Farm Nanny

You first stumbled across the farm 5 years ago, rosy fresh from high school and much younger than you thought you were. High in the mountains, the weather is brutal. In winter, storms throw branches against the caravan doors and from under a tumble of blankets your breath catches in the morning frost.  In summer,…

The Village

I’m home. After four years of dancing until 6am and walking home in sunshine, cramming for endless exams in the creaking, soft lit library and wrapping myself in a holey blanket to watch Planet Earth with a packet of biscuits in each hand and a bottle of wine on the table, I have returned to…

How to be more lucky!

Do you ever think you’re a bit of an unlucky charm? Always arriving at red lights, watching the bus pull away or dropping your iPhone on the way back from getting the screen fixed? Sometimes it seems we’re just darned unlucky, and I thought I could give you a few words of advice. First, I…

Travelling in Iceland if you’re Skint!

Iceland is a beautiful country full of natural wonders. From natural hot lakes (that stink like eggs), to volcanoes, waterfalls and black volcanic beaches, it offers an unforgettable landscape for your travels. You know what else? It’s bloody expensive. A normal filter coffee will set you back around £8, or a small bowl of soup…

How to travel on the cheap!

Travelling costs money. It would be wrong to say that anyone can just go off for a jolly without thought and preparation. For some people, without parents who let you get away with long periods of crashing rent free, or the flexibility to up and leave at a whim, travelling can be more difficult. However,…