Review: After you Left by Carol Mason

I devoured this book in 2 days as it was the first fiction I had read in a while. Heartwarming story that you get inklings of in advance but unfolds in lovely or surprising ways. I wonder if real love is ever really like that depicted here though, but it’s nice to believe that it…

Review: Playing Big by Tara Mohr

A different way of looking at life compared to other self-help/management type books I’ve read. Many of the ‘issues’ to be dealt with were ones I have had to grapple with, but this book encourages tangible action with examples if you’re a bit stuck, which was awesome. Worth a read, but note if you have…

Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Contemplates what would happen to society if the power suddenly shifted from the men to the women. Doesn’t go the way you might think. Gripping, with obvious potential as a tv series. 4*

Review: Your Pace or Mine by Lisa Jackson

Amusing and light hearted galavant through Lisa’s personal running journey, with all the laughs and tears along the road. Inspiring you to ditch the excuses and give running a go regardless of the naysayers, whether real or imaginary, she gives practical advice and proves that everyone starts somewhere. 4*

Review: Wild by Cherly Strayed

I found the audio version unbearable but when reading it it was nice to have a story told rather than a list of events. Sometimes spent too long dwelling on her backstory for my liking but the story itself is valuable to anyone who thinks that they’re not good enough for a big adventure, because…

Review: The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama

Lovely account/ interview full of advice from the Dalai Lama and Desmund Tutu who are great friends and full of laughter. The world needs more compassion and this book leaves you with a warm heart and some practical meditations to allow you to implement it. Must read 5*

New Directions

Hello! Just to let you know why there are new posts going up that aren’t necessarily directly related to my adventures! Part of my goals for this trip is to explore my more creative side that has been parked since school in favour of sciences. I used to love art and music but the very…

Review: Pants of Perspective by Anna McNuff

Energetic and emotional journey running the length of New Zealand. It inspires you to pick up your trainers and go, but to run that far with such weight is testament to the lady herself. Incredibly engaging must read. 5*