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Half-English/half-Irish, I am an ex-teacher and modern art/street art enthusiast constantly seeking new places to travel to. At the start of 2018, my life was rubbish – I was unhappy in my job, my relationship, and struggling with poor health after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic medical condition. Life felt like a daily battle until I had an epiphany. I underwent a radical detox, leaving behind my old life, selling my possessions. In June 2018 I set off round the world with a heart and mind hungry for new places, people and adventures… Read more about my story here About Me

I got my happy ending. Today I am safe and in much better health; blessed to have amazing people and love in my life. A long-held dream of mine was to work at a particular Michelin-starred restaurant in London with a well-known GM and I’m thrilled to have achieved my goal. It’s demanding work but such a privilege to be given the opportunity. Life is too short not to do what you love.

I hope reading my blog inspires others to have the courage to live the life of their dreams, a life that makes them proud of who they are and all that they have to offer the world. Don’t let anything hold you back and never allow companies or individuals to walk all over you just because they feel entitled to do so. Stand up for yourself, your values and beliefs. After seeking legal advice, I’ve been informed that I have enough evidence to proceed with a civil case for damages from my ex/boss and company (see About Me) but I have chosen not to pursue the matter further. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Be kind, be honest, be true to yourself. Peace, Lisa.


NOTE: 18/11/19 This morning I woke up to an email containing porn and a subject line only relevant to my Dubai ex and I, from an account that was obviously fake to my private email address. I have changed my email address. B – you now have zero ways of contacting me. You don’t know where I live or where I work either so I am safe and happy. Enjoy looking at my website; it is the nearest you will ever get to me again. All the best 😉 Related blog post: Cyberstalking: A Protest.


MESSAGE for my Blog & Instagram followers, supporters & friends: As we head towards the end of 2019, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the love and kind words you have shared with me this year. It has meant so much during the dark times. Two certainties in life: the Sun goes down but the Sun always rises again and there are always reasons to keep going and be hopeful when life is tough. I am ending the year in a very different place – mentally, emotionally and geographically – than I began it and I am grateful for the generosity of others that have helped me to get to where I am today. In 2020, go after what you want, don’t settle for less than you deserve and remember you get back what you put out into the world – if you are honest, your heart is in the right place and you treat others as you expect to be treated, good people and good experiences will come your way. Wishing you all a happy and healthy festive season and a fabulous 2020! Love these words from r.h. Sin:


MESSAGE for my ex-students: I am not accepting follow requests on Instagram at this time. I remember all of you though and send you much love. Be happy 😘

LATEST BLOG POST: IF YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW When someone chooses to mistreat you, you are not to blame. It is their issue, not yours. The best revenge is to live life happier without them…


RECENT POSTS: A Journey in Japan/ In Control: Warning Signs of a Controlling Partner/ Dear Dubai Ex: Closure / Good Hotel London

FLIGHT PATH: Destination guides for places I’ve travelled to.

BLOG: A selection of personal posts.

POETRY: Poems inspired by my travels.

STREET ART: Favourite images from my world travels.

QUICK LINKS to the most popular posts:

How To Date An Arsehole/Nashville/Fibro Mojo on the Go(Go)

Havana/Gaslighting Survival Guide/Jerusalem

CONNECT with me: Instagram @uncaged_artbird. Please note my account is currently private and I am only accepting follow requests from people I know. Comments have also been disabled on my blog. Dear Dubai Ex: Closure explains why. Thanks for your understanding.

NOTE ABOUT MY SOCIAL MEDIA: I only have this blog and my Instagram. I do not use any other form of social media. If you see, or are contacted by, other accounts using my name and/or images, these are fake accounts being operated without my consent. Please report them so they can be removed. Many thanks, Lisa.