I am a Nomad, I live on the road in a van and blog about all sorts of stuff that comes up in my life. I am a freelance Artist, Writer and Photographer. This is not a vanlife blog or a health blog, new age traveller blog or a vegan blog, it's all of that and more! You will see some rants here and some ramblings as well as lots of photos. From the menu on the right you can look through old posts by date or by the labels I have given them. Please subscribe if you enjoy my blog. Love only Love.
Time to say goodbye dear readers. Off on my travels, new life adventures, a time to grow and heal, a time to make new friends and love old ones more. There is not much else to say except I will come back to this blog at some point but I do aim to have a few months off technology!
Thank you all for your continued support, reading my blog and looking at my pictures.
As you know if you are a regular reader of this blog I have been on a journey to loose weight and get fit and healthy. It has been quite a rocky road but recently things really seem to be coming together.
I have continued with healthy eating and now that I have gone vegan there are no 'snack' foods here at work I can have which is good. I have given up the fast and feast days in favour of most days being pretty low calorie. I am not counting calories really anymore but I think most days I'm taking in around 1500 calories and some days 2000.
The breakthrough I think has been getting back to exercising every day. I started by doing 10 minutes of yoga, 10 minutes of light aerobics and 10 minutes of pilates every morning before starting work. I then joined a gym and started doing classes every day usually 45mins to an hour of aerobics or pilates or yoga. Now I am back at work I am doing 10-20 minutes of yoga, 10 minutes of light aerobics and 15 minutes of pilates every morning…
I have been doing a lot of work on self esteem, self love, selfless acts of kindness, remembering all the positive and good things and dropping all the bad things and negativity. That is not to say there was a lot of that in my life as I have always been very positive and held a belief that I can do anything I want if I put my mind to it. I guess it's the belief that you are a fantastic person and you deserve all those good things that is sometimes hard for me.
I'm not going to go into too much personal stuff here not really because it is read by total strangers but more because I am still very much processing a lot of changes and am finding it hard to put it all into words what I am going through and discovering on this emotional, spiritual and healing journey I find myself on.
Instead I'd like to share with you a few of the things that have made the biggest impact on me recently.
First is this quote which took me a few readings to fully understand and a few more to truly e…
I have been a vegetarian for about 15 years and have long thought about going vegan. I knew it was the right thing to do for the planet, for animals and for my health but I had never quite managed to make the transition. After watching Earthlings in 2014 I was more determined to get as close to veganism as I could.
For me it was pretty much all about the food. I had been buying cruelty free products for years and the only non-food item I bought that was non vegan was boots. After watching Earthlings I stopped milk and didn't buy eggs again, although still ate them now and again. It was a small step in the right direction but only a small step.
For the last couple of years I have become more and more conscious of my own health. I was overweight and looking to my diet (as well as exercise) to try and loose weight. At the beginning of this year I cut out a lot of the cheese I was eating.
Gradually, through research and YouTube videos I could see how a plant based diet would be better…
The wheel turns and so begins a new chapter. I'm not going to go into much detail here but I am now travelling solo in a little campervan I recently bought. I haven't taken many pictures of her yet as been really busy getting her ready for a winter in warmer climates!
But here is a quick snap... more to follow :)
There are quite a few important changes going on that I want to share so thought I would write some separate posts about each thing. I will be away very soon for a few months and I am having time away from technology as much as possible (I already left Facebook a few weeks ago!) So I doubt there will be any posts for a while after the next few.
I left behind life as I knew it and started on a journey. The
journey in a physical sense has seen me living on the road for eight
years now travelling in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain and
Portugal. This journey has and continues to be amazing, discovering new
places and meeting new people who constantly inspire me. On an emotional
level this journey has made me re-evaluate everything I believe in,
made me question today's society and helped me to become more open
hearted and honest about myself and with others. I am learning to love
myself more which in turn has let me love others more. ♥
respect and love for the earth and all who dwell upon her. I make and
create stuff from things I find, I make jewellery and wind-chimes and
draw and paint. I am always finding new things to learn and love
learning from inspirational and creative people. ♥
The society in
which we now live is corrupt, materialistic and fake. People have
forgotten to love each other, to…