Moving

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How much money should you save before moving to London?

Money is a touchy subject, but I know how much of a constant brain freeze this was when I moved over so I am going to put it all out there for you guys. As I said in my previous money post, what I write below is just my opinion and of course everyone does […]

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The ‘moving to London’ things you are overthinking

Early next year a new wave of Kiwis will invade the UK. In the expat sense, not in the Game of Thrones (this entire hemisphere is the North) sense. This means that right now hundreds of Kiwis are sitting at home stressing about if they have made the right decision and overthinking every little thing. […]

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Getting a bit philosophical

The move

Apologies in advance for all the feelings in this one, thankfully you are reading this in electronic form otherwise you would see the tears on the page. I am writing this on the evening of moving into my new flat and I am overtired, hungry and cresting the rainbow of emotions about living by myself for […]

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Personal

On the move

I am currently sitting on the pillow sized bit of my bed that is not covered in stuff. Apparently I own four backpacks even though I have never knowingly purchased one. I also have precisely eight pairs of running shoes, EIGHT. I have not been to the gym this year, and the last time I […]

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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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So it’s your first week in London and you feel like you’re failing

Well, first up kid you are not failing. Stand on a table and scream out loud “I AM FUCKING AWESOME” because its true. You have made a big scary step and its ok to feel totally lost in your first few weeks. Don’t believe me? Imagine that your best friend has just broken up with his/her boyfriend/girlfriend. […]

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