Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Leleuvia Resort

After an extremely long journey, including two flights a bus and finally a boat ride, which is about 30 hours of travel, I've finally arrived at Leleuvia Resort. The island is a 45 minute boat ride from the main land, and it's small enough that you can walk around it in 15 minutes.
It's basically paradise, there is snorkeling, which I have yet to master, sea kayaking, and of course relaxing on the white sand beach, watching the clear blue water lapping at the shore.
Since I've been here all I have done is sleep, eat and swim, quite a nice life if I do say so myself. We've got another two days here before we leave for Narai to Lawaki village, our home for the next four weeks.
It will be sad when we leave this island, but at the same time exciting, as we'll see what Fiji really is.
See in you in a couple of days.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

My Fiji Packing List

It's here, It's time. In two days time, I'll be leaving Heathrow airport for Nadi, Fiji. It's a 25 hour flight, so that should be fun. As we cross the date line, we'll be skipping Monday and the child in me just wants to say:-
 "Yay, time travel!!!"
Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to make a packing list, to add to the multitude already floating around the interweb. I was being Lazy and only took one Photo.
Anyone interested in what backpack I'm using, its the Osprey Farpoint 70, the main pack is 55l and daysack  is 15l. Before anyone says it's too big, well I'm carrying a full size tripod, so yeah...
And without further ado:

In Main Backpack:

1. Clothes- 4 T-shirts, 2 Vests, 2 swimming shorts, 4 shorts, 1 smart shirt, 6 boxers, 2 pairs of socks.
2. Spare dry sack
3. First aid kit- Lots of plaster and dressings, Pain killers, ORS, Water purification tablets, Afterbite, Burn gel.
4. Toiletry bad- Shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, shaving kit, toothpaste, toothbrush
5. Travel Towel
6. Cotton sleeping bag liner
7. Full size tripod
8. Hanging mosquito net
9. Sigg water bottle
10. Water/reef shoes
11. Mosquito repellent and Sun cream
12. Wet wipes
13. Surge protector ( I know it's bulky, but I couldn't be bothered to buy another.)
14. Some cold medicine, head torch
15.  Buff, Swiss army knife

In My hand Luggage:

1. D5100, 35mm 1.8 Nikkor lens, 2 16GB & 2 8GB SD cards, Pocket camera
2. 18-55mm kit lens
3. Passport
4. Camera Accessories
5. Rocket blower, camera cleaner
7. Travel money
8. Rain Covers
9. Travel documents

So, yeah there my list, I'm probably missing a few things and I may have added a couple of things at the last minute. I will update and review everything when I come back.

Here's a pic of me with everything on:

I think I look like a Pregnant Turtle to be honest!!

I'll see you later!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

It's easy to say don't worry about your troubles, compared to actually not worrying about them. The picture below is good advise but should be taken with a pinch of salt.

 It's sound advise, but whenever someone say's "Don't worry", people instantly assume it means:-

"Lets throw these troubles to the back of our mind and it will sort itself out! Right?"
"Lets leave our troubles to God, he'll sort them out!"

Well it won't, it will fester and grow until your out of time, before blowing up in your face.

So, when I say don't worry, I mean don't worry about it, but at the same time do something about it. If your unhappy with something and you could improve it, well then improve the situation and if you can change it, well change it.

If by chance you can't do anything, then focus your attention on something you can. Instead of spending hours obessing over facts that you can't do anything about. Use that otherwise wasted time somewhere else in your life. May that be your family, friends, or maybe a hobby you've been meaning to pick up for a while.
Over thinking will simply eat into your precious time, so try not to!

So instead of being stuck in your mind, go out there into the world, live your life, enjoy yourself and when problems do arise, don't worry, but don't just ignore it either. Because you'll much happier when you know you don't need to worry.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My second YouTube thing...

Hello again, I've just uploaded my second video it will give a bit more info about my gap year plans, so go have look, thanks.

Be sure to comment, like and subscribe!!!

Friday, 15 February 2013


Hello again!
So I've uploaded  my first video on Youtube. Yeah, one more thing to tick off on "the list". Well, if your interested, maybe you could check it out? Cheers :D

And maybe you could drop me a subscribe on the way out?