Pondering on photography: how to cull photos and whether to take photos at all while travelling

I am sure that there is a glaringly obvious “piece” missing from my blog, photos. There’s no doubt that photos can complete a blog post and really bring more readers to the table but I feel like there’s a lot to be said about photography whilst travelling and sometimes whether it’s worth taking them at all…

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10 things I hate (and love) about you: the best and worst of Country England

I know I’ve neglected this blog, but I am hoping sharing the highlights (and lowlights!) of the country life will make up for it.

At the moment, I’m reading Alain De Botton’s Art of Travel and one of the things that’s really stuck out is the fact that a lot of the time, travel isn’t always continuously enjoyable. We not only have to be in the right mind space but more often than not, it is the anticipation which  is more exciting than the experience itself. However I still believe that once we start to really become self-aware and understand what excites us, we can become grateful for our travel experiences. I think one of the key aspects of being happy about the best bits of travelling, is not to sugarcoat and realize that no country nor town or city is perfect, and there’ll always be parts that may not meet our expectations.

This is a collection of thoughts and observations that resonate with me about living in the Oxfordshire countryside about what I really love about being here and a few things that might not rock my boat.
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The truth about working holidays

Being on a working holiday is amazing. I’ve got a mile-long list of things I want to do that are close by but sometimes finding that time in between work has not always been easy, bringing back memories of my life in Australia, the age-old conundrum of working too much and not doing enough for myself.

Working holidays bring a whole different opportunity to help diversify a travel experience. All of a sudden, you get to interact with locals, you are earning money and for those of us who want to make travel a lifestyle rather than a few weeks every year, it allows that dream to become a reality.

It sounds a bit too good to be true and sometimes it is, here’s why working holidays provide an authentic experience but may not always live up to their expectations.

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