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Working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – A Month of Madness

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is essentially an experiment to see if, for a month, a human being can subsist on a diet of refined carbohydrates, minimal sleep and rum. I volunteered myself to test this theory back in August.

The results came back as a resounding no.

If attempted, you will contract strep throat and spend a week in bed, on antibiotics, trying not to create any saliva and stroking your own head for comfort. A word of advice, if you come to the festival try to eat a vegetable and sleep more than six hours a night.

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Dad & Daughter Diaries – Roadtripping from Cornwall to Scotland

In many ways I’m very glad that my father never got the sons he would perhaps have hoped for initially. The absence of boys meant my sister and I were expected, supported and encouraged to get involved in all the activities he loves; hunting, fishing, diving, walking and generally being ‘out there doing it’. At 12 years old we both had a coming of age trip with Dad, together we sea kayaked Abel Tasman and he and my sister walked the Milford Track. During the intervening years we’ve been on countless other adventures, walking the Heaphy Track, tramping the length of the Tararua Ranges, diving in Vanuatu, spearfishing off Kapiti Island, scalloping in the Sounds and myriad others. Continue reading

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MedSailors Croatia – Sailing the Dalmatian Coast

*This post is about the itinerary of the trip and the hijinks we got up to. If you would like to read about the logistics and what to expect then check out this post. Or scroll straight to the bottom for the Too Long, Didn’t Read Round-up*

I’m convinced I have salt water in my veins, I never feel more at ease than when I’m at sea. Living in London doesn’t give rise to many opportunities for ocean swimming or water sports so I was determined to spend at least part of my annual leave for 2016 by the sea. MedSailors were recommended to me by a friend who had done the trip the year before and raved about it so I decided this would be my watery week away. Continue reading

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MedSailors Croatia – What you need to know

*This post is about the logistics of the trip and my recommendations on how to make the most of it. If you would like to read about the itinerary and get the goss on the parties and food fights then check out this post.*

In October myself and 4 friends boarded a horrifically early flight to Split, Croatia. We were going to spend a week on a yacht with MedSailors, a Kiwi company that run multiple flotillas around Croatia, Turkey and Greece during the European summer. If you’re considering this or a similar trip then read on for my tips to make it the best ever. Continue reading

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Munich Oktoberfest – Beer and Bavarian Exploits

Oktoberfest is poorly named. It’s a festival that actually takes place in September. It’s a festival that I booked in early February. It’s a festival that had the potential to be very awkward.

Being an eager beaver and a project manager has its upsides and its downsides. Yes I had booked so far in advance that I saved 35% on the hotel…it also meant that I had booked the hotel with a boyfriend who was no longer my boyfriend by the time September came around.

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Dublin to Limerick – A City Break

I used to have a job at a recruitment company in London that required me to sit in a room on my own for 9 hours a day. One day I had a new colleague to train, the only part of my job as a receptionist that I actually enjoyed because it meant contact with a human that wasn’t an Actuary looking for a job. For your reference an Actuary is someone who found Accounting a bit wild (the same job Ben Stiller had in the classic film Along Came Polly) .

My new colleague sat down and the interaction went something like this:

Me: Hey your eyes are different colours, Heterochromia right?!

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London Living – How to avoid the tourist traps

Millennials are a generation that value experiences above possessions and we all want to be the intrepid traveller discovering the unique and unknown. We are all jumping on planes, trains and automobiles more than ever before, flooding our social media with all the beautiful things this world has to offer. Often this means the road less travelled is now the road best documented and writing this makes me guilty of adding to the noise. Continue reading