An ex finance professional now English teacher via outdoor pursuits instructor. I love mountains and bicycles, but not mountain biking. I've visited more than 80 countries and still have plans to see more. I love to write about my travels.
Jumping Off Kiwi Bridges
Francesca Peterson was thirty-eight years old the day she made her decision. Thirty-eight years of life, and now, a day to change all that had gone before. All the heartache, so many broken hearts along the way. The debt; credit really had been much too easy to obtain. The daily drudgery that was her work, so many wrong decisions taken there too. Today would change all that.
The World's Scariest Landings
I consider travel to be the most rewarding of pastimes and welcome its mind-expanding experiences. Having visited more than 70 countries, I feel qualified to write with some authority on airports, specifically the approaches to them from the air.
York to Cork and Back Again
It began one Friday afternoon. I was just thinking about my schedule for the following week, which I needed to send out to some online students in order for them to book some slots with me the following week, when the phone rang. It was the company I do TEFL teacher training for. I usually teach once a month for 20 hours in Hull, East Yorkshire and another 20 in York. This month I’d been lucky and had spent the previous weekend delivering the course in Liverpool too. This was because the teacher for Norwich was ill and it was easier for the Liverpool teacher to cover Norwich and for me to teach in Liverpool. Now I was asked if I would like to teach 20 hours in Cork, Southern Ireland.