Swanbourne Lake

I adore rowing. It’s probably the only gym-exercise I actually 100% enjoy pushing myself past my mental limits on. But when the sun is out (or most other days to be honest) there’s not a single part of me that wants to spend the day inside the gym when I could be outside basking in […]

Weald And Downland Museum

If you had asked me last year what I thought of England I probably would have told you that I’m really not happy because it’s cold and I miss living in shorts and flip-flops. But now? Well, I love being able to wear trousers again, I no longer take the patchwork quilt of greens, browns […]

West Wittering Beach

There’s nothing better for the soul than a trip to the beach. The soft sand beneath your toes, the wind whistling through your hair, the sun beaming onto your skin and the sound of waves crashing against the shore. Suuure it’s March so the temperature in England rarely exceeds 15ºc, but that doesn’t make it […]

Chichester Walls

Things have been quiet on the blog lately and I hate that, but the truth is I’ve been busy stuffing my face with various friends at their various houses and also because Chichester is sorta kinda incredibly boring in winter. It’s undeniably beautiful but due to its small population and countryside location, when the seasons change and […]

Christmas Market

The past week was one of many stupidly busy weeks, and although I was getting plenty of sleep I didn’t feel regenerated. I felt drained, deflated and bored. But yesterday we had a little Christmas Market, and after weeks of trying to plan it in the stolen moments of busy shifts, it felt good to have […]

El Castizo

Tapas is my favourite. Not just because of the barrages of jamon, cheese and well flavoured carbs on offer, but because dining is a social experience where everybody tucks into an array of share-sized goodies. And because everything is share sized, it means you get to try a little bit of everything. El Castizo is small […]

Kingley Vale

Sunday’s were made for the countryside. There’s just something so satisfying about a roast dinner, followed by a wander through the greens and yellows that surround so much of England. So when my uncle and his family came down from the city to visit, it seemed like the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Kingley Vale is a […]

Bosham Hoe

Sunshine beams through scattering clouds and the slight breeze creates a melody of rustling leaves in the background. I’ve heard so many people say recently that England is grey, cold, flat and boring, and whilst we can’t deny the slight nip in the air that kicks in around autumn time, the truth is England is […]

Taste: Food Festival

Being back in England has been a whirlwind of emotions, and whilst right now I cannot leave, that doesn’t stop my feet from itching to get back out walking amongst foreign lands. Being back isn’t easy, and I constantly find myself struggling between what I want, and what I need to do now in order […]

The Trundle

When people think of England they often think of London and, well, we’ve all heard about the English weather. But despite what the majority think, it’s not actually always like that. I have officially been back in England for 71 days (Yes I actually just googled that), and although it already feels much longer, only five of those […]

Supercar Sunday

Each year, early on sunday mornings, the gates of Goodwood Circuit are opened for a little event called “Breakfast Club”. On each of these sundays motoring enthusiasts are invited to come down and visit the track (for free) to check out the display of fine motoring memorabilia, with each sunday hosting a theme. This sunday’s was “Supercar […]

My Hometown

As I sit snuggled in my duvet looking out of the window watching the rain thud against the glass, I find myself wishing that I was organised enough to have checked the weather this morning so that my washing wouldn’t be outside getting wet. In three days time I will have been back in England for one month, […]