Staying in Cherokee, the plan was to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. The weather still wasn’t playing ball. To be fair we aren’t normally put off by the … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: Thinking on our feet Kentucky and Nashville
(The actual driving part of our road trip) What do you do the morning after you’ve inadvertently spent hours cycling around DC lost and not got back to your hotel … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: The Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway
There’s something fairly surreal about sitting at a roof top bar and seeing the Capitol building in one direction and planes turning into land behind the Washington monument on the … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: Bikes and Washington DC.
From New York to Philadelphia. So, confession time, I almost, very nearly decided to strike this stop from the trip in the planning stages. It was around about the time … Continue Reading Traveller diaries: 24 hours in Philadelphia
Most people who know me, know I love to travel. I love heading to the airport with my trusty backpack, a guidebook I’ll barely look at and a rough idea … Continue Reading Traveller diaries: American road trip New York￼
Hello!!! I’m back after a month-long break. Actually, I’ve been back from my trip for just over a week, but my return home didn’t exactly go to plan, more on … Continue Reading I’m back!
A cautionary tale about a dysfunctional family and the damage parents can do when living their lives through their kids. Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee. … Continue Reading Book Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
In 1935, in depression gripped America, the Pack Horse library programme was set up to deliver books to remote communities in the Appalachian Mountains. The American library association estimated that … Continue Reading Book Review: The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
Two things really stood out to me about this book It made me really hungry It is outstanding Adverts and recommendations for Crawdads seem to have been following me all … Continue Reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This book is superb. I finished it in a single Sunday afternoon sitting, it had me laughing, cringing (oh god the cringing) and examining white privilege, race, class and inequality. … Continue Reading Book Review: Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
I read Half a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus quite a few years back, I enjoy Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing, why it’s taken me seven years to pick up Americanah, … Continue Reading Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie