…travel blogger, pro napper, diver, foodie, lover of life…
I never thought I could until I tried.
We’ve all seen and experienced people planning their lives with an ‘I’ll do that later’ theme, only for later never to arrive. My parents had planned an adventure filled retirement, until my father was diagnosed with dementia and all those plans disappeared. His illness made me question a lot of things including how I really wanted to live my life, and it wasn’t how I had been. I wanted to stop being scared and I wanted to start saying yes to things.
My husband and I started planning our first adventure in our mid 40s. We packed up our home, gave up our jobs, said goodbye to our friends and family and travelled all over South East Asia for 21 months. We had the most incredible experiences, met inspiring people, explored our limits and discovered the magical world of diving. By the end of our travels I had certified as a PADI open water scuba instructor – not bad for someone who was once terrified of being eaten by sharks!
I’m learning, growing and changing every day. Through our travels we’ve become much more aware of the plight of our planet and living sustainably. And after a few wonderful years back in the UK we are pleased to be back in South East Asia exploring.
To be able to buy a house is the ultimate dream for some, to write a book or ride a horse for others. Whatever your dreams are, I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as I am enjoying writing about them and if any of it inspires you to use less plastic or stop being scared, all the better! Xx