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    How to balance work, life and blogging: tips, tricks and essential life hacks

    Balance. Ahhh, that elusive nirvana. I get asked all the time for tips on how to balance work, life and blogging, so I’ve put together my most valuable hard-learned lessons, genuinely time-saving tips and honest practicalities into one, single blog post instead of many wine-fuelled conversations.

    Tips for balancing work, life and blogging Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. If you buy an item after clicking on one, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only ever recommend products and services that I genuinely use and love myself.

    Let’s begin in a place of honesty – balancing everything can be hard. I’m not going to sugarcoat this.

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    10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

    It’s cold, there isn’t much sunshine and I’m already getting sick of arriving places looking like I was dragged through a wet hedge backwards – repeatedly. So, I decided to pop together this blog post of 10 ways to beat winter blues – tried and true methods that help me to survive those Northern Hemisphere winters that never seem to end. {Disclaimer: post contains one clearly marked affiliate link.} 

    Gibraltar Short Break Adventures of a London Kiwi

    I love a good list. Especially one filled with ways to cheer myself up when I’ve got a case of the blues.

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    Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 – a throwback to the year that was.

    First and foremost my blog is a journal. An online journal that has become a treasure box of memories, tips that I hope will be helpful and my online baby which has given me the impetus to learn a plethora of new skills. In that spirit, Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019! This little post is a throwback to the year that was.

    A throwback to the year that was Adventures of a London Kiwi

    I always spend the last post of the year (< because I’m a rule breaker in 2019 it seems) first few posts of the year looking back over the previous 365 days – I think it’s important to remember where we’ve come from, as much as we look forward to where we are going. 

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    How to book cheap flights (so you can spend your money on holiday champagne at sunset instead)

    Over the years I’ve bagged a fair few bargain flights; £20pp return to Italy, £33pp return to Valencia, a cracking package deal including a flights & 5-star hotel in Vienna for almost the same cost as just flights. I also realised that I’ve never written a post on just how to book cheap flights, even with the trips I’ve done over the years and tips that I’ve picked up.

    How to book cheap flights tips and tricks Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Flying business or first class is lovely, don’t get me wrong. But until I win the lottery or my cat becomes famous, with all of the travelling I like to do, it just isn’t possible all of the time. Enter stage left the joy of picking up a cheap – usually economy – flight (which inevitably leads to an extra glass or two of something bubbly once we arrive.)

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    12 books you must read as a freelancer or small business owner

    If you’re setting up a small, creative business, if you’re wanting to launch a side hustle and freelance or if you just want to upskill in your fulltime job or business, these are must-read books. If you have friends or family who are unhappy in their current jobs or even their current lives, give them a couple of these books as a present. They’ve all been inspirations, lifesavers and signposts for me at different points as a blogger, freelancer and small business owner and I recommend them all the time.

    12 books you must read as a freelancer or small business owner Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. If you buy an item after clicking on one, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only ever recommend products and services that I use and love myself.

    During this freelance journey of mine – right from when it was just a dream/side hustle whilst I worked full time, all the way through now, 18 months down the track of running my business – I’ve tried to make a point of reading and upskilling myself, trying to work through blocks and overcome challenges. 

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