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Getting a bit philosophical

The terror of a dinner party

One of the motivations for moving into my own flat is so I could have people over without it feeling weird. Not that any of my previous flatmates would have minded, but I was always hyper aware that my having friends over pretty much put the living room/kitchen off limits. We have all had that […]

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London, panic and a dinner four years in the making

London can keep you on a panic high for months. You are so busy riding the London stress train with flats, friends and visas all going wrong at once and there never seems to be an end point. Soon, you tell yourself, I will be done and I can relax and enjoy life. I will […]

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Getting a bit philosophical

The Runawaykiwi life rules

It’s ok to turn off the news if it is scaring or depressing you. Never wear a jacket to an interview, they should hire you for your brain not what you are wearing. Always say hello to a cat if you see it on the street, their time is more important than yours. Don’t hang […]

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Getting a bit philosophical

Why are we all so bad at admitting that we are not ok?

If anyone has the perfect life please speak now. Please. We will flock to you like butterflies to rotting fruit and commit acts of worship until we learn your ways. Sadly no one has the perfect life; the Queen has Phillip to deal with, One Direction are probably rife with STDs and Jesus had his daddy […]

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How to make friends in London – the Thinking Bob edition

My biggest complaint when I arrived in London is that if I wasn’t into sports or drinking, how was I supposed to make friends? I had no interest in spending £100 getting wrecked as I crawled from dirty pub to identical dirty pub, and after my one attempt at a netball game it was clear […]

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How to make friends in London

Forget the cold, forget the weird use of the word ‘pants’, the biggest shock for everyone arriving in London is the sudden and overwhelming lack of friends. After a month or so, when no friends just magically appear out of the pavement, the shocked newbie-expats cry “but how do you make friends in London?” Yes, […]

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