Solo Travel

17 Jul 19
Amelia Rayno: wayword

• In partnership with John Reamer and Associates • Traveling with others can be a lot of fun, and let’s be honest, it’s definitely the most popular way to travel. But solo travel, especially solo female travel, has become trendy for a reason and it’s not just the great selfie ops (selfies are actually really […]

17 Jul 19
Ella Goulet

It’s no secret that ballet can be pricey, but the extent of that cost is often underestimated, especially by those that are new to the ballet world. Today I want to help map out what actually makes up the expenses of ballet. I have trained in ballet for almost 10 years, and therefore have developed […]

17 Jul 19
Chinmay's Travel Blog

⁃ We drove into Jasper and went through most of the park to get to the Nigel Pass Trailhead. Our plan was a five night backpacking trip to John-John campground and back, for a total of 50 miles. ⁃ Day 1 (6.7 miles): We took our sweet time getting to the trailhead because everything we […]

17 Jul 19
Tending to Me

Oh hello there.  It’s been a little while.  Last I wrote was on May 17 – exactly two months ago – and a lot has happened in these past couple of months. We moved into our new house.  I say we because even though we’re separated we still very much did this together.  The house […]

17 Jul 19
CULTURE CRUISES

Dateline London 17.07.19 Poseidon Expeditions Starts 2019 Season of North Pole Voyages  Aboard Nuclear-Powered Icwbreaker 50 Years of Victor   This week, as Poseidon Expeditions starts another sold-out season of voyages from Murmansk aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory, to the geographic North Pole, the company announces that reservations are now open for three departures […]

17 Jul 19
dreamclarityblog

I did not particularly enjoy waking to a dream that included Donald Trump. Who really wants to explore their “Inner Donald”? However I suspected there would be intrinsic meaning from this image. I am at the tail of a plane. The captain announces there has been a fire on the wing but the suppression system […]

17 Jul 19
Metro
Ovie has also represented Great Britain (Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Ovie Soko is king of our hearts when it comes to Love Island particpants, and some fans have even called for him to win the whole thing as a solo act. The 28-year-old entered the show as part of Casa Amor when he coupled up with Anna Vakili. Although their partnership hasn’t lasted, Ovie has been making us laugh and cry (in a good way) ever since. And he hasn’t just wowed fans of the romance reality show, either. Prior to entering the villa, he has a career in basketball that allowed him to travel the world. It’s not hard to imagine 6ft 7in Ovie on the court. But where has he actually played basketball and where does he play now? [metro-video id=”1964634″] How long has Ovie played basketball? We couldn’t tell you the exact date he first got a slam-dunk. However, we do know that, although Ovie was born here in the UK, he moved to the US to play basketball while he was in high school. At Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia, he led the team to a district championship win. From there, he went on to play for the University of Alabama Blazers team, later transferring to Duquesne in Pennsylvania and playing for the team there. Murcia is his most recent team (Picture: LightRocket via Getty Images) Who does he play for now? After that, Ovie began his professional career in earnest. He entered the NBA draft in 2014 but was not selected, instead heading to Boulazac Dordogneof, in the second league of French basketball. [metro-zone-post-strip] It seems he’s scoured the whole of Europe since then, as he was signed in 2015 for Greek team Aries Trikala, and later did a stint in Enel Brindisi, in Italy’s Serie A. Ovie’s most recent team was UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB. This is the top professional league in the country, and he joined them in 2016. They re-signed him last year, although we’re not sure what their feelings are on taking time off to crack on with women in the villa. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/17/love-island-spoilers-ovie-soko-gives-ultimate-ovie-advice-michael-griffiths-10390480/” title=”Love Island spoilers: Ovie Soko gives the ultimate Ovie advice to Michael Griffiths”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/17/little-mix-believe-looked-cheap-tacky-x-factor-felt-secure-wearing-makeup-10386063/” title=”Little Mix believe they looked ‘cheap and tacky’ on X Factor but felt ‘more secure’ wearing makeup”]
17 Jul 19
Trace's Travel Blog

Day Two – Divide and Conquer This was the day that Pete and I were going to go our separate ways for a week (but I did sign up to Strava so that I could follow his riding journeys). It really was a day of contrasts from beginning to end. The train station is chaotic. […]

17 Jul 19

The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. –Justin Timberlake And yes this is it, this quote always works well with me. There is no need for us to feel sad about the idea of being alone, there is a big difference […]

17 Jul 19
Trace's Travel Blog

While I have been looking forward to our second adventure of the year, the stress of air travel (making connections etc) is always high in my dislike list and reminds me that Australia is a long long way from everywhere. This time we had the added complication of oversized luggage in the form of an […]

17 Jul 19
Mum Vs World

You know you see pictures of places and when you get there, they don’t quite look as good as that travel agents photoshopped poster? Well, Machu Picchu looks every bit like it does in those posters – its absolutely breath taking.

17 Jul 19
Glass Houses

Home game this week for Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy as The Open returns to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951. Why yes, yes he is The home favourite? 🤔 #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/LWl9AZy6hd — The Open (@TheOpen) July 17, 2019

17 Jul 19
Four Seasons of Epic Fantasy

Just wanted to make a shout out to Sami, a brilliant member of our Four Seasons Podcast. This is from the rough draft of Sami Marchand’s first book, Garnet. From what I have read so far, this is an incredibly fun story with some incredibly detailed characters that have very real problems. She is currently […]