Category Archives: Expat life

On a sunny, wintery Friday in late November, I was invited to spend the day with One New Change, located just to the side of St Paul’s Cathedral. I grabbed my friend Rebecca (@runawaykiwi) and went to explore what their motto of “Play in the City” meant. This is what we got up to. I was invited […]

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I’m currently sitting in visa limbo: a fictitious place I seem to create for myself every few years when my visa is up for renewal, and when my emotions and overactive imagination go into hyper-drive. I’ve scanned the UK visa and immigration website countless times, just to make sure I don’t miss something. I’ve got about […]

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I had a moment on the Tube yesterday: I pinched myself because I was flat-out acting like a Londoner. I was wearing way-to-hip-for-Jessica new burgundy sneakers I’d bought at H&M for £19 and was feeling a little bit smug about it.  I had downloaded the podcast of “Desert Island Discs” with Judy Dench and was […]

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When I was little I thought Judy Garland walked on water. I adored her in the opening scenes of “Meet Me in St Louis” – wearing the most ridiculous hat you’ve ever seen to play tennis (perhaps it was all the rage in 1904). But it was her version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little […]

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When I was little I was convinced I wanted to be a marine biologist. This was before the movie Free Willy came out and everyone decided they wanted to be a marine biologist.  And before I realised biology required an affinity for math and I swiftly went off in search of other occupations… I had my initial […]

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