The human mind is an incredible thing. It has the capacity to render the most extreme things into something mundane. Just look out of your window, isn’t it marvellous? Maybe … Continue reading Why Am I Getting Bored?
How many big decisions did you make today? Perhaps a few in relation to food, one about whether or not to go out, then a final one about when to … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions
As Satre put it, hell is other people. Although he said it in French, which probably made it more profound. As someone who lives in London, I can definitely relate … Continue reading Huh, Other People
Every time I’ve travelled before (and by that I mean more than a holiday) I’ve been on my own, or in the presence of other women. Living in China, travelling … Continue reading Man, I Feel Like a Woman
New Zealand feels enormous. It’s odd, considering that we’ve just come from a country that could fit the entire of Europe in it, to say that this diminutive pair of … Continue reading Wide Open Spaces
I could have called this ‘Mummy Treats’ or some such nonsense, but frankly I think there are times when it is great to not consider yourself a mum, and just … Continue reading Stuff for YOU on the Road
We’ve just got to the end of the third country in our eight-country trip. All of them (apart from the US) are places that neither of us have been before. … Continue reading Managing Expectations
At four in the morning I heard it. A scratching sound, above me in the van. Claws on canvas. Something nestled up there, behind the tent she was sleeping in. … Continue reading Is My Baby Ok?
One of the biggest things that has changed since having a baby is my experience of time. Back in London, whole days would go by when all I managed to … Continue reading Losing Time
Travelling around gets you thinking. Hours spent sitting on planes and trains reminds you of previous journeys, places you’ve visited, memories you created. Sometimes, it can make you think of … Continue reading The Roads I Didn’t Travel
I’ve just spent 10 days in Singapore. At the tip of the Malay peninsula and the crossing point between India, Australia and China, it has been a meeting point for … Continue reading Cultural Collision or Communion?
If you listen to Mr. Daily Mail, you will not inflict your offspring on anyone until they are capable of being in public spaces without being annoying. When they get … Continue reading Staying Sane on a Plane with a Baby