Italian dining with a garden hose

Italian dining with a garden hose

As a lover of Italy it pains me to admit that I have two criticisms of this beautiful country: their bathrooms and their treatment of single, female diners. Anyone who has traveled in Italy will know about their propensity for placing the shower head right next to the...

Is it time for an adventure?

This morning I woke early after limited sleep to see my cousin/housemate off. He’s going on a two-week adventure and, although I could have slept through his departure, I preferred to get up and say goodbye. B* is travelling to Papua New Guinea on a boys-own trip that...

When I’m 24…

When I was a teenager I always pictured two ‘cool ages’ in my future. One was 24 and the other was 27. The selection of these ages appears to have been arbitrary (although I did have a very cool teacher in grade five who was 27, so perhaps she was my inspiration). My...

Listening to your instincts

A few years ago I was on a work trip out west when I began to feel very unsafe. I’d had a difference of opinion with my colleague earlier in the day and, although I’d tried to calm the situation down, it flared up again while we driving to the next town. It’s not...