Life, Travel

Travel wishlist for 2018

1st January, 2018

It’s been a long time since I took part in a travel linkup, so I thought I’d kick off the year by sharing my 2018 travel wishlist. I don’t have any trips booked yet but I’ve got lots of ideas on where I’d like to go this year. Winter sun in Seville I sometimes find […]

Life

A look back on 2017

30th December, 2017

I can’t believe we are at the end of 2017. I’m sure everyone says this but I feel like this year has flown by. As is tradition on this blog, at the end of the year I like to look back at the places I visited and things I achieved throughout the year. So let’s […]

Life, Moving to the UK

What to expect at your UK Premium Service visa appointment

1st July, 2017

If you are switching or extending your visa in the UK you have the option of paying for the Premium Service, where you attend an appointment at a Premium Service Centre to have your application processed. As I explained in my previous post about how to extend your Tier 2 (General) visa, I chose this […]

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 […]