Sophie

A twenty something journalist recently returned from 3 years in China who likes a good long island iced tea and a beach. Currently working for a national newspaper in London.

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Exploring East London

When I came back to London from China, I lived in Whitechapel, right in the heart of the east but I can’t really say that I fully took advantage of my flat’s location. Instead I found myself stuck in my room completely snowed under with…

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My top hacks for doing things on a budget in London

I’ve lived in London on and off for around five years and i’ll be honest, it’s expensive. From taking the tube to going out and meeting friends, everything seems costly. After five years i’d like to think i’ve gotten to grips to living in the…

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A day trip to Trier, Germany from Luxembourg

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in a real life Disney fantasyland, then Trier is the place to be. After seeing all of the sights in Luxembourg, we were faced with a challenge, either get on a fast train to Koblenz, head…

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What happened: July 2018

It’s safe to say that July has been an eventful month and I am quite honestly broke. This girl is living off potatoes for pretty much the entirity of August. But hey, July was really fun. So what did I get up to during this…

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Trapsing across Europe thanks to Ryanair

1.20am on Saturday morning. That was the time our flight was delayed until. Well that was until we were sat there without food or drink waiting for news on our flight to London Stansted. And then, the dreaded “Cancelled” sign popped up and everyone in…

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How I like to prepare for my holiday

There’s a joke I have with a friend about going on holiday. We have a saying “If you’ve got your passport, wallet and phone” then that’s all you need. Mainly it’s because i’m quite bad at leaving things to the last minute and so it…

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Luma Hotel Hammersmith: A good place to stay in London

It’s always hard trying to pick somewhere to stay when you’re visiting a new place. Before I re-settled in London for work a couple of years ago, I spent quite a lot of time going backwards and forwards to the capital. I became familiar with…

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What happened: June 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these roundups and I thought it would be a good time to finally give an update on life. I remember when I did these in the past a lot of it was a bit boring really.…

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Video: A 36 hour stopover in Hong Kong

I went to a three mobile event where we learnt how to shoot video and edit using Adobe Premiere. I remember using Adobe Premiere when I was in university but I never really understood what I could do with it – I genuinely hated our…

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How to cope with freelancing when it gets hard

I sat on the phone in tears. “I can’t do this any more. The rejections are just really getting to me.” I was facing a week of rejection emails after spending a considerable amount of time pitching some freelance articles. And the latest one had…

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How I learnt another language and my tips for those learning now

We’ve all been there. That moment where you’re abroad and you’re miming things out, wishing that you’d actually paid attention in that German or French class. And then the sheer embarrassment when you go to a foreign country and have to resort to speaking English,…

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How I spent a weekend in Birmingham

When you think of Birmingham, you don’t think of it as being a major tourist destination. I mean I think that’s fair to say. I spent most of my teenage years travelling back and forth to Birmingham to facilitate my obsession with live music. I…

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