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April 27, 2019

Since returning from following in Alexandra David-Neels' footsteps, to be honest I've been a bit lost and confused.

The expedition was a huge success, I learnt so much, met so many amazing people, raised lots of money for Freedom Kit Bags and achieved everything I has s...

February 17, 2018

I was told I would never find a female trip leader in northern India. What I’ve learned during this whole process however, is never to accept what people tell you in situations like that. Perhaps it’s easier just to do the normal thing and not to challenge the way thin...

December 13, 2017

On Wednesday 15th November, I grabbed my many bags, and did the final long walk to work…only joking I obviously got a taxi! I knew there would be an awful lot more walking to come in the next few weeks.

Joined by Emily Almond-Barr, the amazing cinematographer who would...

November 3, 2017

In My Journey to Lhasa, Alexandra David-Néel only mentions "cotton undergarments" as an indication of what she wore under her long cotton shirt. To keep my clothes as authentic as I can, I will be finding the early 1900s equivalent to anything like this that isn't full...

November 2, 2017

I'm really pleased to announce that the charity I will be raising money for is Freedom Kit Bags!

Many girls and women from rural and low-income areas of Nepal don’t have access to disposable sanitary products, and even if they did the amount of rubbish pollution pr...

November 1, 2017

The last time I went to India I was only 16, which is around the same time I first read My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel. It was a hugely eye opening place to visit when you're that age,  especially if you've grown up in Colchester...

Most of it's a big blur,...

October 23, 2017

Check out this little video that History's Women Adventurers put together about Alexandra David-Néel, who they describe as the ULTIMATE ADVENTURER!

Thanks so much for letting me use it guys, sums her up perfectly :)

October 21, 2017

Somewhere along the way, during the final six month stretch of her 14 year journey, Alexandra David-Néel came across a fur hat in a patch of woodland. Much to the dismay of Yogden her adopted Lama son, she decided to pick it up.

Yogden was wary of the furry thing,...