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Hiking, Bushwalking & Exploring: What’s Next?

Standard, February 10, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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When I first started this blog about 18 months ago, it was really just a way to share my hiking stories with others. I’ve always loved writing (I always kept a diary growing up, plus English and English Literature were my favourite subjects at school), and it seemed like the perfect way to share my […]

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Mt Kilimanjaro – Not Once, Not Twice, but Three Times

Standard, February 2, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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‘When I was 120 pounds heavier, I would have settled for standing in the cold comfort of an open refrigerator, searching for something to saturate what I was feeling at that moment: happy, sad, fearful, lonely, anything. I’d even clink through the condiment shelf, seeing if there were any maraschino cherries left. I’d eat anything […]

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The Glorification of ‘Perfect’

Standard, November 5, 2015, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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I’ve been a few posts lately about Social Media. More specifically, about how it makes us feel when we compare ourselves to the ‘highlights reel’ of other people’s lives.  That we feel like we don’t measure up, or that it puts some other pressure on us. As someone who manages a bunch of Social Media […]

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Book Review: Adventures on Earth

Standard, September 7, 2015, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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What’s your favourite place? And so we are led on a journey alongside Louise Southerden – award-winning travel writer – in her latest book ‘Adventures on Earth’. “My favourite place? It’s an elusive thing, a hologram of a unicorn at the end of a rainbow. It may well be the next place I visit. For […]

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