Free tsunami romance for Valentine’s Day…

Winner of the TBC (The Book Club) award for best non-fiction, 2016.  Hey guys, I'm giving away The Day Of The Wave over Valentine's weekend in the hope that everyone who's already read it can help to spread the love! Please tell your friends if you loved this book! Becky x

NOW FREE ON AMAZON: The Day Of The Wave

A moving, emotional romance based on real-life events. NOW FREE ON AMAZON! The Day Of The Wave follows Isla and Ben in the wake of surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.  Separated at sixteen with no idea of each other's survival the two meet by chance a decade later and soon it's clear that the sparks between them never went out. As Isla and Ben finally open up in Thailand, so too...Read More

Flying carpets and the search for coffee in Fort Kochin…

Today in India, I ventured out to find some coffee as per usual and wound up finding none but making friends with a man called Shecky. We bonded over the fact that our names sounded the same and after marvelling at some giant Chinese fishing nets together he took me out on his tuk tuk to all the ‘best places’, including a multi-level shop with a rooftop view of five islands.  Expecting to see tropical paradise I sweated my way...Read More

The ghosts of Christmases past, and why I am missing “home” right now…

There's something magical about London at Christmas actually that for some reason I am missing this year more than ever. Hmm. Check out the window display in London's luxury department store, Harrods. Mum just sent me this article with pics of 2013's offering: The Harrods Express and it's making me all nostalgic, here in Colorado with the snowy white mountains behind me and the blazing sun burning in a blue sky. Why do I want to be in drizzly, claustrophobic London? I don't...Read More

The raisin that was not a raisin…

The other morning I woke up and found a raisin in my bed. There was a time in my life when this wouldn’t have puzzled me at all, but on this occasion I had not been drunk the night before and I had not been eating raisins, or indeed, anything else in my bed. I thought perhaps it had got stuck to my foot somehow and consequently I had brought it into my house and then into my bed, so...Read More

Dinner and the black hole: is this the worst table design ever?…

Don't get me wrong, Clear Cafe is my favourite place for hippy watching and tucking into soul food in Ubud, but every time I come here I'm surprised all over again by their table designs. I keep meaning to blog about it so here it is, on record. Worst tables ever. I can't imagine how many people must drop things through these holes every day. How many plates and cups must just disappear before people's eyes... sucked into the vortex?...Read More

Breakthroughs with Bali’s best healer: all in an Ubud afternoon…

If you don’t believe in the power of Bali magic, or Bali healers in general, you should go and see Cokorda Rai anyway. I just had the privilege of seeing him for the second time (the first was over a year ago when I was writing Balilicious), on our way back from Uluwatu. I didn’t actually get anything done to me, but a guy we were with experienced a serious breakthrough with some emotional blocks and heart healing energies, and...Read More

What do you mean it’s not a perfume?

I saw this Yoga Mat Mist today and my first thought was, "Why would anyone want to smell like a yoga mat?" Seriously. And then I realized that I know nothing about this strange new world and that actually it's not a perfume meant to ensure you smell spiritual, it is actually something you spray onto your mat to eradicate the stench of sweat. I don't think I need it yet.

Connecting to the divine: how far is going too far?

Last night, me and my friend Brie sat in a favourite little spot called Clear Café listening to a girl waxing lyrical about her own wondrous divinity for at least an hour. This happened after an innocent Aussie couple made the dire mistake of asking her if she did yoga here. NEVER ask a single white female if they do yoga in Ubud. You will never get away. “Oh yes, I am in love with Kundalini yoga,” the girl enthused,...Read More