A two-day retreat: Mahasen by FooZoo (Sri Lanka)

The breakfast feast, the amazingly comfortable beds and the scented toilet tissue are enough to put this new and independently-owned hotel on the map. That said, it offers so much more; the usual Sri Lankan hospitality, unlimited coffee (winner!) and their own ethical tour company – something I’ll return for when I’m on less of…

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression (as featured in the 2017 winter edition of Podio Magazine) At least 1 in 4 of us suffer from mental health problems (I believe it’s more 1 in 2) If we don’t directly live with it, the chances are we’re close to people who are. I’ve had challenges with my own mental…

Broken

Broken. When you truly believe you’re set for life; you pride yourself on the calm stability that’s become your relationship; the small steps continuously taken to reach what you thought were shared goals; and have no desire for anything materialistic; partly because you have perfection by your side & possess the belief that, in old…

The Magic of Malta

Offered at very short notice and costing nothing, Malta has blown many of my senses after embarking on a get-away without even knowing it’s location. (…a collection of isles in the Mediterranean, just off the foot of Italy/Sicily) The best review of Malta? A mixture of modern and old, ancient and glimmering, eclectic and abandoned……