On Saturday morning I’m flying out to Kinshasa, DR Congo, with the rest of the Christian Aid gap year staff. We’re going to visit some of the partners we work with in DRC to witness first-hand the difference our actions, campaigning and money makes on the ground. We’ve got an exciting itinerary lined up for us, including some cultural highlights such as a Congolese meal.

For some of the group, it will be their first experience of a developing country, for some of us it will be a returning to a continent we already love. Thats the beauty of a trip like this, and to a gap year program like this – there is such diversity.

I’m excited about it; and yet I’m nervous about how much my heart can hold.

While we’re away, we’ll be blogging (as and when possible) at our trip blog here:


Come say hi!

Aside from that, I’m taking a bit of a social media sabbatical – no twitter, no facebook, no blogging here. I’ll be back in a few weeks, have a good two weeks folks!