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London Life Lessons

I don’t know about you but the past was the longest short week ever. On the plus side, the sun is was shining, my lovely little sister has arrived to visit for a few weeks and shortly we’ll be off to Paris and Italy to explore. Life is pretty good if you ask me! This week’s highlights: Remembering that London does Springtime pretty damn well. Sunshine, daffodils, green – seriously, I dare you not to smile… Watching the The Cambridge v. Oxford Boat Race, crossing…

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London Life Lessons

What a week! I’m a bit behind in updates (not to mention, my laundry and other assorted grown up chores) due to the blissful chaos. Here’s what’s been keeping me busy: I discovered that an Adele concert is actually one of the most amazing things ever. So charming, funny and heartfelt, I left emotionally drained in the best possible way. It’s now my life’s cause to find a way to become her bestie. Lost my voice at Lucky Voice. If you find it, do let me know. I think it’s…

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London Life Lessons

This week’s update should perhaps be more aptly titled Dublin Life Lessons as the Irish capital is where I’ve spent the last four days drinking, eating, smiling and exploring. But alas, I’m now back in London, back to reality and so full of delicious food that I am determined never to eat again. What can I say – it’s been a tough life this week. Here were the highlights: St Patrick’s Day. Obvs. We wore green, novelty shamrock glasses and made new friends to a…

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London Life Lessons

Happy Friday everyone! This week has flown by in a haze of airports, schizophrenic weather, spreadsheets and food like, let’s be honest, the best weeks often do. It signalled the start of what is going to be a busy month of adventures ahead and, after two months of London winter blues, I’m more than ready to welcome it with open arms. Here are this week’s key highlights: I started the week en route back from an all too brief solo sojourn to Prague. After weeks…

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Strolling down Columbia Road

“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde I love flowers. I know it’s a cliche but I really do – they just make me really happy. So you can imagine how excited I was to finally explore the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London – even on a cold and rainy day. Just a short stroll from Old Street, the market is open on Sundays and is best visited either first thing in the morning (to…

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London Life Lessons: 6 months in

1. London in the autumn is beautiful. The weather is now chilly, the days getting shorter and London is nothing short of a symphony of autumnal hues. It’s quite lovely. 2. Perseverance is important. I finally got my national insurance number. #winning 3. Equally, patience is crucial. As much as I’ve learned to push or be pushed when it comes to my morning commute, it’s important to not get swept up in the angst of peak hour commuters squashed like far too many sardines on…

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London Life Lessons: Rites of Passage

Well, it’s another Monday and I’m embarrassingly behind in my updates here. What can I say – it’s been a busy month! So, without further ado, here’s what I have learnt in London this week last week week before last THE LAST MONTH. 1. Tube Strikes. They are legit. Don’t make light of them. They are everything Buzzfeed describe them as and they will hinder your ability to get around the city. Or to work. Or to anywhere. Even for a Tube obsessed commuter such as myself….

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British Bucket List

For some reason, I associate Wembley Stadium very much with the Spice Girls (go figure – I think this DVD might have had something to do with it). So yesterday, when I got to see One Direction perform at the stadium, I could practically hear myself telling my future children about that time when I lived in London when I saw 1D at Wembley (along with Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Kelly Clarkson and many more massively talented performers at the Summertime Ball). Because in some…

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London Life Lessons: The Basics

It’s been a week full of some ups and some downs with most of my time and energy spent getting used to a new daily routine. More adventures are scheduled for this week – but in the meantime, here’s what I’ve discovered during the last week’s travels… TRANSPORT: Ever wondered just HOW those big red buses manoeuvre the small side streets of London without getting stuck or damaging property and/or parked cars? Turns out, they don’t. I learnt this after being politely let off a bus to…

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