Take Time to Explore the Gold Around

I have taken some time to enjoy the golden fall. Caught fewer trams. Have you ever been on a tram? We have had some beautiful days here in Nottingham. Filled with sunshine, crispy cold, and blue skies. I do not remember the last time I took such a big admiration in my surroundings. Guilty of rushing and obsessing…

When Trees Lose Their Leaves

‘I live in Los Angeles. Where are you from?’ ‘Lithuania.’ ‘Oh, that’s so cool. You must have a beautiful spring.’ ‘I guess. I’ve never really thought about it.’ I wonder if she has seen the transformation of nature in fall.

If You Could Do Anything What Would You Do?

My Google photos ‘Rediscover this day’ notifications is the biggest joy and pain in the a**. Nothing like being stuck at a freezing train station after a long day at work and getting an update on where you were this time last year. I went to Sapa, Vietnam. Nostalgia for my wanderlust. I am torn every single day…

Tourist in Your Own City. Black & White Nottingham

  I find it amazing that we go to the most remote lands in search of blissful moments. Looking for beauty and inspiration. Escaping the familiar. I wandered around taking pictures. I looked up. I passed by some streets looking at my surroundings from a different perspective. I tried to be a tourist in a place where I feel…

Authentic Travel Expectations Crushed

Two days in bed. My stomach, the same one I thought could digest rocks, cried for help after having the most delicious curry in Myanmar. We had to cancel our boat trip. They were kind and let us cruise through Inle Lake when our cry for help hugging toilets stopped. We started out trip just before the…

Calling off Sick When Your Soul Hurts. Embracing Mental Health

Suicide / Self Harm: Yes Violence: Yes Neglect/ Vulnerability: Yes Falls: No Risk Screen – Please describe the risks identified in the assessment. Past history of overdosing once with sleeping tablets. She said she can become aggressive towards her husband when she feels elated. Service user strengths, needs and expectations. Strengths: she said she used…

For the Lovers of Extraordinary. Greek Wander

Do you get stuck? I do. Trapped in an imaginary world of problems. Making failure plans and having nothing to look forward to. Misery can be so tiring. Why would anyone choose to feel that way? Then the imaginary happens and you snap out of it. I hope you do. Travel pictures always bring light…

Help when Helpless. Story About a Stranger

I should not be walking all by myself in this area. It is not safe. Way too dark, but it is a beautiful night. New Bridget Jones film followed by discussions about Kanye West’s Fade video, a sperm donor app, mango flavoured chicken and insanely sweet chocolate cake finale. 2 minutes and I will be home….

Sunday Blues

Do you get lonely? I do. Especially on Sundays. “Viktor Frankl defined ‘Sunday neurosis’ <…> He described an emptiness, a void and a misery that came from boredom <…> that kind of depression which afflicts people who become aware of the lack of content in their lives when the rush of the busy week is over…