ARCTIC ADVENTURE – Second Trip Report / Svalbard (December 2012)

Following on from yesterday’s post documenting my first few days in Tromsø, and subsequent departure for Svalbard, I thought that I would add a second post now documenting my experience in the land of the polar bear. We only came up for 24 hours, and came purely for tourist reasons, to say that we had […]

ARCTIC ADVENTURE: First Trip Report (December 2012)

Here is the first part of my trip report, which I am writing from several thousand miles away from home – high in the skies above Svalbard, Norway – around 300 miles from the North Pole, around 3,000 miles from Manchester, UK! We have only been away from the UK for 48 hours, but all […]

Gari does Birmingham

… hmm… the title of this blog sounds a little too much like Debbie Does Dallas for my liking… but I’m gonna roll with it! 😛 Anyone who follows me on twitter will know of the recent pinings that I had for my boyfriend, Karl, over the Christmas period, as he went home for two […]

Holiday: Ice Ice Baby! :-D

For the benefit of anyone who we’ve not already screamed excitedly in their face at and told several times already, Karl and I are going to be heading off to Iceland in February in a bid, amongst other things, to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). This will be my first holiday since New […]