About

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This blog began its life in January 2017 as an opportunity to improve my writing whilst doing a bit of travelling. At that time, I was planning to head to New Zealand in March 2017 and was particularly inspired to create this blog during a short but wonderfully sweet trip to Jordan in September 2016 as part of my dissertation research.

Things changed in February 2017, for the better, and I’m now living and working indefinitely in Northern France, volunteering with a couple of amazing grassroots NGOs at l’Auberge des Migrants’ warehouse in Calais. This blog has become a useful outlet for me (and is far more interesting, I’m sure, than reading about my travel tales).

For more information about the charities I’m working with, follow the links below.

Help Refugees

Refugee Community Kitchen

Refugee Info Bus

l’Auberge des Migrants

Refugee Culture Project

Refugee Youth Service

Utopia 56

 

For regular updates on the refugee crisis from around the world, check out Are You Syrious?

“A new life! Freedom! Something to write about!” – Patrick Leigh Fermor, ‘A Time of Gifts’

“So many brothers and sisters everywhere! So many comrades who share the dream! Even if the dream itself is not yet entirely clear to him, but he’s getting there, wherever there is.” – John le CarrĂ©, ‘Absolute Friends’