Where Am I From? I’m From Experience

Happy Sunday everyone! I’ve been thinking, brainstorming, writing, editing and deleting ALL FREAKIN DAY. I just can’t seem to get my point across clearly, but here’s one last shot. When you introduce yourself, you start with your name right? Your name is the quickest, easiest…




Lessons From India: Control and Letting Go

The other day a fellow student on the course here said I was assertive, I agreed. But later another student said I was a control freak. Shit! I know I like things done a certain way (my way) but I never considered myself a control…




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Lessons From India: Patience

Growing up in a fast-paced environment, I want everything to happen now, or at least, when it’s supposed to. So when the bus is late, plans get changed, the professor doesn’t turn up, lunch is delayed, the wifi isn’t working, it’s too hot, you’re too hungry,…




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8 Things Your Travel/Expat Friend Does NOT Need to Hear

Travel has rescued me in so many ways. If you’ve had a scroll through my About Me page, you’ll know I’ve had my fair share of tough times. Problems growing up, problems with love, problems at uni, now problems with anxiety and Fibromalgia. I’ve been…




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7 Goals in 7 Years: Before I’m 30

There’s something about me and lists and personal projects and goals. I’m going to be 23 this year and it dawned on me that before I know it I’ll be partying for my 25th and then the big 3.0.   I think conventionally, most people’s…




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A Day in Nairobi, Kenya

While volunteering in Kenya last year, the charity (Agape-Volunteers who works locally with Marafiki Community) kindly took us on an incredible Nairobi city excursion trip which I just had to share with you guys!   1. Mamba Village and Ostrich Park     We started…




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6 Stunning Local Islands For Paradise on a Budget- Maldives

During my year living and working in Maldives I learnt that budget-travel here definitely is possible. More and more islands are opening up guest houses and dive clubs- the local people are now benefiting from tourism more than ever before. While resorts are wonderfully luxurious, visitors often…




Re-pat Life: A Month of Sundays

The blog’s been rather quiet these last months– I’m sorry for that. There’s never the time, or it’s too late, or I’m too tired. Well, I’m going to try really hard now to post regularly. Not that I have that much going on for an…




Learning to ‘See Through the Fog’ / Why I left Sicily

You may have noticed that I haven’t written anything about teaching English in Sicily on the blog. I might not have been writing but I have been learning. So, what’s the deal? I had a great job in a nice city called Catania. I only worked…




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Expat Life: On Not Being Able to Commit

I’ve been a sort of ‘short-term expat’ for a couple of years now. I spent 5 months teaching in Vietnam, 9 months in Maldives and about a year in and around Italy. Now I’m temporarily back in my hometown, England– a little break from life….