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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Checking In: Why I Got Ceramic Braces Aged 33

Checking In: Why I Got Ceramic Braces Aged 33

Oh god, what have I done? Yesterday I had conventional ceramic braces fitted and today I am freaked out by the foreignness of my mouth. I feel like I have giant protruding objects on my…

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Next Stop India – Delhi, Taj Mahal & Rajasthan

Next Stop India – Delhi, Taj Mahal & Rajasthan

There’s 1 more sleep until I go to India and I don’t think I have been this hyper about a trip since the early noughties. The Taj Mahal has long been on my bucket list…

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Checking In Week 13: How good is going to the office?

Checking In Week 13: How good is going to the office?

Checking In is a sometimes weekly, sometimes sporadic, update from me on the challenges, calories and coffee-fuelled planning sessions that happen behind the scenes of this travel blog. Here’s something I never thought I’d hear…

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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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Checking In Week 11: The Queen Of Inconsistency

Checking In Week 11: The Queen Of Inconsistency

I *knew* this would happen. I can’t commit to anything. (Save my husband, you’re safe Justin!) Even with the motivation of publicly promising to write a weekly diary I just can’t seem to stick to…

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Checking In Week 10: Feeling The Burn In Burn City!

Checking In Week 10: Feeling The Burn In Burn City!

I might be the only person in history to get the flu and put on weight. Like, how does that even happen? I’ve spent the last fortnight half-heartedly picking at food because I lost my…

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Checking In Week 9: Sick In Sydney

Checking In Week 9: Sick In Sydney

It was kind of inevitable really. Who did I think I was hopping back and forth between 4 continents, switching my body clock between 9 timezones and spending countless amounts of time in the air?…

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Checking In Week 8: Canggu Has Changed Big Time

Checking In Week 8: Canggu Has Changed Big Time

The problem with returning to somewhere you love is that things change and when the place in question is Canggu, Bali things change an awful lot. I find myself torn because at heart I’m a…

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Checking In Week 7: Even My Jet Lag Has Jet Lag

Checking In Week 7: Even My Jet Lag Has Jet Lag

It seems to happen a lot in this job. For a while you plug away, busting out posts, pitching left, right and centre and all you hear is crickets. And then you get weeks like…

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