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Facing up to Fifty - Should I stay or should I go?

I really believe it isn’t what you do in life that you are likely to regret, its what you didn’t do.  It is those opportunities that (with the benefit of hindsight) we come to realise we allowed to whizz past us unseized that return to haunt us.   947 more words

Career Break

Back to the homeland

There is nothing like flying into my country. Even in darkness I can feel the familiarity & homeliness. In daylight there is nothing like the views going into Belfast city or the peace of flying into Dublin. 83 more words


Travel Notions

Today marks a year since I departed on my grandest adventure thus far: a career break that took me across three continents, four months, five countries, and countless cities. 784 more words


Chiang Mai

There are places I feel an instant connection with & there are places I dislike. Chiang Mai falls into the former category. It is endearing & has the hustle & bustle of city life along with the balance of easy access to peaceful country life. 398 more words



I got horrendously drunk at my Blast Theory leaving do last night, so am feeling a little sad and delicate today. I somehow managed to cycle home from the pub, probably in a not so straight line, wrestled my bike upstairs into the flat (sorry neighbours), passed out on the sofa, woke up at 3am, and stumbled into bed – not before smashing the soap dish in the bathroom first though. 462 more words


I’ve been having one of those weeks where I’ve written half a post, deleted it again, written something else, not looked at it for a while, deleted it, wanted to make time to do a drawing, felt uninspired, watched MasterChef instead. 581 more words

What made you do it?

Last week my boss sent out the email letting everyone know that after 8 long years I had finally decided to hang up my suit and start my big adventure. 889 more words