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Hold your hats, because we’re about to get personal. For the vast majority of my teenage years and my early college years, I was probably overweight. I think I bordered on the “Normal” and “Overweight” BMI line, but was probably more often closer to the latter. What can I say,…
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The week ahead is full of good things for me. The Home Office has taken money out of my bank account, which means that they received my new visa application and it’s not sitting in the back of some mail truck somewhere. My birthday is on Friday, and Valentine’s Day…
As I’ve mentioned before, one of the biggest problems for Americans visiting or studying in London is the exchange rates. Handing over your hard earned dollars only to get fewer pounds back is never a pleasant experience. Totally and completely worth it, yes, but not pleasant. Unfortunately I can’t change…
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Valentine’s Day is one of those “hate to love” or “love to hate” holidays. 50% of people seem way too in love for their own good, and 50% seem way too invested in hating on love for their own good. I have fond memories of Valentine’s Day, mainly because in…
I have a confession to make. After growing up in Orlando and basically forming my entire worldview with the help of such Disney theme park locations as “Fantasyland,” “Tomorrowland,” and “Frontierland,” I have a strange way of dealing with reality. So much so that my first time in Norway, I…
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Alternate title: “I’ve got 99 problems and my visa application is all of them.” Here’s what you need to know about submitting a UK visa application. 1. Excitement This is the “anything is possible if you just believe” stage. Visa extension? NO PROBLEM. I can’t wait to continue my life…
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It is widely known that most of the world thinks Americans are generally poor eaters. I don’t help this stereotype much by constantly explaining how much I love Poptarts, of course, but I would like to take this moment to lovingly point out that the UK should not be throwing…
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So I’ve made a bit of a mistake. See, I co-host “Show Your World” with Tiny Expats, and the idea is that I post my entry on the first Friday of the month and then show everyone else’s on the third Friday of the month. Except this year, the first…
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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through the images and then buy anything from Amazon, I will earn a little bit. Costs you nothing extra except a browser history showing you looked up a British toilet seat cover. All opinions and content are my own.…
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By the time I had written this post on weddings this summer, my boyfriend and I had been to multiple weddings and had spent a lot of time discussing what we’d like in our own one day. We’ve been together for almost 2.5 years and have been dating for closer…
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