Christmas & NYE, Away From Home

During the lead up to Christmas, (while loading ourselves with fruit mince pies and chocolate gifts from work) we set into sorting out somewhere to escape to for the festive break. We (along with a group of friends) decided to go to Budapest, Hungary. The Christmas markets were meant to be one of the best in Europe, plus we had heard it was just a really amazing city overall. We knew it would be cold (but so was London) so we figured if we were going to be cold, we may as well be really cold with a good chance of snow for a white Christmas.  Continue reading “Christmas & NYE, Away From Home”


Edinburgh – Part 2

Hope you all enjoyed my last post about Edinburgh and our day in the Highlands. I had to much to write about and photos to share so thought I would do a few entries. On Thursday my sickness was finally starting to disappear (after two solid weeks – thank god) so we slept in and then headed to the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens. Continue reading “Edinburgh – Part 2”

A Week In London: The Tourist/Expat Version

Well, our first week in London is done and dusted!

If anyone is interested in a jet-lag update, I think I am pretty much settled into London time now. So although the jet-lag didn’t hit me too badly, the sickness did. I have had a cold on and off the whole week and it knocked me out for a few days overall. Thanks London.

Most of last Friday though we were out and about exploring a few touristy spots and we managed to tick off Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge and Tower of London. We did go to Buckingham Palace, but turns out we arrived just when the changing of the guards was about to start, so there were a million people around. It’s definitely somewhere I’d like to go back to though – when it’s not as busy. Continue reading “A Week In London: The Tourist/Expat Version”


Hello unemployment! This past week was my final week at work and now the countdown really begins to the big move.

It didn’t really seem that real until the past couple of days, when I’ve been packing away the last few things into storage containers and writing a list of what to take on the plane. I was wondering when it would hit me that we’re leaving – I thought maybe not until we reached the airport, but now that we aren’t working and the travel packs are out, it feels a lot more real than it did a week ago. Continue reading “Goodbye”