Ho Chi Minh City – a Flying Visit

In April, I took a work trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Though it was a very brief trip without the opportunity to see very much, it’s fun to look back and give a reaction, as well as to think about what I would like to make sure I see next time! Leaving from

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22 / 52: Brands and People who Inspire

That’s a wrap – the jet-set life is over for a little while. I just got back from Germany on Friday, have unpacked my bags, filled up the fridge and settled back in. It feels good to be at home! We’ve already been out for a boulder, hiked around Arne (more on that soon!) and

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21 / 52: Beach Days

Summery weekends call for beach days. Or, more accurately a very sunny Friday, not so much Saturday though. I arrived back in Poole on Friday and am almost ready for normal life to start again. Because the weather was so gorgeous we kicked off the weekend by strolling down to the beach to play some

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20 / 52: On Gratitude

Plans change. Life happens. I’m still in London. Just a few more nights though. When I first found out I would have to stay a bit longer my instinct was to be disappointed. But, when I took some time to reflect I decided that I’d rather be grateful for the opportunity and make the best of it.

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19 / 52: Missing Home

Welcome back after a silent week. It’s been a long week in London for me filled to the brim with chores. Last week flew past yet dragged on. A stark reminder that I miss being down south where life is slower, more organised, less hectic. Adam kindly drove up to London to visit me here

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18 / 52: Rockets & Rascals

Since I got my bike fit a few weeks ago, my riding skills have come a very long way. Going down hills has suddenly become enjoyable, uneven road surfaces feel smoother than ever, and my Strava is showing that I have been setting new PRs left and right. Other than the cycling, we’ve both enjoyed

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Red Chili Spirit Lady VCR

After my first experience of climbing in ill fitting rental shoes I pretty much decided right away that I needed my own pair. Not only could I choose a fit that would work for my feet but I would also feel happier wearing a shoe that only my own sweaty feet (excuse me) have been

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April Favourites

I’ve never posted a “monthly favourites” before but really enjoy the format on other blogs and in YouTube videos so I thought I’d have a go. Also, how is it May already? I am ready for some sunshine now but am already loving how green all the trees turned last month. Anyway, let’s move on to my

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