The lost files, this was a post I started as I continued the trip to one of the projects in DR Congo. It starts Jan 23 and continues to the end of the trip. I then visited another project and came back to the UK before the world went upside down. Thursday Jan 23 Early … Continue reading DRC diary (2)
Rushing to the airport, clinging onto the various documents to be shown receipt for flight, mission order, permission letters from the government whilst the road uneven road. We have had our humanitarian flight bought forward and have to head to the tarmac straight away. Once we had rushed through immigration, and rushing through all checks … Continue reading DRC Diary (1)
Morocco, challenged and surprised me constantly with it’s varied beauty. Here is a selection of captured moments. Time to start trekking .. Back from summit and time to chill, road trip and explore.. A night with the stars in the Sahara desert.. This trip was with the amazing muchbetteradventures
I cannot remember a time that I did not hate my body up until the last year or so. My hair, my generous bum, thighs and hips, my face and everything else depending on the day. I just did not understand how beautiful and me could be in the same sentence. I was always at … Continue reading At last: a journey to self love
Still can't believe it's happened. I ran a marathon!
Where I talk about the freedom of finally loving my hair short and natural.
My running goal for 2017 was to run a half-marathon (which I did in Budapest), well 2018 we are going big, well bigger at least - 26.2 miles around Paris (which incidentally is one of my favorite places on earth). I applied for the London 2018 marathon but like most people I didn't get a place, but … Continue reading I am running a marathon …
The one where I didn't wash (or change) for an uncomfortable amount of days, learnt the meaning of Nepali flat and climbed the highest mountain in the world* I remember just before I went to Nepal my uncle asked where I get these random ideas from. One of my aunts said no, no I don't … Continue reading Everest Base Camp trek
After a couple weeks of limping around (injury from my last race), I was so ready for a bit of an adventure and discovering a new place. Given that walking is basically the only exercise I can now do pain free I was excited for some British seaside exploring. We were staying in Bude, a … Continue reading Bude, Cornwall
Budapest is a dream city and running around it for 21km was hands down the best way to see it. After a lazy few days sightseeing including a final stretch out run along the Danube (followed by some ridiculously delicious fresh pain au cinnamon .. or something), Emma (see above pic <3) and I were ready … Continue reading Budapest half #runtheworld
Today during my run, which was my long one for the week (which also wasn’t going well because I took off like a cheetah for the first 2 miles and then faded considerably after that – will I learn? Like ever?). Anyway, whilst trying to distract myself I was looking at the sea (the tide … Continue reading Southend
When the time came to decide where to work for placement year during undergrad, I had two criteria - abroad and in infectious diseases. I didn't care where I just wanted to go somewhere; this left two projects out of hundreds in Paris or Cornell University. Paris was practical, cheaper, no visa stress and the … Continue reading If you get a chance – take it.