Life Below Deck: Why I Walked Away From Paradise

Approximately 7 months of this year I spent working abroad working on cruise ships as a youth counsellor. I worked with some of the most fantastic team members, seeing the most beautiful places and gained insight into a style of work, & life, I knew little to nothing about.
So why did I walk away from what people called “living the dream”? In this very honest account I shed light on my life on board, the highs and lows, and share how I came to conclude that maybe my ‘paradise’ life was going to look slightly different.

Top Health Hacks On Board

Staying healthy on board can be hard and when I say “healthy” I’m not just talking about the amount of veggies you pile onto your plate. Recently mental health at sea has been a major topic of discussion as well. The hours are long, the work full on, there’s a lot to adapt to and it can be a shock to the system.

In this post I cover my top health hacks to ensure you have maximum fun & remain full of energy on your contracts!

Safe Sailing & Enjoy

Very Berry Flapjacks

Mouth-wateringly Moorish & Suitable for Vegetarians.
Having tried many other protein bakes that have failed or tasted rubbish I was inspired to create my own to support my active lifestyle.
Addressing the fad around “high protein” snacks being “healthier” and whether this is necessary for you, this post is more than just a recipe.


The first in my series, Come “Crews” With Me, gives you a sneaky insight into life working life on a cruise ship. The highs, lows, midnight dancing, sunny ports, health hacks and popping sleeping pills.
In this post I delve into Why I Chose Cruise Ships, How I Got The Job and The Top 6 Things You Can Expect On Board

Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating

Having just watched Grace Victory’s “Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating” I felt compelled to write a post about this topic. The programme raised some important points about the dangers of who we trust within the health and fitness industry, and she did so in a lighthearted, informative way. It’s an industry saturated with bloggers, Vloggers and…

Dirty Secrets Behind Clean Eating

Exploring the issues relating to disordered eating that are intwined with in this obsession with “clean” foods…(what does that even mean…?!) and the steps we can take to make sure we are not being sucked in by misinformation that diet-culture swamps us with!