The North Sea laps against the wooden hulls of tall ships, and arctic seagulls ride the cool sea breeze overhead with crystal eyes searching for crumbs to devour. In the distance, the ferry is making its way through the deep blue water, Norwegian flag flying high as sun kissed faces peek out from windows and … More Can you travel to Oslo on a budget?
In 1780 the fourth Earl of Derbyshire wanted to create a spa town in the Peak District. Somewhere that wasn’t Bath. Somewhere that was three or four days less riding away by carriage, and where social status and frivolous dinners did not rule – or ruin – lives. Buxton’s natural hot springs were less than … More Buxton: the North’s answer to Bath
We are coming up to six months of living in Manchester, and I must say it has gone by quickly. The glorious rainy days and the chilly winds of the North have been an incredibly welcome change to the humidity that encapsulates Brisbane. Looking back to moving over and not really having a job lined … More Why share houses are a great idea for expats
Nestled in France’s north-east countryside is the place where people’s imaginations wander when they picture a French village. Cobble stone streets, iron details on side gates, and forts with drawbridges welcome each person who cross into the old citadel’s walls. Bergues (loosely pronounced: behrrg-eh) is a small village 15km away from Belgium’s border with history … More A road trip through Bergues
The tram lines are open, city blockades have lifted and Manchester is stronger together than ever before. When we were moving to the UK it was important for me to live in a place we wouldn’t feel like outsiders. I wanted to walk amongst the locals and feel like I was one of them – … More #ilovemcr
ANZAC Day is a sombre experience. Children grow up learning April 25th is not a happy or heroic day in Australia. It is a day of remembrance and reflection. Each year city streets are lined with volunteers selling small poppy flower pins and brass broaches to raise money for veterans. And on the day we hold … More ANZAC Day as an expat