Month: December 2016

Expat Help

Take the Life in the UK test, will you get deported?

As you know (because I have no filter and you read my blog) I passed my Life in the UK test a few weeks ago and then cried in a Disney movie. I have raged about the content of the test to every person I have met recently so I decided to create my own […]

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Travel

The longest flight in the world.

For once this is not some sort of click-bait title, I legitimately went on the worlds longest flight (by distance) to fly from London to New Zealand a couple of days ago. The reason this post is a couple of day delayed is because HOLY CRAP THE INTERNET IN NEW ZEALAND IS BAD. And my […]

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Getting a bit philosophical

Forgivemas

I forgive myself for not emptying the dishwasher for 6 days and instead hand washing the same cup ten times. I forgive myself that an internal “oh fuck off” is my first reaction when strangers want to interact. I forgive myself for always having holes in my socks. I forgive myself for wearing my heart […]

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Expat Help

What to get your family for Christmas if you have missed the post deadlines

If this is your first Christmas in London you will right about now be having a moment of realisation. That ‘oh shit’ moment of realisation that the posting deadline for New Zealand was the 10th of December, and if you don’t act quickly you will have ruined Christmas.┬áTrust me, it happens to the best of […]

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Coffee and food

Jamie Oliver Cooking School

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to the Jamie Oliver cooking school to learn how to cook a roast pork belly; Jamie Oliver essentially saved Christmas.When I first arrived in the UK I was a wizard in the kitchen out of necessity; I was skint and couldn’t afford any food with packaging. […]

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Personal

Expats Christmas aka Sinta-Thanksgiving 2016

When you live on the other side of the world you need to create your own traditions, something to make you feel like you have established a life here. For me one of the things I look forward to each year is Sinta-Thanksgiving, an expat holiday celebration that a group of us have done for […]

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