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When someone makes the decision for you: the inevitable sadness of going home.

Before my Mum cracks open the champagne I have to be super clear that I am not moving back to New Zealand any time soon (well actually my visa is up at the end of the year so who knows what the hell will happen, fingers crossed for staying a lot longer!). No, this post […]

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Personal

I hate that ‘go home’ is my default setting.

A bit of a rant, but I think an important one to put out there. When you are an expat and things aren’t going according to plan the default setting in your brain is ‘move home’. It could be a grumpy day at work, flat issues (what the hell is it with landlords selling your […]

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Travel

Going home as an expat: like an old slipper

Going home for a holiday is a terrifying experience for any expat. Of course you want to hug your family and stock up on all the treats of your dark London dreams, but there is always that thought at the back of your mind wondering if you will like it. You will always get moments […]

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Getting a bit philosophical
Travel

Runawaykiwi is going home

New Zealand is some 18,000km from London, its pretty much as far as you can go travel wise. This makes it pretty impossible to just fly home for a quick visit. But you know what? After 18 months living as a runawaykiwi I just need to go home. I was feeling like ‘home’ was slipping […]

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