This year has been full of the unexpected. I have chosen a life where going with the flow is literally what I do for a living but it has also seeped into my mentality and led to many adventures including an amazing opportunity to dive in the Philippines. As I write this I’m six hours … Continue reading Hidden Treasures and One Deadly Octopus
A year ago today the heart stopped beating of a man I tried to save. He was taken by the Ocean I love so dearly. He was a stranger and I will never know his name but his legacy lives on in a way I never foresaw. I wrote this poem in the middle of … Continue reading In Honour of The Man Whose Name I Will Never Know.
My secret love affair started during July 2013 in Madagascar and I have never forgotten the first time I saw him. He was graceful and serene whilst at the same time powerful and enigmatic. Over the past four years I have worn a metal pendent of him around my neck everyday. It may sound like … Continue reading My Secret Love Affair
This week I went for some drinks with a lovely friend and she told me a story … One day on her way to work she saw a guy dressed up as a Rhino standing outside one of London’s busiest train stations collecting money to ‘Save the Rhino’. He was still there on her way … Continue reading Why Save a Whale When You Can Save a Child?
I set out to write this blog to share my everyday experience of the Ocean with you. One thing I’m pretty sure blogs should be good at is honesty...so I’m going to be honest. I have been suffering from writer's block. I haven’t written a new blog for a month and no matter how many … Continue reading Seeking Inspiration From a Concrete Jungle
Last week a friend of mine published a great documentary report which she worked on called ‘Plastic pollution in our oceans’. Plastic pollution and the impact on our Oceans is only just starting to get the coverage it needs so if you don't know much about it already inform yourself as this is a global … Continue reading A Guide for Reducing Plastic Waste (Suitable for Lazy People)
This weekend I submerged myself in freezing water (at least it felt that way)…why you may ask? Because I am a crazy lady who loves fish and may have been one in my past life. When I say fish I mean anything living underwater because even the most insignificant looking species can bring tears to … Continue reading Dive Like A Spartan
It's a new year and that means new resolutions, one that I know many of my friends have decided upon is reducing their meat consumption and moving towards a vegetable based diet. I decided to have a vegetable based diet back in May 2015 when I wrote an essay which in part out lined the … Continue reading Get Back to Your Roots
2016 has left many of us with a bitter taste in our mouths. Personally its been a year of extreme highs and life changing lows. From a sociopolitical point of view I have often felt disillusioned and angry. One thing I have discovered throughout this year is if I focus too much on the doom … Continue reading 2016: Glimmers of Hope for Our Ocean
The beauty of a reef never ceases to amaze me...the more you explore it the more it gifts you with. A favourite reef inhabitant of mine is a worm that celebrates Christmas all year round...the magical Christmas Tree Worm. This beautiful worm embeds itself in the coral reef and displays its two 'crowns' which are … Continue reading That Christmas Tree Worm