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Decorating our New House with JK Pike

One of the things I did not anticipate after buying a house was just how hard it would be to decorate it. Not hard in a “this is a difficult process” kind of way, but hard in a “wow, how are there so many choices and yet also none at...

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English Christmas Village Fairs

Christmas is upon us, which means it’s time for some traditional Christmas festivities out here in the English countryside. Now, you might think that Christmas in an English village is this quaint experience where local charities and scouts set up stalls on the high street, selling homemade baked treats while...

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How to Buy a House in England Without Losing Your Mind

Are you trying to buy a house in England without losing your mind? Spoiler alert: It’s not possible. How to Buy a House in England without Losing Your Mind Back in February, Guy and I started batting around the idea of buying a property. The increasing house prices in the...

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How an Internship Abroad Can Benefit Your Career

We’re finally moving into our new house this week, so guest writer Ryan Duffy has stepped in for me! The current job market is as a competitive as it’s ever been, and getting a job is certainly no easy task. So it has now become imperative that you have something...

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Just a Little Bit of Health and Safety

Every country has their own weird rules about what is and isn’t acceptable for citizens and workplaces. I mean, some rules are pretty standard ‘no’s’, aka sitting in a bathtub with an electric appliance or working on a construction site with your eyes closed. But then other things leave you...

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7 Things to Do to Kill Time at the Airport

It doesn’t matter how much you love travelling the world, there’s always one complete buzzkill in the whole process; hanging around at the airport. Especially if you’ve got an international flight, where they tell you to arrive at least 3 hours before – and then it’s delayed. WHY?! As it’s...

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Is there a Target in London?

For the record, this post and my love of Target are not sponsored by Target, though I wouldn’t be opposed to them working with me and also building a Target in London so CALL ME, TARGET! Anyways, I get this question a lot: “Is there a Target in London?” And the...

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Exploring London Nightlife: Montezuma Club Giveaway

Life in London has been pretty hectic lately. Whether you’re just finishing up your university exams, constantly refreshing BBC online to figure out what the government has been up to lately (a lot of craziness–that’s what), or just wishing the sunshine would show itself a bit more, we could all...

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How to Move to the UK from America

I’ve talked about my journey to the UK before, but I remember months and months of desperately googling how to move to the UK from America many times when I was first starting out. You are basically hoping for a miracle or at least an article that will tell you...