My Daily Thoughts as a Spoonie

Today marks one year since the doctor confirmed that I have lupus. Happy anniversary to me! It's had some ups and downs - A&E, multiple doctors, medicine increases and decreases, so many blood and urine tests, and countless colds. But looking back, I'm so pleased things have gone well since my diagnosis. Things could be worse, [...]


Feliç la Diada de Sant Jordi

In England, today is our national day of St George. It is also Shakespeare's birthday (and death day). We don't really celebrate, but in Catalonia St George, or Sant Jordi, is also the patron saint. They use the story of Sant Jordi slaying the Dragon and rescuing the princess. She gives him a book to [...]

Faro, Portugal

The last stop of our trip was the southern town of Faro. The train from Lisbon was delayed and we had to deal with a creepy middle aged man leering at my friend, but anyway, when we got there it was simple walk to our hostel. Baixa Terrace Hostel was our least favourite - the room was [...]

Lisbon, Portugal

The second destination of our trip to Portugal was the capital - Lisbon. We caught the train from Porto which was less then 20 euros for those under 25 (about 25 for those older), and took about 3 hours. Our hostel - Lisbon Lounge Hostel was a short walk from the train station we stopped at. This hostel [...]

Porto, Portugal

I am just back from a 6 day trip to Portugal with two friends. It was a beautiful break between deadlines for uni (although now I have to knuckle down again!). First stop was Porto, which was possibly my favourite city we visited. It was small but picturesque, a perfect long weekend getaway. We stayed [...]

Nomad Songs

Every life, every moment deserves an awesome and fitting soundtrack. Although I think calling myself a nomad is a little pretentious, and not true, I haven't really lived at "home" in a long time. Nowhere I can think of as permanent, and when half of my belongings are in boxes somewhere in Yorkshire, and I [...]