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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The best places to see live music in London

Last week I got to see Portugal the Man in Heaven which was a bit of a change from the usual London venue. After living in the capital for five years on and off, i’ve been to quite a few music venues, some giant ones…

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What happened: September edition

I sit here as my house continues to get colder by the day, the hot water bottle has come out and all I want to do is sit at home watching countless Gilmore Girls episodes. It’s the end of September! Although it is getting colder,…

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Working Wednesdays: Pitching to inflight magazines

As promised, this blog also focuses on what it’s like to be a freelancer. Because of this, i’m going to start a new series called Working Wednesdays where I post a new blog about freelancing and what it’s like to be a freelance writer. I…

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My stay at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

I got sent to the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam for work and as soon as I stepped in, it was like I hit the jackpot. From the warm welcome at the door, I was already figuring how to chain myself to the table in my…

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12 things I realised during my trip to Australia

I’m sat here at 6pm trying to stay awake. I used to tell people that I never suffer from jetlag, well jetlag finally got me and punched me right bang in the face. It’s cold and i’m missing the warmth of Australia so I thought…

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An ode to The Killers

I can’t remember the first time I heard The Killers. It was either at a friend’s house when we were watching Somebody Told Me on MTV or when I was at my aunt’s house helping decorate and Hot Fuss was on in the background. But…

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Things I did during my trip to Brussels

I’ve had Brussels on my list of places to go for a really long time. I’ve been to Belgium but Brussels was always the place we drove around on the ring road and then went elsewhere. I’ve always felt a bit bad about that. Sorry…

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Analysing my travel habits – the good and the bad

Sometimes I feel a bit confused when it comes to talking about my travel habits. I’m the type of person that likes a range of different holidays from budget hostel breaks to spa hotels. When I lived in China I solely travelled in hostels –…

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Seeing the world: Why you should take free walking tours

Sometimes landing in a new place can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t speak the local language. As much fun as it is to wander around in circles for hours with a map in hand, sometimes its a good idea to get a…

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Things that happened: August

August was a busy month when it came to both work and doing stuff but I feel like this year is going so quickly. Can we make it stop please? Before we know it, it will be Christmas and then….New Year!! So before I forget…

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Working abroad: Finding a TEFL job

A few years back I decided to go on a six month stint to China, learn some Mandarin and make some money. And how does one get a work permit and find flexible hours work? By teaching of course! In the end I actually spent…

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Visiting Mayfield Lavender Farm

If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s lavender season here in the UK. Actually it’s nearing lavender season, but there’s still plenty of chances to get into a field of the smelly stuff here in the UK. A couple of weeks ago, me and Emily from…

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