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Last August I started swimming again. Not the splashing about or floating around in the resort pool kind but the concerted continuous heart-rate-raising sort.

It has been six years since the last watery bout, the reason for the hiatus largely a combination of busy-ness, injury and just plain laziness. 621 more words

Life In The UK

Rites of Passage

Today I had a grand plan to complete some posts that have been lounging about in the Gidday pipeline in various states of draft-ness.

But today London is basking in a gloriously sunny 16C and after months of a) commuting in woolly tights (among other items of apparel) and b) weekends snuggled up indoors, I could not resist the temptation to make a quick Plan B – a couple of hours catching up on my Vanity Fair reading on the back patio with sun warming – yes warming! 132 more words

Life In The UK

Old places, new faces

I spent a couple of weeks in Melbourne with family over the Christmas/New Year period and one of the things that I love to do (and miss) is hang out with my sister. 476 more words

Australian Abroad

A sweet life

It feels like January has disappeared in the blink of an eye and that, at last, the real chill of winter has descended upon the UK, settling itself around London’s shoulders and shrouding parts more northern with snow and ice. 596 more words

Expat Moments

Two tribes

Today marks the 11th anniversary of my arrival in the UK.

Anniversary number eleven means gifts of steel (apparently) – not a flashy or expensive token of my fortitude and faith yet somehow appropriate. 306 more words

Life In The UK

Day 23: Lisbon 22nd of July

Walking through the streets of Lisbon is a rather unique experience, from our hostel to the city centre even more so. Situated on a steep rise our hostel is located in a somewhat of a ‘no mans land’ between Bairo Alto and the city centre. 1,511 more words

London Wanderings

Often when I find myself with a free day, or with nothing to do, I end up getting on a bus or a tube and just simply wandering around London with my camera. 110 more words