Adventures, get-aways, wanderings and discoveries

I love to savour the world’s beauty, experience its teachings, and survive the inevitable mishaps along the way! From the verdant footpaths of Britain to the ancient ruins of Peru, I’ll share my tales and recommend top tips.

September 2018

Learning about “Offering” in Esalen

September 22nd, 2018|

One of the first items I put into my "Sabbatical" Trello Board of life dreams was to do a course in Esalen, Big Sur. A few years into starting Skimlinks, it became apparent that we needed to have a US base to cater to our American clients. As one of the co-founders, the mantle of responsibility fell onto my shoulders, and I moved to San Francisco in

My “sabbatical” (or my “Summer of Love”)

September 22nd, 2018|

As many of you know, on April 4th, 2018, I stood shaking with nerves in front of the Skimlinks team, and told them that I was stepping down as CEO. After over 10 years of dedicated and passionate work, I had made the tough decision to bring on a new CEO better suited to the next stage of Skimlinks' journey, and take some time to rest and

June 2018

Feasting in Oaxaca

June 6th, 2018|

After kicking off my Sabbatical in Esalen, I then flew down - via Los Angeles - to Oaxaca, Mexico. It would be the start of the Mexican leg of my Sabbatical, and one which - at the outset - I was the least looking forward to. Not to say I wasn't looking forward to it, just that I thought my next two locations - Puerto

May 2018

Why I love the sea

May 23rd, 2018|

This post was written in my journal, while sitting on a bench overlooking the Pacific, during a week-long workshop on Offering to the Divine at Esalen (I wrote about the overall experience here). This rumination on the sea is quite beautiful, and probably the only piece of writing I'll share publicly from that week.  I've worked out why I love the ocean so much, particularly when

April 2018

Fun in the sun at FUNconference

April 23rd, 2018|

One of the most useful and special aspects of being a Founder - especially in London - is the tight community that has sprung up of other like-minded souls going through the same struggles and euphoric moments that come with being a tech founder.  And one of the special features of our community is the trips away that are organized by some of the

Easter weekend in the country

April 2nd, 2018|

There are few things I hate more than a long weekend stuck in London. Especially a long long weekend like Easter. 4 days... it is the perfect length of time to escape somewhere exotic, except for the fact that everyone else is onto the same idea. Flights anywhere there might be sun were eye-wateringly expensive, and the thought of battling crowds at airports or roads was

July 2007

Bavarian Bliss

July 7th, 2007|

You will all be pleased to hear - no doubt - that the first few days of my travels have given forth the usual serious of adventures and misadventures. I truly to attract calamity. Or perhaps, its just that I emphasis the calamities in my story-telling... perhaps another person with the same experiences would emphasise the simple pleasures or all the good things that happened, but

Making it to the Mountains

July 4th, 2007|

One of my little childhood fantasies was to travel in a countryside where I could imagine fairytales being set... towering mountains, stunning lakes, inviting woods with magical elements in them, quaint houses.... and the Bavarian countryside I always knew would fulfill that fantasy, so one of the things I definitely wanted to do when in Munich was get out of Munich and explore this area. My

June 2007

Daisy chains and wild horse rides

June 3rd, 2007|

I think I am living all my childhood fairytales and fantasies at the moment. If I let myself humour that belief, it makes for a delicious way of looking at the world. A few weeks ago, my best friend Melli and I went away for the weekend to the Central Coast Hinterland. The darling girl knew the degree to which I was moved by my horse-riding