Life, Moving to the UK

How to Extend Your UK Tier 2 (General) Visa

26th June, 2017

It has been three years since I got my Tier 2 (General) visa and since I only got the three year visa the first time I needed to extend it for a further three years. My original post on getting a Tier 2 (General) visa has been my most popular blog post by far so […]

Life

April Re-cap: Roadtripping around the UK

30th April, 2017

I’ve been a little slack with these monthly updates and haven’t done one since January. But April has been an exciting month so its the perfect time for me to get back into doing these updates. What’s been happening this month? I visited the National Trust’s Knole, an English country house situated within a 1,000-acre […]

Europe, Life

January Re-cap: Castle hunting, escape room and winter lights

1st February, 2017

What’s been happening this month I got my Historic Houses Association membership in December and used it for the first time at Hever Castle. It had been on my list of places I wanted to visit for a long time so I’m glad I’ve finally ticked it off. I visited over the New Years Day […]

Life

16 highlights from 2016

31st December, 2016

At the end of each year I like to do a re-cap post of my travel and personal highlights from the year (you can check out my 2015, 2014 and 2013 posts if you’re interested). This year I’ve decided to do a slightly different format and have come up with 16 highlights from 2016, mostly […]

Life, Moving to the UK

How to renew your Australian passport in London

13th December, 2016

I can’t believe it was ten years ago that I applied for my passport ahead of my first ever trip to Europe. When I was filling in that form I never would have imagined that I’d actually be living in London by the time it expired. Even though I was back in Australia recently, I […]

Europe, Life

November Re-cap: A trip to Bruges

2nd December, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I popped down to Brighton for a couple of days for a conference. Sadly I didn’t get much time for sightseeing as the conference started quite early and it was dark outside by the time it finished! We went to Franco Manca for dinner which was just around the corner […]

Europe, Life

October Re-cap – Staycationing

2nd November, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I watched my first ever live rugby game at Twickenham where the Wallabies took on Argentina, and won! We turned the weekend into a little staycation and booked ourselves a room at the Hilton Syon Park. We enjoyed our previous stay at this hotel and it was nice to go […]

Australia, Europe, Life

September Re-Cap: Going home to Sydney

1st October, 2016

What’s been happening this month? Early in September London hosted a series of events to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. I went to see the fire projections on the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral… The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral lit up with flame projections as part of #greatfire350, commemorating 350 […]

Europe, Life

August Re-Cap: Being a London tourist

3rd September, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I had a few days off work while my parents were staying with me so we got up to lots of touristy things. I wanted to take them to the Sky Garden but I waited too long to book tickets and all the time slots sold out. To get around […]

Europe, Life

July Re-cap: Family fun in London

2nd August, 2016

What’s been happening this month? July has been an action-packed month, and a mixed bag of highs and lows. Early in the month my Nan sadly passed away. Although she’d had some health problems for a while it did come as a bit of a shock as she had seemed to be on the mend. […]