Health and wellness as an expat. It’s often something that isn’t at the top of our very busy, very full to-do lists, and in this stressful world, it really ought to be right at the top as a consideration. Recently the Aetna International team interviewed me about health and wellbeing as an expat, and they raised questions that I haven’t considered in rather a long time. (Read the full interview via the link at the… View Post

Top Packing Tips for moving house as a …

Top Packing Tips for moving house as a expat | Sponsored by Shipley

As an expat who has had to ship her life around the world, and worse, between distant boroughs of London – not to mention the years that I worked by day in property management on a private portfolio – over the years I’ve accumulated a strange amount of knowledge when it comes to the practicalities of moving house. Disclaimer: This post was commissioned by Shiply, an online platform that matches those needing something transported (house move/car/pet/furniture) with a… View Post

Exploring the Independence of the Seas Cruise Ship …

Exploring the Independence of the Seas Cruise Ship with Royal Caribbean

Going on a cruise has been something that has intrigued us, but up until this point, we haven’t quite done. So, when an invite landed in my inbox to explore the Independence of the Seas for a day down in Southhampton, it piqued the curiosity of this landlubber, and down I went. Disclaimer: We were sponsored guests of Royal Caribbean but my (very many) thoughts, nautical cliches and enthusiasm are only ever genuinely mine and… View Post

9 New Zealand Secrets To Visit | Sponsored by Flight …

9 New Zealand Secrets To Visit | Sponsored by Flight Centre

In all these years of blogging, I’ve left one massive hole in my travel secret sharing. An insiders view of my very own home country – the beautiful shores of Aoteoroa, land of the ‘Long White Cloud’. New Zealand is an incredible place to explore – it’s beautiful, friendly and the brunches are world class – and I never really discovered that until I moved to the other side of the world. I’ve written tasters… View Post

How To Move To The Other Side Of …

How To Move To The Other Side Of The World: A Retrospective

I honestly can’t pinpoint exactly when I actually decided to move 18,764 km away from the only home I’d ever known, all on my own. I was the ripe old age of 19, and not really enjoying my architecture degree. My grades were pretty good, but I remember being frustrated at only learning from books and idealistically thinking ‘how on earth am I supposed to create these amazing spaces if I’ve never actually experienced them?’  I… View Post