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When I was in Africa, I saw…

A lion in Africa

I’m sure you would all rather be reading about Portugal right now but I have so many Africa stories to tell and a ridiculous amount of animal photos to share (I’ll only share the best!)! Before we begin: We went through several reserves and in every reserve there were signs like this, unsurprisingly. My favourite […]


Back to reality!

A car overloaded with furniture

I survived three weeks sleeping in a tent in Africa and now I’m back in sunny ol’ England. What an experience! Here are some of the things I got up to: Visited three countries (South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique) in three weeks Saw four of the ‘big five’ in the wild (lion, buffalo, elephant, and […]


‘When I go to Africa, I’m going to bring…’

Packing for Africa expedition

Two weeks ago I went on a four-day practice expedition around Calais, France. This time I’m doing the ‘real thing’ and going on a three-week venture around South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. I’ve never done anything like this before in my life and I’ve never lived out of a rucksack for so long. We’re going […]


Qualifying Expedition: Success!

Group photo of the Duke of Edinburgh team

I just spent the past four days walking in the surrounding area of Calais, France, for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. In my group of seven we walked approximately 85km (53 miles) over the four days and camped at a site near Cap Blanc Nez, which is a WW2 memorial. We caught the ferry from […]


What’s the worst that could happen?

Laura in her graduation gown

I’ve always believed that I am an extremely lucky person. In September 2012 I was 22 years old and I had my life pretty much set: I bought a house with Jon, I had just finished my Masters degree at uni with the highest grade and the following week I was set to start my […]