Adventure

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

Bath: Stars and Sugar Skulls

At some point I decided it had been far too long since I had been back to Bath, so we booked a trip and stayed for two rainy October nights. I have blogged about Bath before, enchanted by its Roman and Georgian history, and its enthusiasm for Jane Austen. This…

UK Games Expo

Last weekend I stepped out of my convention comfort zone and experienced the UK Games Expo at the NEC in Birmingham.  My only experience of conventions previously had been half a dozen trips to London’s MCM Comic Con, and the odd local convention that tended to be tailored towards anime…

27 Things Before 27

I levelled up again, turning 26 last weekend – closer to 30 than 20, my sister enjoyed pointing out!  I did a whole bunch of amazing things last year with some very special people, and enjoyed completing my 26 Things Before 26 list, with highlights including watching my Mum get…

Back To Bristol (Just For A Day)

Earlier this week I found myself in Bristol for the day – one of my favourite cities to visit.  I lived there briefly when I gave university a go back in my teens, and those few months left me with such a fondness for the beautiful city. As we didn’t…

Cycling Devon’s Tarka Trail (and Poetry En Route!)

I recently cycled the Tarka Trail for the first time, after years of saying I would eventually get round to it.  Neil and I packed some snacks and water into a backpack one Saturday morning in August, and took that old, rickety train up to Barnstaple.  Conveniently, you can hire…

26 Things Before 26

It’s that time of year again: my birthday. I’ve had an amazing twelve months of adding experiences to my 25 Things Before 25 list. Highlights include helping to run a table in MCM’s Comic Village at the London Expo, taking my sister to Disneyland Paris for her sweet sixteen, experiencing…

A Glimpse of Oxford

The biggest highlight of the recent festive period for me was taking a road trip to Oxford for the day.  We piled into the car and drove the several hours to the city, arriving with snack-filled bellies, the car radio blaring out the weather forecast: suspiciously sunny for a December…