A Bear-y Scary Walk in the Woods – Taiwan Cloud Mountain 2017

May 2017, Shei-Pa National Park, Taichung, Taiwan We arrived at the start of the trail and we were met with several large warning signs. Landslides, bees, snakes and…bears. This was supposed to be just a casual stroll in the woods! Katie and I swapped alarmed glances. Filled with trepidation we took a deep breath, girded … More A Bear-y Scary Walk in the Woods – Taiwan Cloud Mountain 2017

Tits Out For The Girls – Taiwan Hot Springs 2017

May 2017, Heping District, Taichung, Taiwan. Thick steam rose from the hot spring pool in the centre of the room, but it was chilly out here at the entrance, where Katie and I were nervously dithering. Before entering, we were supposed to strip naked, hang up our swimmers, then walk across the room to the … More Tits Out For The Girls – Taiwan Hot Springs 2017

Operation: Lon-done

After politely declining the the offer from the Thai surgeon to blindly hack into me, I found myself teetering on the brink of despair and hopelessness. It would be here that my Buddhist father would tell me not to panic about things that are outside my control. And he was right. After months of a … More Operation: Lon-done

18 going on 80? Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia and Hip Replacements

“Dysplasia…” “shallow hips…” “…dislocation…” “…torn labrum…” “arthritis” These words swam around my head as I walked out of the doctor’s office, filled with disbelief, incomprehension and eyes brimming with tears.   I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia at the age of 18. For those of you unfamiliar with this condition, hip dysplasia describes a … More 18 going on 80? Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia and Hip Replacements