To any of you that have been following my travels over the past few years, you'll know that I've been lucky enough to call London my home for the past two years. I have loved everything about living in this crazy huge city (with the exception of spending the morning in a squished tube with … Continue reading Continuing The Detour – On To The Next Adventure
For my first ever hike in the U.K. (yes, a long time coming since I moved here over a year and a half ago!) I wanted something coastal, with great views, fresh air and within easy travelling distance of London. I decided on a Seven Sisters & Beachy Head hike that gave me all of … Continue reading Seven Sisters Coastal Hike, U.K.
I think I've always had pretty restless feet, it's only in the last few years that I've actually had the courage (or the sense) to actually act on that. You only have to look at my Linked In profile to see that even when I was safely tucked away in my little hamlet of Brisbane, … Continue reading Restless Feet
What a crazy year. This month marks my one-year, my half way, my middle point into my two year visa as an Australian expat in the U.K. This year has been an insane range of emotions from crazy highs and happiness to small bouts of stress and loneliness. My detour so far has been the … Continue reading 1 Year Into The Detour – Reflecting On A Year As An Expat
Sometimes being an expat is just downright suck-y. Most of the time living in another country is all excitement, new friends, new places and busy, crazy weekends exploring; however there are those other times when things are a little less rosy. 1.When Your Friends Back Home Don't Get It London makes you very, very poor, … Continue reading The Worst Thing About Being An Expat
Ever since I first planned to move to London, even before I arrived, people told me I would miss home. I usually went along with it, saying that of course I would, but it would take me a few months to really feel it. 3 Months In: Most blogs or people who've experienced moving overseas … Continue reading The 8 Month Itch: When You Start To Miss Home
I just recently celebrated my 24th birthday (Hooray! Nearly quarter of a century! What a nearly-not-really-a-big-milestone!) and as it approached it came as quite a bitter sweet experience. I think any big holiday or milestone as an expat makes you think back to your family and friends in your home city and can possibly bring up those … Continue reading Your First Birthday Abroad