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Travel Blog 2017-11-09T03:59:40+00:00

Inked and Abroad presents – The Glob

Hey who let you in? Oh, the front door was open? No worries. In that case, welcome to my Glob!

I know what you’re thinking. Glob sounds weird. A bit like the noise a meat pie makes when it falls out of a window. And that’s true. What’s also true is that there are so many blogs online that I couldn’t bear to add another. Plus I think ‘glob’ sounds hilarious.

Life is pretty short, my battle with Leukaemia has made me acutely aware of that. But at the same time, life is quite long. In the confusing grey area between those two realities is where you’ll find this glob.

I write about the places I see on my travels. The people I meet. The things that happen. Sometimes these will result in great travel tips for your next adventure. Other times, they’ll be a self-indulgent mess. What you manage to take from them is really up to you. I hope you learn something. I hope you’re entertained. But what I hope most of all, is that they remind you that the very darkest moment in your life, a period that sees you at your lowest ebb, can really be the beginning of the best times you’ve ever known.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the glob.

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