The Cheek Of It

‘I’m going to wear the non see-through shorts today’ Faye proudly announces early one morning. ‘Errr, mate. I hate to break it to you, but all of your shorts are now see-through.’ ‘Are they?!’ ‘Yep. But I’m...

Patience Is A Virtue 

My alarm goes at 5am and I am wrenched from my dreams to the present. Where am I? I think. Why (oh why) is Birdy’s Skinny Love (my longstanding alarm song of choice) going off at this UNGODLY hour? And then I remember… The previous day had been full of all...

A Difficult Question

‘Oh would you look at all those dinky little roads Faye-bomb? I bet it’s super dooper quiet down there…’ Faye and I are pouring over the map and planning our assault on the ‘lake district’ area of Chile. An intricate web of small roads weave their...

A Longing For Home

I really struggled today. Normally I wake up naturally around 8am. My eyes ping open, I have some vague recollection of a vivid and bizarre dream (usually involving a dragon) and I swing into action right away. I reach behind me to unzip the tent a little and let some...

The Crossing Of The Andes

‘Errrr… Faye… what in the world is THAT?!’ I am stood outside my tent, midway through brushing my teeth, when a distant rumble distracts me from a love affair with Colgate Triple Stripe. Around the mountain track in the distance, surrounded by plumes of dust and...
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