13 feminist reads for International Women’s Day 2019

13 feminist reads for International Women’s Day 2019

For a long time, women didn’t write books. Well, that’s almost certainly not true, but women didn’t write books that were widely published or preserved for the future until very recently, in the grand scheme of things. It wasn’t until a few hundred years ago that women started regularly publishing books that we still know of today, often under male pseudonyms. But recently, as in the last hundred years recently, women have published lots and lots of books – and…

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Is travel frivolous?

Is travel frivolous?

I have been thinking a lot recently about what I post here on Restless. (This post is going to completely disabuse anyone of the notion that I am chilled inside my own head. Get ready for some major overthinking). I feel torn between thinking that these posts are frivolous and unimportant and reminding myself that sharing stories and writing something you think is funny or interesting is not a worthless thing to do. Also, not everything needs to be serious and important…

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Get Snappy 9: London and Cornwall

Get Snappy 9: London and Cornwall

The glorious sun we were treated to last week sadly came to an end. We had a few more blissful sunny days (I am a sun worshipper through and through) before the heat broke and the rain arrived. The one good thing that came out of our tragic return to drizzle and clouds were some astonishingly moody views over the centre of London that made for some great pictures. I was pleased that I’d taken some Get Snappy contenders so…

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Tregardock beach, 2018

Tregardock beach, 2018

I read a lot of travel blogs, and one thing you come to realise is that every blogger has certain places they love, that they return to over and over and over again. One of those places for me is Tregardock beach. If you’ve read a few posts on this blog, you may have come across some glorious Tregardock photos. This beach is gorgeous. I took a host of photos at Tregardock last year, as I managed to visit five…

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What I read in: February 2019

What I read in: February 2019

February was a good month for reading. I read Sapiens, Homodeus and Utopia for Realists one after another and it sent me into a tailspin of existential crises about what really matters, what we can change and what I should do with my life. It’s been a lot. But this is, primarily, why I read so many books: to make me think. I can’t really complain when a few great books make me do just that! I read nine books…

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Why you should cycle in London

Why you should cycle in London

When people find out I cycle in London, I get a lot of comments, primarily to the tune of, “that would be so scary. I could never do that.” I’m sorry to burst your bubble – but you’re wrong. I believe in you. You could do it, if you wanted to, with a few pieces of advice and a gentle nudge in the right direction. Here is that nudge, and some advice, because I only thing I like more than…

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Ninety-seven photos from the Seychelles

Ninety-seven photos from the Seychelles

It’s interesting to look back, months after the fact, and see which images and words I chose to share about a place. I was looking through my Seychelles photos and realised that I’d shared a pitiful number of them, with most of them only there to accompany blogs about the islands we visited or the overall nature of paradise. Don’t get me wrong, words matter too. This is a blog, not an Instagram page (though I do have one of…

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Get Snappy 8: London & Oxford

Get Snappy 8: London & Oxford

This has been an unexpectedly good week for photography. The days are getting longer, which means that the sunset now coincides pretty well with when I leave work and that I get all the good light on my cycle home. It has been so nice taking a slightly more meandering route home this week, criss-crossing the bridges and setting up along to river to catch the amazing light. Guys, the light this week has been fantastic! I wrote in last…

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How much does it cost to ski in Bansko, Bulgaria?

How much does it cost to ski in Bansko, Bulgaria?

One of the main reasons we chose to ski in Bansko, Bulgaria – rather than somewhere further west in Europe – was the price. Going skiing is always going to be more expensive than taking a similar trip sans winter sports – you have to buy a lift pass, and, unless you own your own gear (which carries its own transport costs), hire gear and perhaps book a few lessons to get your skills up to scratch. All of this…

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Will we go green enough? The reality of fighting climate change

Will we go green enough? The reality of fighting climate change

I have been thinking a lot about climate change recently and especially what I can do to be a better person regarding the environment. Writing this blog makes me feel even more accountable, because, even with my tiny readership, if I am going to put my thoughts and choices into the abyss I better at least try to be someone I am proud to show the world. So, while I can’t remember the last time I bought a plastic bag…

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