And the next big trip begins…

Here we go again! Say prayers, do a voodoo dance, cross your fingers... anything to make this trip go more smoothly than the last two disasters! It'll be a gentle start with a visit to one of my oldest and dearest friends. She tells me she's arranged a rave in a forest so, er, let's see how that one goes! And after that, on to Finland...

Webcams in Helsinki: 10 Voyeuristic Viewpoints

If you value your privacy then it may shock you to know just how widely available web cam footage is in Finland. I'm quite puzzled at why so many live feeds would be publicly available but this is just a part of everyday life for the Finns. But if live feeds are your thing, then this is your ultimate list of webcams around Helsinki, plus three of the best outside of the city.

Where’s Mel going? Autumn 2018

I'm off on a whirlwind city-hopping tour of Europe; 15 countries in six weeks! I'll be seeking out the more unusual aspects of well trodden cities and reporting back. So far I've looked into forest bathing, snail farming, and cow trekking just to get started...

What happened in January?

Anyone who gave up on dry January after the first day will probably want to throw things at me by the end of this update because today I'm going to be all inspired and happy about my productive January! But if it makes you feel better, I completely failed at giving up chocolate this month. In fact, I failed so hard that my local cafe began giving me free chocolate truffles as a thank you for ordering so many on a daily basis. Maybe it's ok to fail sometimes...

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