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A Girl Down Under: Two Years On

I often ponder how different life might have been. Where I’d be sitting now, what my life in London would look like; how I’d be living day to day. If I’d still hang out in the same social circles, go to the same clubs, be in the same job. Would I have left London for […]

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The LA Edit: Three Weeks In

I suppose when I first moved to Sydney – almost two years ago now – I was faced with a culture shock of sorts. Having left behind a city whose streets were paved with gold; a place where every night brought with it a new opportunity for a cultural outing; a new excuse for a […]

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The LA Edit: First Impressions

I was initially going to write this blog post up in two parts – the first, a bereft goodbye to Bondi; the place I call home; the second, an observation of my first impressions of living in LA. However, while on a four-hour stopover in Auckland en route to the US – the place I […]

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A Girl Down Under: In which I book a one way ticket to Bali

As Shakespeare once famously penned – the course of true love never did run smooth – and never have truer words been spoken than when it comes to my love affair with the land down under. I recently wrote about what it felt like to face deportation from the place I called home, only to discover that […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Face Deportation

I’ve been toying with writing this post for a while now. Of late, I’ve made a conscious effort to offer readers of my blog more than just a glimmer into my life down under; I’ve offered bits of blogging advice, travel tips and reading round-ups in the hope that those who choose to visit my site might find something […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which A New Chapter Begins

And so, 2017 is here; and with it the end of a year that has been brutal yet brilliant on both a personal and global level. 2016 was my first full year living in Sydney; and while it’s been one in which I’ve put down roots; cemented friendships, and gained sponsorship to stay in Australia indefinitely, it […]

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The Perks of Doing a Digital Detox

I recently read a great book called Wellness Loading by food, lifestyle and wellness coach, Andi Lew. A digital detox guide, Wellness Loading offers its reader straightforward and simple ideas and inspiration to turn off technology in order to reconnect and achieve greater levels of productivity and balance. In a society where it’s become all too easy […]

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Cacao, Coconut & Chai Seed Smoothie

When I first started running a couple of years ago, I remember reading up on nutrition for runners. In one of several running magazines I bought, there was a feature which mentioned that chocolate milk and peanut butter on toast was the prefect combination for post-run refuelling. Delighted at the opportunity to consume said snacks […]

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Emigrating Friendships

  Since moving to Sydney in September 2015, I’ve been lucky enough to have a handful of my very best friends come and stay with me. Given the expense and distance of travelling from the UK to Australia, however, I’m well aware that it won’t be possible for all of my nearest and dearest to pay me […]

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Spit to Manly Walk

Today’s blog comes from the wonderful Shandos Cleaver, of travel website Travelnuity, who has written about a walk that I’m yet to do – the famous Spit Bridge to Manly walk. There is so much to love about Sydney in summer. Spending days at the glorious beaches; alfresco evenings drinking cocktails; the celebrations for New Years Eve […]

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