Finland was the world's happiest country in 2020 according to the World Happiness Report. Also the other countries I've lived in are pretty happy.
Footpaths and bridleways make walking and running fun – you don't have to follow the roads. But all paths in England are not yet officially recorded.
I witnessed an amazing starling murmuration the other day. You can see yourself – I filmed some of it!
I wrote an article for Journo Resources about journalism job search in the UK as a non-native speaker. The topic is close to my heart so I am exploring it a bit more here.
I flew from England to Finland in December and back in January. The flights themselves felt like business as usual but the travel restrictions are changing constantly.
We spend our first night in our new-old van last week. Sleeping by the road is not as nice as putting a tent up in the woods but the occasional night in the van can be great.
Challenge is to swim in 100 different lakes and ponds in summer 2020. Not a problem in Finland.
Because of our poor senses in the dark, it is quite natural to be more alert in the dark. But some people are more anxious when the lights go out.
Now that the feelings of boredom and frustration of not being able to do anything productive are familiar to most of us in COVID-closure countries, I’m going to share my experience of pre-pandemic unemployment.
Bouldering at Simonside, England, before lockdown forced us all indoors.