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.
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
Job hunting can take many shapes and forms over a number of hours, days, weeks, months and eons. Patience is a virtue that decides to wander a bit when it has been doing well for so long, and usually does this around the one month mark. I don’t know where it goes or what it … More The one month itch
**EDIT: It is amazing how quickly the legislation around bank accounts is changing after Brexit. Since first writing this post the restrictions around the proof of address needs are even stricter. A utility bill and lease agreement from a registered letting agency (not private landlord or “agency”) is the only way you will be accepted … More Opening a UK bank account
Wanderlust is the strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. It is also more commonly known as the travel bug that bites. The noun originates from 1850s in Germany, where wandern means to wander and lust is most translates to desire. It can be an impulse, a burning distraction, or even just an idea. And even if you … More What is Wanderlust?