I started this blog almost exactly 2 years ago, as WordPress has recently reminded me! And in the time that’s passed since my first clumsily written post whilst sick in bed in London, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and befriend an array of people from all walks of life. One of the most striking … More Let me tell you about Uncle Riad
One sunny Friday morning back in London, I was sitting in the office having my morning coffee and a bit of a yarn with my desk neighbour when it coincidentally came up in conversation that we both had dreams of seeing the legendary site of Petra, one of the 7 new wonders of the world. … More The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
At the end of February, I finished my employment contract in London and granted myself a grace period of 2 months to travel before my return to Australia. Truth be told, with all these “grace periods” I’ve had over the last 2 years, I’m slightly worried at the prospect of having my holidays limited by … More Kicking off funemployment in Milano
Back in February, my birthday came and went (yes this blog of mine is that far behind). After a hectic week of celebrations in London, combined with farewells for my friend Alex, who had embarked on a 6 month sabbatical to travel the world, I was honestly quite beat by the time the weekend came … More Another age older in Andalusia
April 25th marked the end of my stint as an expat – it was time to come home to my family in Australia. I’d been a basket case for months leading up to it as I packed up and bid farewells in London and Europe. I came close to crying as I sat on the tube to Heathrow, watching … More Brexiting outta here
Even before I ever really learnt to drink wine, I had a romanticised dream of one day cruising through the French countryside, exploring beautiful chateaux while sampling glasses of French wine in situ. I was fortunate enough to realise this experience last December in Bordeaux, a place that’s ubiquitous for world class red wine.
Happy St Patrick’s Day, from Dublin! I am totally on a roll with the blogging – 4 posts in 1 week 😄 But yet, I’m still as much behind as I was 1 month ago… Must .. Persevere .. Last November, in the exciting lead up to another European Christmas, I took a quick trip … More The hills are alive in Salzburg and Hallstatt
In the last few months I’d become a bit regretful of the fact that I hadn’t spent enough time exploring the UK. Though it never really tends to rank high on many expats immediate travel bucketlist, there are quite a few places where one could do a day trip from London. Two such places are … More Day trips from London – Rye, Dover, Bath, Stonehenge, Bray & Edinburgh
Music is one of my biggest loves and the live music scene in Europe is a real treat for anyone with such an interest. As Australia is quite geographically isolated, foreign acts don’t always arrive at our doorstep all the time which means we aren’t exactly spoilt for choice. On the other hand, tours of … More 2 days in Bavaria
A week ago, I finished up my contract in London and have embarked on a period of funemployment as I prepare to permanently return to Australia in April (sad face). One thing I vowed to do once funemployed was to write like no tomorrow to get this page up to date, but alas, life has … More I want to be a part of it, New York New York!