As you may have heard, there is a deadly disease going around the world called COVID-19, caused by a new Coronavirus.  It would appear that most sensible people are self isolating to try and reduce the number of deaths, which is a good thing. My family and I, on the other hand, are already, Read More

Mayreau, Caribbean

My name is Sam, I’m 14 and I live on a sailing boat called Fat Susan.  I’ve lived on Fat Susan for over a year now and it seems time to recap everything my family and I have done in 2019. 

A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) and Evan (aged 9) That morning the friends were woken by the stone they were sleeping under shaking. Sam stuck his head out and saw a gigantic foot slamming forcefully into the rock ahead. Then an idea struck like a fork of lightning. He jumped onto, Read More

The friends journeyed for another two hours, by which time, the landscape was just boulders.  There were no trees here, nor was there any grass.  Just rocks.  Rocks everywhere.  All you could see were rocks.  They snook passed the final human checkpoint and laughed at the stupid human vegetable lovers fumble about with their, Read More

Half way up the mountain, Spam was starting to feel bored.  “I’d prefer to fight the next vegetable demon, rather than being this bored”, he said to himself.  Passing all of these tropical trees, with legs aching, feet feeling like they’d been run over and generally felling tired all over, it was boring stuff, Read More

The next day, after sleeping in the parked bus’s hold, they headed off, and marched past all the tourists spending their money on guides to take them to the top of the mountain, and jumped onto the roof of a minibus as it sped off towards the Timphon Gate.  As they hopped off the, Read More

Following our epic Mount Kinabalu adventure, Sam and Evan have been writing a story.  Aided by their dad’s amazing typing skills, they have created a masterpiece!  Introducing…… Kinabalu Vegetable Killers – The Adventures of a Ground Squirrel and a Pigmy Rat!   Brace yourselves….. It was a fine sunny morning when Evan the pygmy, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) and Evan (aged 9) After a long sweaty slog through the stinky streets of Sandakan, in Malaysian Borneo, we arrived at the offices of Crystal Quest, the only (legal) way to Turtle Island. Once there, we took an hour long bumpy and calm boat ride with Alex, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) Orangutans are some of the most intelligent and large arboreal creatures on the planet. In fact, they are the biggest arboreal creatures on Earth. Did you know that orang means person and utan means jungle (in the language of Malay) so orangutans are literally the people, Read More

A Smug Monday post by Evan (aged 9) Let me say we got the best minibus for our family jungle kayaking trip. The other buses were beautifully air-conned and comfy. Ours, on the other hand, was probably made in the 1850’s. So let’s get right in there onto the kayaks.  After half an hour, Read More