The Kiwi Chronicles: Ohinetonga Track in Photos

I made a major error when planning mine and Harry’s travels around NZ in forgetting that the Tour companies running the Tongariro Alpine Crossing would be closed on Christmas Day, so to mine and Harry’s great disappointment we didn’t get…

Why I love the Mountains

I wasn’t sure if I’d ever actually write this blog. Every time I tried to begin I ended up going off-piste, so to speak and getting lost in endless photos and videos. My laptop would sit in front of me…

The Scottish Highlands

Lockdown number 2 is well and truly upon us, which means time to escape down the rabbit hole that is my library of limitless pictures of what I’m now referring to as ‘the golden age’ aka the pre-Covid era. On…

Life & Work as a Seasonaire: All in a week’s work

From the start of the season to the abrupt end thanks to covid-19, working as a Chalet Host was a solid bit of physical and mental elbow grease. Even though I read and read about what the job entailed, it…

Life & Work as a Seasonaire: Arrival, Training & Christmas

French dictionary, 2x 30 kilo bags EACH, and a good dose of nervous energy in tow, we were picked up from Potters Bar Train Station by the bosses’ Dad in a company minibus. All but 3 of the hosts were…

Life & Work as a Seasonaire: ‘You’re hired!’

Back in the pre-covid-19 days of the Summer-19, myself and Harry were merrily sipping our second cups of coffee for the day, with a ham and cheese panini in our bellies, and a crate of beer from Carrefour bought for…

Mount Toubkal / The Atlas Mountains – Morocco

I titled this post Mount Toubkal / The Atlas Mountains, and second Morocco, because I think it’s so easy to see the name of a country and picture the most popular and well known destination. For Morocco, that is Marrakech.…


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