Blue cloudless skies, glistening waters and the hot sun beating down on my inappropriate tights, boots and dress. Where the hell am I? My weekend in Westport in Ireland was hawwwt. A quick Google weather search reveals it was pushing 23 degrees – practically tropical temperatures for a Brit like me. Whether [...]
Glastonbury 2011 was without a doubt one of the best weeks of my life. And I don’t bold text lightly. I went with my boyfriend and our best couple friends and managed to have fun whatever the weather was throwing at us. You can read more about my first time [...]Read more...
With just a month to go until Glastonbury 2013 I’m inundated with questions about what to take, what the grounds are like and what the best time to get there is. I decided to write a little round up post, but if you have any more questions about Glastonbury just [...]Read more...
The incredible cars in Cuba are one of the first things that come to mind when you think of the country. Anyone who presumes they’re just a tourist draw to be found in the commercial areas is wrong – from outer Havana to inner Cienfuegos the cars were relics of [...]Read more...
Before I went to Cuba I imagined I’d arrive in a land filled with colour. From the old cars to the different hues of houses to the local people – a mix of Asian, African and Spanish descent. I pictured my days filled with wandering the streets and taking photos [...]Read more...
What I've been up to lately
It was time to visit Westport in Ireland, to see the home town my good friend Michelle had talked so much about over the past few years. She was getting married and I saw it as a great opportunity to take a long weekend in the west of Ireland. The [...]
On Friday I’ll be packing my pot o gold and my drinking hat and boarding the Ryanair flight to Knock airport in Ireland. Two of my very good friends are getting married in their hometown of Westport and I’m lucky enough to be invited to share in the big day. [...]
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, if you’re going to any festivals this summer you’ll be surrounded by onesies. So I say if you can’t beat them join them and get in on the action. I’ve had two thoroughly enjoyable onesie experiences; a Dalmatian creation for my first Glastonbury and a giraffe when [...]
I’ve just got back from Cuba where I was part of the judging panel for the Havana Club Gap Year on behalf of gapyear.com. 18 finalists from around the world – including some from places like Latvia, Estonia, Chile and Belgium – gathered to compete to win the incredible year. [...]
Really enjoyed Field Day this year. The whole festival seemed a lot more relaxed than last year and stayed closer to its hipster roots of sharing creativity, rather than putting a price on everything. Last year at Field Day they rifled through everything you wanted to take in. One friend [...]
I researched ‘food in Cuba’ before I went and all I found was tasteless, miserable and damning reviews. From what friends had told me and what I’d read online I was prepared for two weeks of rice, peas and miserable excuses for meat or fish. Turns out it was quite [...]
If you find yourself wandering the streets of Porto looking to satisfy your growling belly, get yourself to Cafe Majestic on Rua Santa Caterina quick fast. I wanted to go for coffee after missing out last time I visited Porto for a travel conference, and so me and my three [...]
Not long till Field Day now – 25 May 2013. I’ve gone through the whole line up – relistened to the artists I love and checked out the few that I’ve never ruddy bloody heard of. It’s been a long, joyful and interesting process. I love doing this as it [...]
A few months ago now I got some online abuse thanks to my Glastonbury Mistakes article (check out the comments). Despite saying leaving your stuff was a mistake; I understand quite a few people got upset about me saying that I could see while people did. The article was all [...]