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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

Homesickness and adventure are born to co-exist

I was born on a rainy day in July. My Mum had the flu, my three year old sister threw up down my Dad’s back and I had a red birthmark that stretched from the tip of my nose to the top of my forehead. For that little squalling troublemaker, just hours old, some things […]

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Things to do in London

How to fake London

Sometimes London can be a bit of a wankpuffin. Not inherently evil; just grey, exhausting and full of bankers. But as an expat you have a responsibility to uphold the green green grass and make everyone at home as jealous as a fuckmonkey. I don’t mind if you do it by casual Instagram photos, smug […]

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Expat Help

Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans

The most common word to describe London is ‘busy’, followed shortly behind by ‘exhausting’ and ‘what the fuck am I doing with my life’. Ok that last one isn’t one word, but just go with me here. Living in London you are never still; just to get to work is a mammoth task of energy, […]

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Personal

When did happiness go out of fashion?

Happiness has been my go-to conversation piece when drunk for about the last month. As soon as I hit that third glass of wine tipping point, whoever I’m out with gets gifted a drunken Runawaykiwi preaching about happiness – apologies to everyone caught up in the ramble. Rather than continue to piss off my friends, I thought I […]

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