An Aussie living in the UK. Not quite the cliche you would expect

An Aussie living in the UK. Pretty cliched really, however, the story of what got me here isn’t your run of the mill gap year tale. I’ve now spent a 3rd of my life living in England and to be honest I’m really not sure when or if I’ll be heading back to my island…

Back to the future- How social media and technology has changed for expats and travellers in 2017

When I left Australia in 2006 there was no Facebook. Yes NO FACEBOOK! No, Twitter, No Instagram, no Pinterest, no snapchat. Well, they may have been in existence in the US but it was early days. I don't even think smartphones were a thing. Pretty sure we were all still rocking the flip phones. Gosh,…

Should I stay or should I go? 

Don't get excited family members reading this. This isn't a question for me. I'm not coming home.........  just yet. I've spent a long time living in the UK with little to no face to face contact with others from down under. Well very little in the flesh, I've obviously spent a lot of time face…

Forget your year 6 school trip experiences here is 10 reasons to visit Canberra now

My sister has lived in lots of places both in Australia and overseas over her lifetime. She lived in our rural country town,  experienced the bright lights of Sydney, spent a semester in Sweden, lived in the midlands of the UK  and she even lived in the Italian Alps for a year when she didn't…

The Hard Part of Living Abroad 

Dear 2006 Me, You're about to move to England. Big step but it feels right and you will have the right mix of apprehensiveness and excitement. You don’t realise it yet but this is a pivotal point of your life. At this point your thinking you’ll be away for at least 2 maybe 5 years…

Welcome home -sort of 

This time last week I was here....  on the other side of the world, in the sun, seeing new things. However today I've just had two days back in work, freezing my butt off in the cold and wistfully looking at holiday snaps trying to believe it's not over. I've put together 9 things I've…

Australia Day 🇦🇺

Today is Australia Day (although technically due to time zones I'm a little late) anyhoo in the UK it's still Australia Day. I've had as an Australian Day as possible considering I'm on the other side of the world when the temperature only just slipped over 5 degrees. I've eaten timtams, twisties and rum balls,…

Curing a bout of homesickness 

Having lived away from home (and when I mean home I mean the every inch of Australia) I have lots of different techniques to get me through the homesickness. Last week this was my perfect cure- cocktails, good friends and maps of my great Island home. Thank Skippy (God doesn't really feel like the right…