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HTMW Recaps: November 2017

HTMW Recaps: November 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. One of my highlights this month was attending the TEDx Women’s Conference. It was so inspiring! This month’s quote is therefore from one of my favourite speakers of the day. ‘Every time we find hope,…

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Going Back to Wales

Going Back to Wales

‘There’s no place like home.’ – Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Going back to Wales feels nostalgic. The best thing my parents ever did was to move our family to Wales when I was nine years old. I didn’t know it then, but growing up in Wales would come to shape me into the human I am today. Although I don’t go back very often anymore, Wales will always have my heart. I smile slightly to myself as the train…

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Reasons To Return

Reasons To Return

‘The land is always there… it is you who has to return.’ – Munia Khan.  I ran into a woman from the Netherlands whilst crossing the Dursey Strait on a cable car to go and walk around Dursey Island. It was one of those chance encounters where we didn’t catch each others names or plan to meet again later, but we walked together for much of the way and chatted aimiably about many things. The weather was pretty bad. Dense…

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HTMW Recaps: September 2017

HTMW Recaps: September 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. September is my favourite month of the year, as summer fades and there’s that wonderful slide into autumn, with crunchy leaves, golden colours, hazy light and mornings with a snap in the air. So this…

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HTMW Recaps: August 2017

HTMW Recaps: August 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. I’ve spent the entire month of August in London, trying to get out and explore old haunts and find some new ones! I’ve also had some great catch-ups with good friends, so here’s to the…

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HTMW Recaps – March 2017

HTMW Recaps – March 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month, my truly favourite days were spent in Wadi Rum. As such, the quote from the legendary T.E. Lawrence this month sums up how I felt about this special part of Jordan. ‘No man…

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Sunsets and Their Stories

Sunsets and Their Stories

‘The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.’ – Pamela Hansford Johnson. Being a night owl rather than a someone who particularly enjoys the morning, I’m far more likely to see a sunset than a sunrise. I’ve been pretty lucky to have seen some amazing sunsets throughout my years, both when travelling and at home in Wales too. It’s been in the back of my mind for some time now to collate some of the more memorable sunsets…

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Summer Nostalgia

Summer Nostalgia

‘Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility.’ – Darell Hammond. The national topic of conversation in the UK is the weather. Waiting for your change from a shop assistant? Mention how cold and grey it is today. Got a meeting in work with people you don’t know well? Talk about how wet it has been for the past three months and joke that we will soon need to start building an ark….

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When Life Is Unexpected

When Life Is Unexpected

Above: home long enough to walk Sybil a few times before leaving again… Facing off with a sheep!   ‘I’m not a very fast-paced person.’ – Patrick Fugit. Or, at least, I thought I wasn’t!! When I got home from our Long Journey Home on the 17th June, I kind of thought I’d have a month or so to catch my breath before plunging into the next bit of whatever life threw my way. Despite being stone broke, the comfort…

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