It is late in the year, very late. We have all had an intense 2019, days are short and Christmas sweets are plentiful. How on earth are we supposed to stay motivated when it is cold and dark and we are tired. Especially for things that aren’t always easy – inspiration, productivity or exercise.
Well, maybe we don’t need to. Continue reading “How to stay motivated to exercise”
Okay, I don’t think it is a surprise to anyone when I say that I love Disney movies. I grew up with them, I still frequently watch them as an adult. But.
I, as an adult, am now very much aware that Disney movies are by no means unproblematic afternoon entertainment for the kiddos (or the grownups) that you can just turn on for them and that’s that. Disney and Disney’s storytelling is sometimes very problematic and I believe that should be reflected on when watching these movies. To learn from it.
Continue reading “#NotMyAriel Seriously?”
Walkers wanted for the Ultra Challenge on the Isle of Wight in May 2020.
Sometimes you come across an idea. You like that idea but you don’t fully explore it then and there. You go on about your day. But the idea keeps coming back into your mind. And it still keeps coming back the next day. And the next. And when that happens, I think it’s time to just run with it. Continue reading “Rising up to the challenge. And I want you on my team!”
Did you ever feel like you have watched everything that is on YouTube, are not in the mood for the 27th re-run of your TV show on Netflix and don’t have quite enough time to sit down with a book? I recently discovered that in this scenario podcasts are a really good alternative. Continue reading “What I am listening to – three podcasts from my most recent playlist”
A very delayed reflection.
On the last weekend of February, we ventured out to Birmingham to visit the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in the NEC. Having great fun with backpacking, camping and glamping already, we have been toying with the idea of a home on wheels for quite a while now. So we booked ourselves tickets to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show. It was the first time for us to go to a motorhome expo and so we got quite excited to see some of the vehicles up close to get a feel for layouts and sizes. Continue reading “Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show Birmingham NEC 2019”
Experiencing the magic
Disneybounding in World Disney World Florida.
After about 8 months of build-up and preparations (see here), it was finally here – the time to go to Disney and with it the time to experience what it is like to participate in Disneybounding in an actual Disney Park.
In this article, I describe what Disneybounding was like, not what Disney was like in general – if you are interested in that, have a look at the respective post that is coming soon. Continue reading “Disneybounding Part III”
Inspiration is an odd thing. Just like motivation, it is powerful when it’s there but it is also fragile and fleeting. Whilst I generally believe that we should never rely on inspiration to get us closer to our goals – as habit, strategy and planning will get us much further much faster – it is certainly nice to have a little extra spark. So I went to seek out that inspiration boost. And failed. Continue reading “How not to be inspired and something about chocolate”
The outdoors is great. But, under some circumstances, can unfortunately also come with risks to your safety and the safety of others. There are, however, measures that can be taken to increase how safe everyone is in the outdoors. Continue reading “Being safe in the outdoors – Outdoor First Aid Courses”
We all feel down sometimes. Stuff happens. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. We feel all the feels, sometimes for a reason and sometimes for no good reason at all. Moments like that, as random as they are, have the potential to carry some pretty interesting realisations. My life’s latest curveball had me re-thinking one of the most basic realisations in life – time is limited. Continue reading “Honouring Life – The realization that everybody’s time is limited”
Let the hunt begin
The plan is set, the rules are clear, the outfit ideas are noted down. Time for the next big step: The hunt. If you want to catch up on Part I first, click here! Continue reading “Disneybounding Part II”