Abu Dhabi Part 3: Adventure

After an introduction to the luxury and opulence of Abu Dhabi, it was time to experience another aspect of life in the desert – adventure and adrenaline on a desert safari! I was particularly excited about this excursion, particularly to get out and take in the view of an endless sea of sand in the open desert for the […]

Abu Dhabi Part 2: Opulence

With a full day of activities planned, we woke up bright and early and headed over to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. “Grand” doesn’t even begin to describe the opulence of this building. “Immense” would be closer to the mark. Visible from many areas of the city, it stands out as the white marble jewel of the […]

Abu Dhabi Part 1: Luxury

Now that I’m finally decluttered, packed, goodbyed out and all ready to go, it’s time to fly! Going from Dublin to Thailand is a looong journey, and as my lovely friend Cait lives in Abu Dhabi, it made sense to take a long transfer there and visit her for a few days. I also figured […]

Stressful Serenity

In the midst of the dissertation storm, with only snippets written and a mountainous 15000-word cohesive whole yet to be created, maybe now is a good time to tell you just how wonderful I’m feeling about it all! After all, the focus of this blog is to teach you about and perhaps even encourage you […]

Parklife: Practice for Paradise

So today marks 3 months exactly until the big departure – flights are officially booked so it’s really happening! The last couple of weeks have also served as a glorious preview of life in the tropics. With the sun beating down and London temperatures reaching a whopping 36 degrees, I was lucky enough to be able to spend […]

A Catastrophic Course Correction

Yesterday, the beautiful #beinghappiness coach Gail M. Schock posted this advice on her Facebook page: Okay so today people…   Take It Easy   New Moon, expect lots of travel madness, cancelled meetings, teariness, perhaps even a little distress. This isn’t you, it’s the pull of the water.   My suggestion? Laugh a lot. Enjoy a salt […]

The First Step

I had a little epiphany last night. Little epiphanies are not unusual in my little over-thinking head, as you’ll come to know if you stick with me. Last night’s epiphany concerned this blog and this very post. For it had struck me that since that little ditty of a “First Post” below, I’ve struggled to start […]