Berlin

After spending 16 Hours in Cologne we boarded what felt like the Hogwarts express and headed for just under a week in the history packed city of Berlin. The cross country ICE train was great, spacious and pretty easy to get to grips with, making the 6 hour journey enjoyable. A short S-Bahn ride later we were checking…

NYE 2018 – Berlin

I now know what it fells like to be in a firework. Having read up on the best places to be in Berlin when the clock hits twelve, we decided that the chaos of the Brandenburg gate street parties might be a little too much for us, especially when it would be a good hour…

16 Hours in Cologne

Cologne (or Köln, in German) is apparently the fourth most popular city in Germany and the largest city on the Rhine. Having heard of the Rhine but thinking cologne was only the makings of Chanel and Hugo Boss, I was excited and intrigued to hear that we were heading off to the city for a…

Mountain Leader – D-Day.

Assessment Day 1: ‘Wow, this is really happening’ The realisation kicked in that after four years and the recent few weeks of drama, I was finally there, on my Mountain Leader Assessment – this was it. Day 2: ‘Ropework, you got this. Stay calm, think it through’. The constant brain power, the demon on my…

Mountain Leader – The Bump.

Sunday evening: ‘What are your goals for tomorrow?’ ‘I’m going to smash my training and put in the last stages of prep for my Mountain Leader assessment next week.’ Monday morning: Bed bound, in agony. With exactly a week to go until my assessment, disaster has struck. I’m bed bound, moving is agony and the…

Mountain Leader – The Build Up.

Five weeks to go and i’m freaking out. Building up to my assessment, its like most big moments in your life – you feel waves of ‘i’ve definitely got this, i’m going to smash it’ to ‘oh dear god, I am SO not ready for this’. The last few months have found me trying to…