Welcome to my blog! I’m Ellie, a 40-something woman with a love of being outdoors, mountain biking and trying out new things.

I’m an occasional but not very experienced traveller, and I’m always keen to learn. This craving for learning can normally be satisfied by exploring new places, trying out new activities, experiencing new cultures, trying different food, meeting new people and reading lots of books.

This constant need to expand my experiences has (so far) resulted in me leaving the UK behind, spending ten years in the French Alps, and just recently I moved to Portugal.

Why did I start this blog? Above all I find it a great way to keep a diary of any adventures I might have. It’s also very cathartic to write down how I’m feeling, what I might have achieved or hope to achieve and to share my latest adventures with my family and friends.

Perhaps if you’re reading this, you might be encouraged to do something different, to try something new, to have an adventure of your own (however large or small). Whatever your reasons for being here, I hope you enjoy it!

Quotes I live by

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got

Do what you love and what makes you happy

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving

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