5 Things I Should Have Taken With Me When I Moved Abroad

It will forever amuse me how quickly time goes by and I cannot believe it has been way over a year since I moved to Shanghai for 6 months.  When I think about my time there I always think about the things I wish I had taken with me that would have made my life […]

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A Short Stay In Hollin Hall Country House Hotel

Last month I had the pleasure of staying in Hollin Hall Country House Hotel in Macclesfield because I was attending a wedding in the area. Hollin Hall is located in the country side and surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is a gothic style building with beautiful and gaudy interior. This is definitely one hotel I […]

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My First Time Abroad: Why Culture Shocks Are Important

Honestly, I never liked being out of my comfort zone when I was younger and I still f*cking hate it as a young adult.  I’ve just learned to put a good front on when I have to. Today I was thinking a lot about my first holiday abroad when I was 12 and why I […]

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil and How I Use It Outside of The Kitchen

There once was a time when oil was just oil to me and all it was used for was making sure the food didn’t stick to the pan.  Whether it be scrambling eggs or shallow frying chicken, I did’t really care as long as there was enough oil in the pan.  I used to use […]

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How To Set Up Your Own Mini Bar Area At Home

It’s Friday!  For a lot of people that means the beginning of the weekend as soon as they’ve finished work or studying.  Maybe they’ll spend the evening with friends or co-workers eating in a restaurant or drinking in a bar?  Perhaps at the cinema with family or a small get together at home? Whisky is […]

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Things You Should Know Before Travelling to China (Shanghai)

Although China has the second strongest economy on the planet it only opened up  to the world in the late 70s when Deng Xiaoping enforced an economic reform.  Since then, millions of tourists have been able to visit China and indulge in its vast history and culture.  China has many great experiences to offer but […]

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9 Things I loved about Shanghai

It has been almost two weeks since I returned home from Shanghai. As much as I wasn’t enjoying it, there are little things that I do miss about that city and I get this feeling of Nostalgia when I think back sometimes. Here are 9 things I loved about it. Meeting other foreigners. The best […]

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9 Things I Hate About Shanghai (because I can’t think of 10)

Originally I wanted to begin with 10 Things I love about China but my stay here so far has been more negative that positive so this is what’s coming first.  Honestly, it’s a shame because I came here in 2010 (aged 14) and 2012 (aged 16) and it was an amazing and lovely experience.  I went to […]

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The Pie Society: Home Away From Home

I have been living in Shanghai for over 2 months now and I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to go out for food that are of cuisines other than Chinese or cook at home.  It’s not because that I’m not proficient enough in the language to order the food from the menu but it’s […]

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Mise À Jour: Moving To China…

It has been about 6 or 7 weeks since I moved to China and everything (for me) has just been all over the place.  I really underestimated the immense effort, will power and mental stress it would take to move to another country.  Nevertheless, I’m here and it’s nice. Academics| Moving to China was part of […]

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Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel London

London most certainly is not my favourite city in the world but a Bridal Shower is a special occasion.  Hotels have been one of my muses since I began travelling at the age of 12.  The art and craft that goes into a hotel in order to give you a new experiences has always fascinated […]

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20 Quick Ideas On How To Spend Your Spring Bank Holiday 2017

The next bank holiday in the UK is the 29th May 2017.  For many, it’s a day to wind down or use that spare time to do something you have been wanting to for a while. For others, it is even a 3 day weekend if you usually have Saturday and Sunday off.  Here are […]

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8 Reasons Not to Commute to University

So I’m currently freezing at the train station waiting for the train home from university. I’m waiting an hour later than usual because I just missed the train by a second. Since I have more time I thought it would be a great idea to do a blog post about the drawbacks of commuting. Disclaimer:I […]

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10 Reasons NOT To Become an Au Pair

There are lot of reasons why becoming an au pair is a good thing.  But after my experience I can think of (at least) 10 reasons why you may want to reconsider this position.  Au pairing is more difficult than people think, especially if it is your first time. The situation is not guaranteed.  There is no […]

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