Liverpool day two.

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January 27, 2016

We awoke on the second day in Liverpool to a very different scene to the day before. The sun was shining and even though the temperature was still in the single digits just seeing my old friend made the day vastly more enjoyable. The amount of available sunlight and my mood are both very closely linked. After a breakfast of local ham, eggs and stale hash browns in the hotel…

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Liverpool Day 1.

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January 26, 2016

Last week I took a couple of days away to visit Liverpool with a friend. It was a short trip away to break the boredom while I wait for work to start again. It was nice to get out of London but as soon as we arrived in Liverpool it started raining and given that most of what we planned to do was on foot my patience wore pretty thin….

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Australia Day warm-up

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January 25, 2016

Yesterday I joined a group of Aussies for an early Australia day BBQ and drinks. There is a lot about my country that I am and am not proud of and this time of year the talk kicks up about our treatment of Indigenous Australians, detention centres and other things that are not great about Australia. But when you’re travelling and away from home days like this take on a…

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Photobomb. Get out of your bubble

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January 16, 2016

I’ve been wanting to share more photos for a while so I figure why not start dropping more photobombs on the blog. If you’re no following me on Instagram yet then you should. I was stuck in the house all morning and I decided I needed to get out of the house. This shot felt perfect for how I was feeling. I had to get off my couch and out…

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Twelve months later and London still feels new. The stages you go through when moving to a new city.

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January 16, 2016

 I’ve spent twelve months in London so far. Six months last year and another six months this year. You might think that it was starting to feel familiar to me but it’s still a long way from feeling like home. It’s well known that I’m missing the weather, beaches and food back home but there are somethings about London that I do love. It’s taken me a while to warm…

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Windsor Castle attempt no. 1

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January 8, 2016

Today I headed out to Windsor Castle. I’ve been trying to get out there for a while and despite the pouring rain this morning I made the trip. Luckily it’s not too far from London and it only took about an hour to get out there because when I arrived the staterooms which are really what I wanted to see were closed. I guess the lesson there is to check…

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Chiswick House and Gardens.

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January 5, 2016

Continuing on my exploration of places around London I was sitting in my favourite breakfast spot on Monday when I found a pamphlet for Chiswick house and Gardens. At this time of the year the house is closed but the gardens are open all year round. It’s been a continuing mission of mine to make sure that I see as much of London as I can this trip. The house…

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A day in Rochester.

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December 30, 2015

The BFF and I decided to take advantage of our time off and head out for a little excursion to Rochester Castle. I’ve been looking for things to do around London and the surrounding countryside so when he suggested it I jumped at the chance. At less than an hour east from London, Rochester is a great spot for a day trip. If you are going to head out by train…

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Surviving social media. Put down your phone.

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November 11, 2015

Live in the moment. What’s the point of going to see something or visiting a place if you never actually connect with what you are doing and seeing. How many times have we done something only to observed it entirely through our phones? How many concerts have we been too where we can’t see anything because the person infront of us has their phone in the air? Surviving social media…

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A decent nights sleep.

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September 21, 2015

  After a month living out of my suitcase I’ve finally found a place to settle down. My soft landing in London turned in to skidding sideways crash when the accommodation I had planned before I arrived became unavailable. Since then I have been bouncing from Airbnb’s to friends couches and then back to Airbnb’s. They have been comfortable enough but trying to find a place to live while working…

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