New Orleans: Getting out of the French Quarter and discovering Katrina

Cycling, Music, New Orleans, travel, USA

Like any city, in any country, on any continent, you can stay in the tourist trap centre, or you can veer off into the depths of reality and explore suburban life. In most cities you are warned not to leave the tourist district. In the mind of your advisers, it’s best to stay with other vulnerable tourists, presumably this area is safer than walking around a neighbourhood where people actually live? Strange logic.


The power of Laura Marling: An inspiring songwriter for a generation

Music, singer

As a female singer./songwriter myself one of my biggest influences was the famously shy singer and songwriter Laura Marling. To me, her poetic fluidity and wondrous melodies takes song writing to the next level.

Week one: becoming an official freelancer

dark web, editor, freelance, freelancer, Music, self employed, Uncategorized, Work, working from home, writing

Yesterday I edited a book about how make a success of your life without working too hard. And I guess by becoming freelancers it’s what Stephen and I hope to achieve. 

We are travelling the world and working for ourselves. It sounds appealing, and I think after just week one of work I can give my initial impressions. 

First of all, it isn’t easy. But as a team of two we can motivate each other to work and read each other’s work if we get tired, it’s amazing. Deadlines can be tight, sometimes just one hour, and it’s nice to have support, imperative for me.

The work at the moment can also range from the very underpaid, to the relatively well paid.  Put it this way, if I wanted to live in England I wouldn’t be able to afford it right now… 

The positive side is the work is extremely varied, I have written about music, horses, laser hair removal, the dark web, computer games, hospitals and celebrities – all in one week! That’s without the numerous proofreading tasks I have completed this weekend. 

Our goal is to seek new platforms for our skills, which range from writing and editing, to singing and songwriting. As modern self-employed people we have a chance to make this work for us. Take control and enjoy working for ourselves. 

The book I edited focused on channeling your efforts into effectiveness rather than efficiency. It’s an interesting concept, spend less time on the low paid jobs, obviously, and work on making other jobs more effective. 

Happiness is also key to this new lifestyle. We can take charge of our time, travel and see the world and shape our own fate. 

How we move from the underpaid jobs to jobs that are financially more viable I am unsure… But these challenges are what makes this part of our lives so very exciting. 

Let’s see what week two brings… And if you have any new leads for two inspired young writers travelling the world please email them to us at