10 reasons to apply to Campus for Mums

As a recent alum of the sixth cohort of Google’s Campus London Campus for Mums Programme, I’ve been asked to spread the word the next round is open for applications. The programme is open to Mums AND Dads, as well as non-parents but priority is given to parents who are founders or are in theContinue reading “10 reasons to apply to Campus for Mums”

Lessons for all seasons

Woke up this morning to the US Election results after my husband and I were up most of the night looking after our baby. Around 3am he mentioned the current poll results, I gave it a quick thought then went back to looking after our son and back to bed. Now that I have hadContinue reading “Lessons for all seasons”

London baby: The business of being a new mum

This is our ninth week of parenthood. Not only am I a new mum, I’m: the mother of a baby boy (a new experience having never grown up with brothers of my own!); recovering from surgery after having an emergency c-section; living as an expat in a temporary apartment in a major city in a foreignContinue reading “London baby: The business of being a new mum”

When one door closes

I came across this quote recently and it made me think, for every: missed opportunity; closed door; firm no; and I told you so. There’s always been: something different (sometimes greater); someone else; or some surprise… …waiting in the wings. A wise woman I once worked with held firm her belief: “A good no is better than aContinue reading “When one door closes”

Learning as I go

Now this isn’t meant to be a ‘life lessons’ post for anyone reading, it’s a ‘put it into perspective’ post for me. London is a big city and it will swallow you whole if you’re not careful. But your own personal outlook has a lot to do with what you can get out of it.

Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]

Everyone has their own way of travelling or moving country – some do it in luxury others do it on a shoestring budget. We tend to go somewhere in between, opting to sleep in beds or on air mattresses as opposed to in 5-star hotel rooms or 16-bed hostel dorms. Every trip, big move andContinue reading “Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]”

Stopping while you travel to reflect

We’ve been in London for over a month now and are getting ready to move into our new apartment. Before we wheel ourselves and our belongings to our new neighbourhood and I write about my experience living out of a suitcase, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and reflect. If you’re looking forContinue reading “Stopping while you travel to reflect”

NYC in a nutshell: Packing and prepping for winter in Manhattan

Baby it’s cold outside. Take it from a girl who has experienced the effects of leaving summer in balmy Australia for Christmas in bitterly cold Canada, complete with a 70°C temperature difference: you’re going to want to pack a few things to save your face, hair and the rest of you from the frost! This one is a bit girlyContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Packing and prepping for winter in Manhattan”

NYC in a nutshell: Attractions, sightseeing and people watching

Bright lights! Big city! New York is a feast for the eyes and I stayed right in the thick of it in Midtown Manhattan for Social Media Week NYC. As someone who’s grown up dreaming of working in New York at some point in my life, going back for more than 48 hours was a BIGContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Attractions, sightseeing and people watching”