Stop Hesitating!

It’s me again. Hi! Last time I posted a blog I’d just moved to Vietnam. That’s one long story you can read here: New year, New country In August I […]

New year, New country

Happy New Year Blog Readers! Many of you will have noticed my quiet withdrawal from social media and the online world recently, at least on my official “Laura J P […]

Talking about how it feels during the run-up to big life changes, and diving into the unknown | Travel Blog | Moving Abroad | New Beginnings | Dealing with Change |

Heading into the Great Unknown

Looking back at the last blog I posted here, I’m very surprised that it’s only been one month! That’s not as bad as I thought. The reason for the short […]

Going Freelance – Month 4

Welcome back to the Going Freelance Blog Series. In this blog series I document my journey as I try to create my own business, one that allows me to travel […]

Mental Health Reset Day

Recently life has given me a lot to think about. What should I do now? What should I do next? What’s my priority? What’s my plan? Where will I live? […]

How I chose a new Instagram theme by exploring my visual style. With help from Photographer and social media pro Olivia Bossert.

Exploring My Visual Style

Instagram Themes If you scroll all the way back through my Instagram feed you’ll see that I’ve changed the style of my theme a few times. I love experimenting, and […]

Monkey Pool party! Ever seen a Monkey swim? It turns out to be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Check out the blog on this amazing wildlife encounter. Photos and words by Laura J P Richardson

A Really WILD Pool Party

In the heat of the afternoon sun, what else can you do? You’re by the sea with your friends, the adults are all at work. There are trees to climb, […]

Diary of a Digital Nomad. I'm Going Freelance and you can come with me! Find out how I got on in Month 3 of my Going Freelance Journey and see my business aims and goals for October.

Going Freelance – Month 3

September has been all about getting over fears. Fears that this won’t work, fears that no one will like what I’m doing, fears that I’m doing it all wrong. Who […]

Residential volunteering at RSPB nature reserve Loch of Strathbeg taught me about the conservation connections between British Birds and Konik Ponies. Image © Laura J P Richardson.

How Polish ponies help British birds

In the birding and birdwatching community a bird like this is frequently known as an LBJ, code for “Little Brown Job”. They are a special type of identification challenge, because […]

When you feel like a failure, read this and see if it helps. Blog and Photo © Laura J P Richardson

When you feel like a failure

We all feel like a failure sometimes. It doesn’t mean you are one, it just means you have higher expectations of yourself than anyone else has of you. It means […]