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An Autumn That Turned into Spring: 2016

Not long ago, I wrote a post where I ruminated on how personal blogs should actually be. The result of all that rumination are these seasonal roundups. Here’s what was happening behind the scenes in Autumn… I mean Spring… I mean… You know what, I don’t know what I mean anymore. Three months ago, I […]

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Two Years in London

Well, here we are. I’ve officially been living in London for two years. And I’m officially leaving. It’s been an interesting year, to say the least. I’ve heard other expats say that it takes them around six months to a year to feel at home in a new city. Although I found my feet in […]

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Goodbye to Number 53, The House That Was a Home

Although I’ve been living in London for two years, the city only really began to feel like home when I moved into number 53. I’d been house jumping for the previous year – living with family, friends and randoms. Each time, I couldn’t help but feel that I was encroaching on someone else’s personal space. […]

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15 Things That Happen When You

15 Things That Happen When You Move to Doha

I felt a lot of mixed emotions after my move to Doha. If you’re desert-bound yourself, here’s some of the stranger things you can expect to happen to you. 1. Your concept of heat changes entirely As an Australian, I prided myself on my ability to handle heat. Then I moved to Doha in the […]

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