How To Deal With Homesickness As An Expat

How To Deal With Homesickness As An Expat

If working and living abroad is something you’ve always dreamed of doing, homesickness as an expat can come as a surprise, but it is not uncommon.  If you have only recently moved abroad to work,…

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10 Things I’m Loving About Living In The UK Again

10 Things I’m Loving About Living In The UK Again

Although we had very good reasons for moving back to England, I must admit I was worried I would plunge into regret/misery the minute I realised what we’d left behind in Australia. While I do…

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Exiting The City – Thoughts On Moving To The Home Counties

Exiting The City – Thoughts On Moving To The Home Counties

For the first time in my adult life I’m not living in a major city and I’ve completely surprised myself by embracing the less frenetic lifestyle it brings. (God I hope I’m not jinxing myself…

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So, Erm, Surprise. We’ve Moved Back To The UK!

So, Erm, Surprise. We’ve Moved Back To The UK!

On our first day back in the UK I was asked 3 times by complete strangers why on earth we left Australia. I’ve had lengthy conversations in Sainsbury’s and heartfelt talks with midwives about why…

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What It’s Like To Live In Melbourne Compared To Sydney

What It’s Like To Live In Melbourne Compared To Sydney

A personal look at what it’s like to live in Melbourne compared to Sydney now that I’ve spent more than a year as a resident in both.* *3 years in Sydney and 1 year in…

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I’m In! After 3 Years My Permanent Australia Partner Visa Has Been Granted

I’m In! After 3 Years My Permanent Australia Partner Visa Has Been Granted

After almost 4 years of living in Australia and nearly 3 years to the day I applied to stay, I have been granted a permanent partner visa. *Pops open the champagne* The announcement was so unexpected.…

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Why You’ll Want To Be Green in Brunswick, Melbourne

Why You’ll Want To Be Green in Brunswick, Melbourne

I’m all for being a tourist in your own town and when I met Claudi, the founder of GreenMe Melbourne, at a Travel Massive event I told her to put me down for her next…

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How to combat homesickness at Christmas if you’re a British expat

How to combat homesickness at Christmas if you’re a British expat

Having spent the last three Christmases away from home I can say from personal experience that homesickness at this time of year really hits you hard. If, like me, you’re a British expat in Oz,…

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15 Quirky Things To Do In Brunswick, Melbourne

15 Quirky Things To Do In Brunswick, Melbourne

Known as one of Melbourne’s more eclectic suburbs, Brunswick has personality (and cafes) in spades and since moving here last year I have never been short of things to do or eat. So, for anyone…

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Checking In Week 12: Hooligans Graffiti Our Home

Checking In Week 12: Hooligans Graffiti Our Home

Some might think that because we live in Brunswick our homes are fair game for graffiti artists. I think, however, that if you are a graffiti artist in Brunswick, walls to spray paint are 10…

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