Learning new tricks…

Life never really stands still for me, although I confess that I actually enjoy being still and doing very little.  So, I find myself sitting in a cafe in Revelstoke (BC, Canada) taking a break from the midst of a pretty intense 3 month course (run by Yamnuska Mountain Adventures) on all things mountain! It’s really the first time that I’ve felt clear enough to … Continue reading Learning new tricks…

Slipping into Rock Boots…

The story begins.  Some time ago I’d created a vision of life in the mountains.  The more I thought about it the more I realised that I wasn’t quite equipped to get where I’m going. The journey was partly kickstarted by a random meeting, that would then lead to the creation of quite a mental hurdle for how I would like to progress.  It was … Continue reading Slipping into Rock Boots…

Diving in Atauro… the world’s most biodiverse reef

These past few years I can hardly complain that I get a bum deal in terms of where I live for work. A few months ago I applied for a post in Timor Leste. A tiny island nation at the far end of the Indonesian archipelago (and to my embarrassment I had to look up on the map). Although I was prepared to go diving … Continue reading Diving in Atauro… the world’s most biodiverse reef