I have this slight obsession with deer. They are my favourite animal. When Christmas and New Year come around, I see them as fair game to indulge my dream of actually being a deer. So you can imagine my delight when someone brought this deer park in Japan to my attention. The deer here are so tame that YOU CAN ACTUALLY HUG THEM AND PET THEM AND TAKE SELFIES WITH THEM. I mean, it is literally the dream. These are probably the best deer selfies ever taken. I have selfie envy. Welcome to the legendary Nara Deer Park in Japan. (more…)
About two years ago, not long before this blog was born, I was curled up in bed reading the book to my favourite film, ‘Gone With The Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. Intrigued by the hooped skirts and corseted dresses, along with the old-style Southern etiquette and chivalry I love so well, I turned to Pinterest for a few more pictures. Little did I know that I would stumble upon this fascinating lady and her family – Atlanta Goodwin, husband Jordan and little ones Marian, Alan and Elsie. (more…)
So because loads has been written about Woodstock already and because it’s New Year I’m not going to write an article all about Woodstock now. But I do still want to leave you with a totally celebratory article about love and peace and general happiness to ring in the New Year – and hopefully set a precedent for what’s to come! (more…)
Juust to give you a taster of what’s coming up, I’ve found training courses with seal pups in Cornwall, leading horse treks in Madagascar, and whale-watching in Yorkshire. It’s kind of amazing what you can do on a budget. #budgetlearners Enjoy! And let me know which training course you choose!
Film star, sex icon, and free-spirit of international fame. But what most people don’t know about Brigitte Bardot is that at the height of her fame in the 1970s she shunned the media and gave it all up to pursue her passion as an animal lover and animal rights activist, pouring all her money and energy into founding an animal sanctuary and settling in California, where she still lives to this day.
Okay, so how do I know that this is the perfect trip for people who are penniless? Because if I can do it on the tightest budget ever and in desperate need of a holiday, then you can do it too! (more…)
Follow them, they will make you happy.
Eco-friendly, self-sufficient, and off the beaten track – these types of communities have always fascinated me. What do they do? What do they eat? How do they get along? And, more importantly, could I do it?