Can you believe it’s December in a few days and Christmas in less than a month?! The festive season has certainly been building in London over the last few weeks, but I always find that the first day of December arrives with a bit of a bang. There’s a sudden urgency on buying presents and the diary immediately looks chaotic.  I’m left wondering when I might be able to get enough sleep between mulled wine, mince pies,…

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This week I reached my 6th anniversary since moving to London. I thought these fornightly posts came around quickly but SIX YEARS, they really have flown by. As each year comes around I can’t quite believe how things have changed since the weekend my dad drove me down from Birmingham (somewhat terrified by London drivers) with a van full of my stuff, and all the things I’ve experienced since then. The friends I’ve made, the…

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As you read this there’s a chance I’ll be chugging along the UK rail network somewhere between Liverpool and Taunton or Taunton and London. For the first time ever I’ll be at two weddings in one weekend! Whilst I’m not keen on the early starts involved (especially the one after the first wedding), I’m looking forward my train treat ritual of a good coffee and croissant, watching the landscape roll between cities and the countryside,…

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This post is a bit later than planned but after a few busy weeks at work and Porto last weekend I was in desperate need of two days involving as little activity as possible and, Friday night hangover aside, it’s been great. Yesterday, I took a trip to Iver for a friend’s birthday celebration and strolled past the peaceful Grand Union canal as it stretches past the M25, it’s even calmer than Little Venice! Today, James and I had a nice…

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Hello October! One of the most beautiful seasons of the year. I can’t wait to walk through crunchy leaves for four weeks, get wrapped up in blankets and drink bucket loads of hot chocolate. I know it’s all cliché stuff but the recent sunshine has got me so excited about it. These last two weeks have been crazy busy at work so I’ve had hardly any energy to write blog posts or get as involved in social…

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