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The sweeping bay around Kinbane Castle, Northern Ireland

Kinbane Castle, Northern Ireland: it was emotional

Kinbane Castle is full of drama. Its isolation. Its embattled remnants. Its surroundings. Kinbane stirred up a depth of emotion in me. Here’s the story why. The wind blustered all around as I simultaneously skipped and staggered up to the farthest point on the narrow limestone promontory. Arriving at the top, out of breath, I […]

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returning home to the UK

Returning home to the UK: reflections

I can’t believe it. My month-long trip from Budapest to Athens is at an end. It’s been awesome. From the hospitality in Albania, to the Greeks who kept trying to overfeed me; from the architecture of Budapest to the “too cool for school” vibe of Zagreb. As I spend my first 24 hours after returning home […]

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what to expect on a yoga retreat

What to expect on a yoga retreat

Ooh, it’s a while since I’ve used those hamstring muscles. That’s my initial thought, just five minutes into the first class of a weekend yoga retreat in Devon, UK. Whether it’s for a holiday or as part of a career break, here are my tips on what to expect on a yoga retreat. The format Typically […]

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Brimham Rocks

Top 5 Yorkshire days out

Here’s a snapshot of five varied days Yorkshire days out in what us local folk call – without a sense of irony – “God’s own county.” The Yorkshire Sculpture Park Best for short walks with a bit of art thrown in Barbara Hepworth. Henry Moore. Just two of the internationally famous sculptors whose works you’ll see […]

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