Lent: Running for water.

Today marks the start of Lent..   40 days and nights where Catholics reflect and prepare for Easter. Typically making a sacrifice during that period to replicate Jesus’ sacrifice in the desert. 40 days without food or water.   Most of the time we give up sweets, chocolate, alcohol, meat.   Arguably, the things people…

Gratitude. Often overlooked in the madness of everyday life.

This week I travelled to East Africa with a supporter to visit three projects over two days. A lot of work for a few days of travel. But an incredibly valuable experience for everyone involved. Especially for me. All three had an element of water and agriculture involved. Two linked up closely with already established…

Training for a half marathon in Central London

Back in November one of my Crossfit* coaches said she was signing up to the Hackney Half in May. Just a head’s up in case anyone else fancied it – she hates running so it could be good for motivation! My first thought: Oh Rachel. So silly. Why on earth would you do that?! I…

How did we get here again?!

To give you some background, I used to write a blog about my travels while I lived in America. It was a really interesting way for me to reflect on my experiences and make sure that I absorbed everything I could. As well as a really good way to share what I was doing with…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton