Diary of a teenage traveller

Diary of a teenage traveller

The first time I properly ‘travelled’ without my parents was in the year between school and university. Being the ripe old age of 19, naturally, I thought I was more than old enough to organise, book, pay for and stay alive during this four-week trip around Central and Southeastern Europe. To help us on our way, my friend (Mandy) and I decided to purchase the...

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A Royal Baby

A Royal Baby

At 05:26 on the 6th May 2019 the world became heavier by 7 pounds and 3 ounces due to the birth of another royal baby. Whilst watching the interview with Prince Harry after the birth and seeing how happy he was to welcome their little boy into the world, I started wondering; what is he going to be called? Will he be ginger? How many...

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National Honesty Day

National Honesty Day

As we approach the end of April, a month that started with the celebration of falsehood and ends with National Honesty Day, it is important to look back and acknowledge the truths we have learnt. National Honesty Day, which falls on the 30th of April, was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg to encourage communication in politics, relationships, consumer relations and historical education. Let's go through these in...

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11 years left, what’s the plan?

11 years left, what’s the plan?

“1.5°C gives young people and the next generation a fighting chance” James Hansen, former NASA scientist and climate change protester. Experts who performed risk assessments based on the objectives stated in the 2015 Paris Agreement predict the chance of catastrophic climate change completely wiping out humanity by 2100 is one-in-20, that’s a 5% probability. It sounds like a small chance but look at it this...

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Mother's Day around the world

Mother's Day around the world

With mother’s day approaching at the end of the month here in the UK I started doing some research into the history of the celebration. Festivals based around mothers and motherhood are evident in ancient Greek and Roman culture. Classical Greeks would honour Rhea in their annual Spring Festival who was the mother of all Olympian Gods and Goddesses and later the Romans also celebrated...

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Thoughts on: Women in business

Thoughts on: Women in business

I was asked the other day if I would ever consider going into schools and talking about running a business because children tend to have a lack of female business owners as role models, apparently children are still often brought up to believe that certain jobs are more appropriate for males and females. This is not something that I had ever considered or that I...

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