A win at Banff! Image credit: Nigel Millard


So we only went and won another award…. 

“Home’’ scooped the Exploration & Adventure category at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on November 3rd (incidentally neatly marking 4 years to the day that Sarah landed back under Tower Bridge at the end of her London2London journey).

Director Jen flew over the Rockies from her home in B.C to pick up the beautiful, striking award in person, while Sarah celebrated with some fruity gin at home in Oxfordshire.

Jen looking ever so happy as she clutches the award in Banff (Photo @de_witt)

Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This is a compelling film tracking the journey of an ordinary woman, on an extra-ordinary adventure. It takes you on an emotional and physically demanding roller-coaster ride around the globe, highlighting the warmth and generosity of our fellow human beings. The film is challenging, engaging, enthralling, and inspiring. However – the central question is……where is HOME? Such a simple title, for such a complex film.”

— Lynn Robinson, jury member


Suffice to say we are delighted to have won another award. Sarah is busy zipping up and down the UK presenting the film while it concurrently runs itself up and down the lands, too – we have about 40 cinemas screening or set to screen over coming weeks. For an indy film, we’re pretty proud of that. Our ‘film pimp’ Jonny is working hard on getting it as far and wide as we can.

For more info on where you can watch ‘Home’ in coming weeks check out the screenings page here.

And if you’d like to get your own albatross and squiggle merch, we have more adventure mugs (£12 plus P&P) just in and more tees (£15/18 plus P&P) on the way.  You can order via email or the shop here



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4 Responses to Banff-a-doodle-do

  1. Sarah – I followed all of your ups and downs on your trip of a lifetime – but it looks like you are now on another trip. Well done and keep it up – you are an inspiration.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Pam –

      Another trip of sorts! Promoting the film of the London2London:Via the World journey – it’s called ‘Home’ and more info

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Greetings from Golden Bay New Zealand. We have just finished watching your film and were deeply moved and impressed. Well done for your achievement. Come visit when you are down this way: great sea kayaking!

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