An Honest Reflection on Belgium

on August 19, 2017

I’m currently flying above a hazy navy sky, and beneath that, the faint outline of patchwork farmland. As I tap this out on my iPhone, miles below Belgium fades smaller and smaller in the distance. Continue reading

My Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London Bucket List

on August 16, 2017

Today, I’m excited to share my highly researched gluten free afternoon tea London bucket list! (And, as I learned from the lovely Eppie, just in time for Afternoon Tea Week!). As y’all know, I am an afternoon tea fiend. Β I have to say, I’ve done pretty well on the gluten free scone front down here in Devon, the home of scones (and the best clotted cream, ever!). However, there isn’t anything quite like a real, London, afternoon tea experience – complete with the little finger sandwiches and cakes. Continue reading

Cuddling Mini Pigs in England: Pennywell Farm

on August 9, 2017

I’ve had a rather odd item on my bucket list for a while now: cuddling mini pigs in England.

I’m not sure how I first heard of Pennywell Farm, but it’s been on my radar ever since I lived in Exeter almost four years ago. As I approach the end of my time living in the Southwest, I’ve been trying to tick my Devon and Cornwall bucket list items. Cuddling mini pigs in England had finally made it to the top of that list! Continue reading

I’m Making Myself Homeless to Travel

on August 2, 2017

Life update: I am planning on being homeless for the next three months so I can travel. When my year-long lease runs out this month, I will not be renewing it. I will not be looking for a new lease, either. Instead, I will travel.

So the fact that I’mΒ making myself homeless? I’m not sure I’ve heard of or done anything more privileged in my life. Continue reading

July 2017 | Recap

on July 30, 2017

Big thanks to y’all for sticking around and reading this month, as I haven’t been the most regular of posters. I’ve been powering through the final month of my Masters degree and decided to give the blog (and attached instagram) a bit of breathing room. However, it wasn’t all for naught with the blog this month as I was actually named one of Blogosphere Magazine’s Top 10 In the Spotlight blogs Β – still in a bit of shock about that but very, very happy! Here’s a bit more of what I’ve been up to this month…

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How Not to Ruin Your Summer Holiday: My Worst Ever Sun Burns

on July 19, 2017

I’ve had my fair share of sun burns so it may seem a bit ironic that I’m here to tell y’all about the importance of sun safety. But when Holiday Gems* asked me to partner with them on this campaign about summer sun safety, I knew I couldn’t say no. See – I have a family history of skin cancer, and that combined with my own reckless youth in sunny Michigan lakes makes me a likely candidate as well. Now that I’m a bit older (and hopefully wiser) I’ve committed myself to a life of sunscreen. There’s nothing like a good, hard, lobster-red “lesson learned” to shock you into a new healthy habit, amiright? Continue reading

The Universal Truth About Expat Life: Goodbyes

on July 5, 2017

They say the one constant in life is change, and if that’s true then the one constant in expat life is goodbyes. I had a different post planned for this week but I wanted to write about this instead: the universal truth of expat life. I’m not the first person to write about it and I won’t be the last, but that doesn’t stop me wanting to put my words out into the ether of the Internet. Continue reading

June 2017 | Recap

on July 1, 2017

First of all, ignore me hyperventilating because WHAT THE HECK SUMMER’S HALFWAY OVER?! I mean not really, but still… I always think of summer as June and July, and now June is gone! I have had quite an exciting June, though, despite my all-consuming Masters thesis and the related stress. Continue reading