Last Christmas I gave you my Heart

December 2019 in Finnish Lapland in the Arctic Circle, this yule tide denier saw the spirit of Christmas is in fact alive and well, and it doesn’t need to rely on mountains of presents and shopping stress… just snow and magic. For many people. ‘Bucket List’ events are things you think you’ll only do once, […]

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While you’re waiting

I’m fond of getting to a destination via the fastest route. I don’t like long stopovers and waiting around in airports …even if that means saving a few bucks. On this trip though I have a bit of waiting. I’m flying to the Arctic Circle and I didn’t want to risk a delayed flight meaning […]

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Robbed… The things you learn!

I’ve been fortunate enough to do a bit of travelling in my time. I wouldn’t call myself extensively travelled or anything, I’ve never had the budget for that, but nevertheless I’ve been a few places. I like to think that I’m careful and mindful of my surroundings, but it would be fair to say I’m […]

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I’ve been fortunate to be out of Australia for the last couple of months, so I’ve missed much of the rhetoric over the ridiculous equality plebiscite that isn’t even binding. I didn’t say marriage equality or gay marriage on purpose, if another person is not allowed the same rights as you are, that’s not a […]

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Can you be too polite?

Recently I stayed at a fancy hotel. It’s not quite as fancy as it thinks it is, or at least not as fancy as the price it charges, but still well above the level of hotel I usually stay in. I’ve never been ma’am’ed (can you even have 2 apostrophes in one word?) so much […]

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