Svalbard Stories

I wasn’t sure about Svalbard.  I’d booked it last year after much deliberation and indecision, despite being keen to go and having the destination highly recommended by a number of trusted sources. I’ve travelled to the northern reaches of the globe on two previous occasions, Manitoba in Canada and Kirkenes, Northern Norway.  I’ve seen polar […]

Why Not? A mother’s legacy

  There’s no oxygen in Peru. At least that’s what it felt like as I lay in my hotel room, wrestling with sleep, nose and mouth encased in an oxygen mask, the cylinder standing to attention on the floor beside my bed. This was serious. I felt really unwell. To distract myself through the wee […]