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August 11, 2018

Hi..yeh..erm im going to Tambo which bus am I getting?’

'Tambo..?’ She took my ticket off me and studied it. ‘Hey Dan – you know where ‘Tambo’ is?’

‘Dan’ walked over and let out a small ‘ha!’ I already did not like Dan.

‘I’m not sure but wherever you’re going, you’re not...

August 3, 2018

My first venture into the travel world was at 18 when I went solo to Australia. I managed to move around, pick up work, find somewhere to live and even landed a PADI Divemaster internship on Day Dream Island in the Whitsundays. For some strange reason, of which I will...

August 1, 2018

“erm yes yes hello?...yes my name is Sophie Kelly I’m booked in for the assessment day today with yourselves – im just – im just (ahhh oh crap what now, what is this man doing?!) I had stopped at a zebra crossing and there was now a middle aged man standing directly in...

August 1, 2018

In April of 2017 I somehow found myself at Gatwick Airport, strategically trying to place my enormous bag on the check-in belt so the edge would hang over slightly and the scales wouldnt weight the whole amount. It worked, I flashed my passport at the desk attendant an...

June 18, 2018

My Mum always says; "Sophie, you will never truly know a person until you’ve done business with them".  Well Mum, yes I agree - money can be very revealing (ever thought you liked someone and then found out they're the type of person that demands that 10p you borrowed...

June 6, 2018

I had two phone numbers for two different jobs. Claire had just got off the ranch phone, passed it to me and I dialled the first number. A man answered in a broad deep Australian accent and I introduced myself.. “Erm so how far is the farm away from the nearest town th...

May 19, 2018

Before I go on, I must just point out that when I’m writing this stuff, I do sometimes sit there and think ‘am I really qualified to give out ‘life lessons?? Who do I think I am??’ – and then I remember I only call it that because I haven't managed to think of a better...

So, I have just completed 3 seasons in a row as a Holiday Rep. Prior to this, when I was quite a bit younger I worked in Australia for 10 months. Holiday Repping is one of the best jobs I have ever come across in allowing you to do and see so many things - at the same...

April 17, 2018

In 2017 I celebrated my 28th birthday with a trip to the Malcesine Opera, followed by a few drinks (ok, a lot of Tequila), before ending the night skinny dipping in Lake Garda. It was by far and away one of the most memorable birthdays of my life, and the subsequent ye...

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Hello! Im Sophie and I like fluffy kittens, rom-coms and sunset walks on the beach. OK, I’m just kidding (well maybe not about those sunset walks..) – but im Sophie and this is my blog dedicated to talking about absolutely anything and everything. No topic is off limits and I intend to share with you my travels, my insights, my struggles and my own experiences so that you may find some comfort and companionship in this glorious mess we call life. Enjoy x

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