walk umpteen times in the last couple of years. Usually, I walk there automatically without thinking about where I am going. However, recently arriving from India everything feels tainted. Strolling along the main... Continue Reading →

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