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Australia Working Holiday Visa medical exam. What to expect.

February 24, 2022
You’re hoping to go to Australia on a Working Holiday visa. You’ve filled in and submitted the form. You’ve paid the fees. And now you’ve received an email from the Australian immigration service. You need to complete a medical examination as part of the application process. Why? What do you…
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Going to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa in 2022: everything you need to know

February 22, 2022
With Australia opening back up on 22 February, tens of thousands of Working Holiday Visa applications have been made – mine being one of them! I thought I’d put together this post to help you complete your application, talking you through exactly what you need to know to get this…
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Book recommendations. Because reading is lit.

February 7, 2022
Get it? Lit. Literature. Lit. Whatever. In no particular order, here are some books I’d recommend. These books all have the very prestigious title of having received 5 stars from me on Goodreads. Disclaimer: there’s absolutely no reason to think my opinions on anything, these books included,…
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Giving up is a good thing. Everyone should do it.

February 3, 2022
Disclaimer: When I talk about giving up, I don’t mean on life. Don’t give up on life, please, for the love of all things good in the world. That’s not what I’m talking about. If you’ve arrived here because that’s what you’re looking for, this isn’t aimed at you. There’s…
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Stream of Consciousness

February 28, 2021
I haven’t written a blog post for bloody ages. 7 months, to be precise. But I want to get back on it. I love writing.In all honesty, I don’t know what this one is gonna be about. I suppose if I just keep typing, something will come out. Not necessarily…
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August 25, 2020
Let’s talk about filters. You know, those harmless things everyone seems to use nowadays. To brighten themselves up a bit! To hide a blemish! To completely change the structure of their face, to the point they long to look like this digitally altered version of themselves, someone who doesn’t even…
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Your mockery of Donald Trump hurts me.

June 14, 2020
If someone asked me to talk about all of the things I don’t like about Donald Trump, it would be easy. I could spend ages talking about all of his negative traits. He’s a horrible person. I despise him. He’s misogynistic. Ableist. Racist. Transphobic. Homophobic. Sexist. Islamophobic. Ignorant. Xenophobic. The…
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It’s been a while.

June 8, 2020
I haven’t written anything on here for a while. Since last year in fact. Life was different back then. For a start, I hadn’t ever uttered the word coronavirus. I could hug my friends and family. Not that I did, I’m not a huggy person. Don’t touch me, ew. But…
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Book Review: Absolution by Adam Croft with Steven Moore

November 20, 2019
My thoughts on Absolution, a political thriller, by Adam Croft & Steven Moore
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Koh Phi Phi Don: a guide

September 14, 2019
NB: All information and prices in this post are based on a stay during September 2019. At this time, £1 was equal to 37 Thai baht. Not so fun fact: when we visited Thailand in June, just 3 months earlier, £1 was equal to near enough 40 baht.