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What happened: July

I made a deal this month that I would get out more in between my busy schedule and do nice summery things in London. And when you say British summer what springs to mind? Wimbledon of course! Being a bit of a tennis nerd, it does take over my life every July and so of course I couldn’t miss it. I worked pretty much six day weeks this month but managed to fit in quite a lot from trips to…

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June: Things that happened

I don’t know about you but given the events in London and Manchester over the past couple of months, the world has seemed incredibly dark. I think we’re all beginning to realise that it’s okay to feel sad when these things happen but it’s important as always to look for the good in things. I haven’t necessarily blogged in a while because things if i’m honest have been a bit much from events at work (the joys of working in…

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Things I wish I knew when I graduated from university

Once the papers are in and the tests are done, university is over. You did it, you graduated! You’re awesome. The world is your oyster! Of course, just getting to this point was hard enough and so you’ve got many reasons to sit back and enjoy the feeling of actually being a graduate, getting your certificate and wearing the amazing robe and hat while pretending you’re in Harry Potter. But of course, after that the long slog begins. What next?…

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How i’ve learnt to deal with my psoriasis especially when on the road

I’ll admit many things. The fact that i’m broke. Literally broke. Freelance life bro. Freelance life. I’ll also admit that I have an unhealthy obsession with Asia. And that occasionally I eat my pasta with chopsticks just… because. But something I find it hard to reveal to my friends etc is that my skin is crappy. Not spots but Psoriasis. I’ve spent many a summer holiday trying to hide the giant red spots on my arms, legs, hell, all over…

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What i’ve learnt after 18 months of freelancing full time

I looked back at my one year post about being a freelancer and realised that this should definitely be a regular thing. One thing I am always asked when people find out that I am a freelance journalist is ‘how do you manage to find work?’ Sure it’s hard when you’re first starting out but you need to get yourself out of your comfort zone and get meeting and emailing people. As with anything there are always bumps in the…

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Things that happened in JANUARY

I’m always one for an update post and as we’re nearing the end of January (please make the cold stop) it seems like it’s about time! January for everyone is about making goals, resolutions and thinking about the rest of the year and i’ve certainly been doing that. One in particular is getting out and doing stuff. Over the past couple of months i’ve become incredibly lazy and fond of heating and so one aim this year is to get…

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Lifestyle Travel

Switch off your bloody phones. It’s time for a digital detox.

“OFF. NOW. For bad word’s sake!!” I don’t know what came over me. Maybe it was the two hours sleep i’d had the night before. Maybe it was the fact that I was leaving China for good and feeling strangely….OK about it, but this woman had irritated me to the max. No I don’t usually have regular outbursts on a plane. Honest. But when you’re hurtling down the runway during take-off and the girl next to you is trying to…

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Lifestyle Travel

Expat life isn’t always fun, holidays and parties

Starting out the new year, travelling or moving abroad is always a resolution so i’m here telling you what it’s really like to be an expat. And i’m going to tell you about it through one of my diary posts written during my time in Beijing. A couple of months ago it was my birthday and I had received some messages on Facebook. As I was reading through them, there was one message that hit me. “Happy Birthday Sophie! So…

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Enough. You don’t need to give up your job to travel.

This could be a blog post telling you to give up your nice job, your house and travel the world and be like me. But it’s not. Because I am tired of them. Because quitting your job to travel full time is not for everyone. For some people travelling full time is just not accessible. I always have the motto that if you’re not enjoying where you are or what you are doing then do something about it. But it…

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Lifestyle London

Feeling Festive at Kew Gardens

I wanna wish you Merry Christmas! This is just one of those “I can’t believe it’s bloody Christmas” posts. But seriously, I mean it, I can’t believe it’s bloody Christmas. And so as people do when they feel the need to start being festive, I flocked to some christmassy spots in London this week and even dabbled in purchasing some ‘seasonal apple strudel Nespresso pods’. Get me being a sophisticated aduIt( Mate. They seriously taste the same. I don’t get…

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