That time I learned ChasingPhil will be the title of a movie…

ChasingPhil… I’ve been asked on a number of occasions as to why I choose that as a name. I think I was subconsciously thinking about Chasing Amy (that movie from a few years back) but mainly I think it was the fact that I’m constantly on the move and people keep asking me “where are you now?!”. I debated a few times whether to keep … Continue reading That time I learned ChasingPhil will be the title of a movie…

Tales of a Traveler… a counter to the “difficulties not talked about”

Over the last couple of years there has been lots of people writing about how no one talks about how tough it is for travellers to come home and re-integrate, or reverse culture shock.  Frankly this is nonsense.  People talk about it all the time.  Particularly people that have traveled and then start again… and for many they wear it on their sleeves as they continue to wander the … Continue reading Tales of a Traveler… a counter to the “difficulties not talked about”

“Short back and sides” – Part 2, the fix

So where had I got to? Oh yes, the barber of Saville had just finished doing a number on the mop that was my hair just 30mins before he’d set his ill prepared hands on it. Pressing out into the darkness (the power still hadn’t come back) I was determined not to show up to work with my new, and impressively wonky, hairdo. As I … Continue reading “Short back and sides” – Part 2, the fix

“Short back and sides” – when haircuts go awry…

One of the other things that is always a bit of a challenge as I move between countries is getting a haircut. Or it at least it is for me… This musing comes after the realisation that each one of my haircuts over the last year have been in a different country (5 in all). Think about how happy you are when you finally find … Continue reading “Short back and sides” – when haircuts go awry…