Growing up: change is good

I haven’t written in over three months. It hasn’t been due to a lack of desire, inspiration or motivation. It hasn’t been due to a lack of wifi, technology or experiences. It has taken me from a period of warm and long summer days, gradually entering into autumn, falling leaves, damp, chilly evenings and cool, fresh mornings,Continue reading “Growing up: change is good”

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.

The realities of being an expat

Everyone has their own take on what changes you should expect when you move abroad and they differ for everyone. After three months in our new city, I’ve decided it’s time for a round up of my thoughts on the matter. Every day I discover something new that makes me laugh or question the wayContinue reading “The realities of being an expat”

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”

Remembering 2014

“He is the happiest man who can set the end of his life in connection with the beginning.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 2014 was a year of firsts for me. My first move to Ireland. My first Irish job. My first visits to Germany, Scotland, Belgium, St. John’s and the Czech Republic. Followed closelyContinue reading “Remembering 2014”

Summer love

I have had a whirlwind of a summer! I’ve walked the cavernous rooms of the Tate Modern while discussing life in small town Ireland with our friends in London. Stumbled across a makeshift throwback to my hometown in Borough Markets, while sipping on freshly pressed watermelon juice. Wandered the streets of Dublin City South suburbsContinue reading “Summer love”

The big questions

We have started telling friends we’re leaving Australia at the end of this year. The furniture is for sale and we are getting ready to move into a temporary apartment until we fly out in mid-December.   I will miss our street but I won’t miss all of the big questions: “Do you have yourContinue reading “The big questions”

Melbourne weekend

Now that you know how much of a struggle it was for me to get to Melbourne, let me fill you in on what we did. We ate lazy weekend breakfasts in St Kilda and at the Fleur Depot de Pain near our hotel on Albert Park.   We wandered into the CBD, tramming itContinue reading “Melbourne weekend”