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London Christmas Map

Christmas is fast approaching, and that means London is never more filled with holiday spirit than now. From Christmas markets to ice rinks (so many to choose from), you’ll have no problem staying busy all this week finding fun things to do. If you need a little extra help, check...

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A kick in the teeth for London – the business rates overhaul

The release of new property revaluations in September 2016 has resulted in uproar in the city of London. An overhaul of the business rates system using the new property valuations will dramatically increase the tax paid by London businesses. London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has joined a group of the city’s...

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4 Character Venues for Conferences in Leafy Richmond-on-Thames

If you are looking for an exclusive venue for your next business event, London has such a wealth of fabulous choices for every possible occasion that sometimes it can be hard to take it all in. And while it’s tempting to stay in Central London for ease of transport and...

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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...