This is a piece I entered into a competition in 2018. It didn’t get chosen but I had a lot of fun writing it, so here it is… Tibet. I urged the little grey pony into a canter. Left hand gripping my Mongolian bow, right hand on the reins, ready. My hand flew back to … More Quivering with Determination
We were on the bullet train speeding through Chinese countryside, getting glimpses of vastly changing landscapes. It was my birthday weekend and Lucas had planned a weekend getaway to surprise me. While I dozed, nibbled on snacks and peered out the window, I could feel Lucas getting more and more tense. Every couple of minutes … More A Whirlwind Tour of Guilin
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
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
It’s the 30th of January and with only one New Year’s resolution – to write at least 1 blogpost a month – time was fast running out on avoiding total failure. So here I am, in London, 2 and a half weeks after my second hip operation, effectively housebound, very belatedly looking back at 2017 … More A Wrap on 2017 Adventures
In my third year, I finally got an MRI arthrogram (where they inject special dye into the hip region to get a more accurate MRI image) scheduled by the NHS. They told me that I had developed severe tears in my labrum and a large cyst, which was caused by the dysplasia, and aggravated by … More Where in the world can I get a new hip?