When life gives you lemons….

Like a phoenix from the flames is pushing it, maybe a pigeon from a relatively warm electric fire would be more apt! As Bridget Jones once said “it is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going ok, another falls spectacularly to pieces”. Sometimes you find that every bit of…

A letter to me?

Today is another travel day and I end up clearing my phone of junk whilst I’m waiting to board the plane. As I re-read the message I wrote to someone, I can’t help but feel it was also a letter to me. That wasn’t my intention but reading it back, out loud, I feel I’m…

Unicorn Gin and other regrets

As soon as the waitress brought a glass with marshmallows on sticks across the top, I knew I’d made a big mistake choosing “gin of the week”. To make things worse I had ordered one for the internationally renowned coach that was joining us for dinner. It’s the last night of a training camp in…

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

Sometimes I wear my noise cancelling headphones just so people won’t talk to me, sometimes it works and sometimes, not so much. It gives me space to think about things, again sometimes that’s good, sometimes……. I’m thinking about what I would do if I went to yoga prison and Sri Lanka again. Would I do…

No beer holiday and a crabby sunset

I am a polite person most of the time, but every now and then my resting bitch face gives away my true feelings. When we arrived at the hotel, which I thought was walking distance to the beach and it wasn’t, I said it was ok but I was really sad. My face gave me…

The break on this side of the car isn’t working

It was good to know that the guy on the scooter in front of us had washed his clothes this morning and I like the fact that he has a funny shaped mole on the back of his arm. Thing is, I’d rather not know this kind of stuff about a complete stranger whilst we…

The lion, the backflip and the elephant

I’m excited about today, we have lots planned but I’m also loving lying in bed as I’ve found the sweet spot. You know the one you normally find 10 mins before your alarm goes off after a rubbish nights sleep. My fear of being late gets me up and in the shower before we head…

Levitation I could do with you right now

I’ve never walked on hot coals before, never really felt the need to be honest. Today was the closest I’ve ever been and it’s not my favourite thing. The day started at 0400 when our traveling companions arrived at least 12 hours later then planned due to flight delays and missed connecting flights as a…

Extraction

It feels like I’m back at school on the last day of term or after completing a course which was fun and you are sad to leave. Today we leave this lovely tranquil place behind to start four days of adventures, but first we must say our goodbyes. We have our breakfast early but we…

Ain’t no party like a yoga retreat party

I’m wishing I’d set my camera to time-lapse earlier, the best of the lightning storm that has been going most of the night is over and we find ourselves making weird shapes in-front of the camera to make it interesting, of course I could just switch it off and admit defeat. The cool thing about…

Let them eat cake

My love is like a white, white lotus Any day that starts with a nice card and expression of love will be a good one. I had brought a valentines card from the UK for Rich but when my friend popped to the shop the other day she saw a card which she thought might…

Tea for two and waterfalls too

Today is day release! We go on a day trip and we are off to a tea plantation. The 1 1/2 hr trip brought us back through the busy windy roads that brought us here and then up and into the hills. The last part was very windy and narrow and I wondered how the…