All about me:


I’m Faye.

I am originally from Borehamwood, just a bit north of London.


I studied Biomaterials at Birmingham uni, like a lot of graduates I didn’t use it all and instead moved to Bristol to work as a diabetic retinopathy screener. I stayed for 3 years, peaking by helping to organise the work World cup sweepstake and taking a selfie with Julia the CEO. Whilst working I studied public health at Manchester uni and I graduated from that in December 2014. After finishing I promptly quit my job, packed up my many bags in Bristol and moved back in with my parents.

Awful selfie:

About Faye

We left in January 2015 and so have now been away for just over a year, it has flown by (my Mum is the only person who disagrees). The Rambling Ginger has been a great place for me to write about all the adventures so far. We have finally booked our flight home and will arrive back in London on June 28th. So that means there is about 5 more months of exploring. We are currently in New Zealand, after a bodge job of booking our flights we have ended up staying here for 2 months extra and so in a bid to save money we are HelpX’ing our way around the South Island.

The highlights of our first 7 months away can be found here. Since leaving Asia we have been pottering around Australia and New Zealand, the best bits for me were combining a road trip and seeing my family on the West coast of Australia, diving the Great Barrier Reef, spending time in Sydney and enjoying the Geothermal delights of New Zealand.

From March we will be exploring South America, so I should probably get on with actually learning a little Spanish or this blog could get pretty dull as I spend 4 months stuck in the airport Tom Hanks style.

Here I am, eating cake:About Faye

My partner in crime is Pinion, she is considerably better at writing about our destinations, you can catch her blog here.

11 thoughts on “About

  • August 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Haha I feel you on the ‘getting qualifications, not using them’ thing.. Love the blog posts I’ve read so far, I hope your travels are going well and I look forward to reading more 🙂

    • August 7, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Haha thanks :-). We are heading to Laos today so that should be a new adventure. I’m sure those qualifications will come in handy one day ;-).

  • November 28, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Love the story but those of us in the next generation have a bit of trouble understanding how you this generation goes to university, moves back in at home and then somehow drops out of the working life. Those of us from the 80s had to go to work for 30 years and smart ones like us lived below our means and retired while still young enough to enjoy life. None of our parents would ever pay for school and simply let us move back in. Life didn’t work that way but I guess it does in today’s Internet generation. It’s no wonder the word economy sucks now because nobody wants to relate he aging work force.

    Well anyway I guess we’re just old complaint farts to your generation so have fun I guess. I do love your blog so I’ll follow along anyway. Cheers and have fun living the good life without having to work

    • November 28, 2015 at 1:42 am

      Thanks for the visit and the follow :). I have enjoyed reading about your adjustments to life in Malaysia.

      I guess upping and leaving is still not the norm, no matter what your age! A lot of our friends are buying houses and having babies. We spent the last 3 years saving and instead of buying some bricks we’ve had this trip. I’ve no idea how it will work out when we return (don’t worry i’m not planning on staying with my parents for long – they just had a spare room for my stuff). I’ll just need to remember the good times when I am back in the UK’s cold and applying for jobs! Hopefully someone will see the positives that a trip like this can add.

      Have a great time in Chiang Mai, I thought it was a lovely city.

      • November 28, 2015 at 2:26 am

        Well in your case I guess it’s different because you plan on coming back and re entering the work force. I don’t know how you guys accomplish that either. When I was laid off two years ago it became almost hopeless after six months unemployed even with all my experience. In the USA it’s unspoken that once you’re out of work for not very long your chances decrease of getting that interview which defies logic because it’s even harder to interview for a different position when they work you to death and you’re not unemployed. Maybe it’s different because you’re young so I hope it works out for you.

        Doing the big trip while you’re young is great if you can swing it. We have another week to go in Chiang Mai and I’m already dead tied from two weeks on the road. Anyway good luck

  • January 13, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Thanks for the follow! Always good to see another ginger on the traveling trail. I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures, especially your diving tales.

    Keep up the good work!

  • January 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Hey sorry for the late reply! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I hope to get diving again soon but I don’t think it will be for a little while. I have to admit I don’t think I am much of a fan of the cold New Zealand waters!


    • March 8, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Its great to see your travels 🙂 we have just arrived in South America too, hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. I look forward to reading about it.



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