• Photoshoot across the world with author of Terrible With Raisins Lynne McVernon and editor Sarah Stead

    Longest distance photocall ever?

    by  • October 31, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Just participated in a pan-global photoshoot to promote author Lynne McVernon’s new novel, Terrible With Raisins, which I helped to edit. I’m in New Zealand, she’s in the UK. What’s to be done? Skype photocall! I reckon it’s the longest-distance photoshoot there is. My dad, pedant that he is, countered with photos from the...

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    How to deal with your friend’s super-long-distance relationship

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    long distance relationships suck

    Thousands of kilometres. Hours of plane journey. The DMZ. Whatever it is that’s keeping your friend from his or her BF/GF doesn’t matter – what matters is how the hell you’re supposed to begin to deal with someone else’s multi-country, perhaps even multi-continent LDR. Firstly, just be an awesome friend. Be nice. Make plans. Keep them...

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    by  • October 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Coming soon: our mega new and expanded Game Of Thrones actors-in-other-stuff family tree.

    This Cove has a happy ending

    by  • October 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Secret camping in Corsica

      With warm sand pushing up between my toes, I strapped a pop-up tent to my back, took six baguettes into my arms, turned and walked into the sea. It wasn’t the most conventional way to get to accommodation, but this hadn’t been the most conventional trip. It was our third day on the...

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    Mt Kinabalu – find the inspiration

    by  • October 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Ever imagined yourself climbing a mountain in Borneo? No? Why not?  Weeks of  preparation and excitement had led to this: today was the today I would climb Mount Kinabalu. And,  glimpsing the majestic peak for the first time in its beautifully luscious setting of Kinabalu National Park in the (Malaysian) Sabah region of Borneo,...

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    Check out this boss flatmate ad

    by  • October 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Your room, in a house located at or on the “kitties’ titties”, will even come with “WALLs and a CEILING” (guaranteed to block both wind and rain), and carpet “so soft it transcends the barefoot walking experience”. The shower contains hot water. Oh and if you don’t like Ryan Gosling movies then fuck off....

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    Ain’t no boundary small enough

    by  • October 1, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Fish soft corn tacos

    I did not immediately like corn tacos. For a white British girl used to white supermarket wheatflour wraps, corn tacos are initially difficult to swallow. Literally. Or at least, that’s what I thought, until I spent three-and-a-half weeks of 2012 in the Chiapas and Yucatan regions of Mexico stuffing myself with street food –...

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    How to: Top backpacking security tips

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The lovely Chris Braine and I made this video in Chile to show how to store stuff securely on your person while you’re backpacking. Stay safe and chill out, everyone! Have you got some better tips? How do you do it? Let us know!