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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Monthly Subscriptions That (I think) Are Actually Worth It

There are so many monthly subscriptions out there that are dying to automatically take your money on a monthly basis.  Not all of them are worth it but that all depends on you.  Here are some that I think are worth the money and that I use regularly. Audible (£7.99/Month) I love reading and one thing […]

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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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10 Simple Valentine’s Day Date Ideas 2018

It is amazing how time flies and how short February is as a month.  Valentine’s day is only 12 days away now and it is always nice to have a little something planned.  A day like this can be tricky, whether you are in a relationship or going on a first date.  Both sides want […]

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10 Things I Learned During the First Year of University

It’s September which means it’s the beginning of the academic year and I have been thinking about how quickly the first year of University went for me.   It was alright, I guess.  I wasn’t loving it but it wasn’t all bad. Freshers week is a daylight robbery.  You will either love freshers week and […]

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10 Tips: Clearing Your Way To The Top

For those of you who don’t know clearing is the process which some unsuccessful A- Level students have to go every year in order to find another place at university because they received lower grades than they expected. For many of you A-Level students, if not everybody, results day is tomorrow.  However, I’m dedicating this […]

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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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10 Reasons To Become An Aupair

I didn’t enjoy my first and probably last experience as an au pair but there were many reasons why I even considered becoming one. Living in another country. Far or near you will get the opportunity to live in another country of your choice for as long as you want. Earning Money.  On top of getting […]

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My Top 5 Au Pair Tips

As much as I haven’t enjoyed my experience as an au pair it has given me some time to think about things I could, would and should improve on if I were to consider being an au pair again in the future.  Not only for me but just some things for other girls (and boys) […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Languages Skills Through The Media

I’ve been interested in languages for years.  I studied French, Spanish and German A-Level and I was always looking for new ways to improve my language skills away from books.  Now, I’m studying Chinese (simplified). Sometimes text books and worksheets can take away the fun of learning a language because it can become repetitive.  Although, […]

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