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As I predicted , life has got in the way and I haven't updated in a while. I figure I will try and post a brief update in what has been happening since I posted my last blog in February. So a few notes on what I've been up to and what's been going through … Continue reading Belated Update
Like many international students in London, I have been attempting to make the most of the UK's proximity to Europe. Over the Christmas break, my BFFF Ian (who was visiting from Australia) got a Eurrail pass each and together set off across 5 countries in three weeks. Here is part 1 of 2 blog posts … Continue reading Winter Eurotrip Part 1: Bored in Brussels and Christmas in Amsterdam
As a single woman in my late 20s, I figure if I am going to sacrifice my freedom and independence for someone, then I would prefer that person meet a set of criteria. I personally have a list of dealbreakers - some of these are more flexible than others. I completely acknowledge the fact that … Continue reading Dating Dealbreakers: Guys With Kids
My first thought when I woke up this morning was "God, I am so hungover". It took me a few seconds to realise I am a week in to taking a month off alcohol, and the general malaise I felt was just tiredness. Yesterday I enjoyed a lovely London Saturday, alcohol-free. I attended a screening … Continue reading Dry January Update: Pepsi Max and Fitness Class Fever
As I embrace my second winter this year, I now know I will never take Australian "winter" for granted again. I do feel I have acclimatized now, almost enough to stop complaining about the weather to everyone I talk to who lives south of the equator. It snowed again today, and the novelty hasn't worn … Continue reading Surviving My First London Winter
My date with the self-obsessed author was a lesson in not getting my hopes up. Whatsapp chemistry does not always translate to real-life chemistry and besting the 'best burger in London" must not be too difficult. I was very excited to meet K. After 8 dates in just 3 weeks in London, I was in … Continue reading London Dating Diary: The Author
After two months in the city, my buddy M and I decided to head to Wales to see a new country and breathe something other than the exhaust fumes of Double-Decker London Buses. I gathered that the weather wouldn't be the best in November, but thought a short hike through the Brecon Beacons would be … Continue reading A Weekend in Wales: We Didn’t Quite Make Brecon
As I approach 3 months away, I am starting to really miss a lot of things about Melbourne, and Australia in general. I expected to miss the weather, my dog, my family, friends and colleagues. I knew this. But there are a few things I didn't anticipate missing. I expect this list to grown and … Continue reading Things I Unexpectedly Miss About Australia
My first six weeks in London really flew past. In contrast, the the last couple of weeks have gone super slowly. This a good thing, and probably because I have packed so much in to them. But as the Autumn weather finally arrived, I started working as a research assistant and my study commitments increased … Continue reading Worsening Weather, Amsterdam Adventures and the Elusive Three-legged Fox.