Christmas in Pau

Wanting to avoid spending a ton of money, I decided to stay over here for Christmas. My friend invited me and our other friend to come have Christmas with her in the south of France in Pau, near the Pyrenees. I took the Eurostar from St. Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord (foul train station).... Continue Reading →

Broadstairs and Sandwich

My first trip outside London since I've moved I decided to take a weekend away- I was looking for a quiet type of place where I could just hang out and relax. I decided on Kent, specifically the Northeastern coastal area. I ended up near Kingsgate* at a lovely hotel in Botany Bay. (The Botany... Continue Reading →

Essential London Apps

Let's talk apps. If you are moving to London or just traveling to London, these are some great apps. What's App What's App has been on my phone for years. It's a great way to chat/ call/ video call with your friends and family for free. When I moved here it was the easiest way... Continue Reading →

The London Lurgy

lurgy ˈləːɡi/ noun BRITISH humorous an unspecified or indeterminate illness. "I had caught the dreaded lurgy" So... Tuesday I woke up with what felt like daggers in my throat. I decided some hot coffee would help and went in to work. By noon, I was dragging, my head swimming and I had a low-grade fever. (I'm assuming... Continue Reading →

Broadway Market

Saturdays in Hackney you can head towards London Fields and go to Broadway Market! I've been trying to keep my step count up on the weekends so I've been making an effort to get out and walk to things I want to do and then I'll take public transport back (if it's far and if... Continue Reading →

West Hampstead

I realllllly need some paper hexies so I can do some hand sewing on the bus/train. I thought perhaps The Village Haberdashery might have them but nope. I have been wanting to visit their shop for some time though so I really enjoyed having a look around. It was smaller than I expected but they... Continue Reading →

Commuting Part II

Commuting has been an interesting challenge. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled I don't have to drive. (If you have ever commuted to work in Los Angeles you'll understand why!) I live in a spot that's not terribly close to a tube station. It's 15 minutes walk one direction (OLD STREET) or 20 minutes to... Continue Reading →

Pants vs. Trousers

This will be an ongoing list of dialect differences that I need to get used to  Pants vs. Trousers 🇺🇸 we use the term pants to describe pretty much any clothing that goes on your legs: jeans, slacks, leggings, etc.  🇬🇧 the term pants is reserved for what Americans call underwear.  This can be awkward. 

Commuting Part I

If you have ever lived in Los Angeles or even visited you know literally nobody walks in LA. Everything is a drive, and if it's not, you still drive. That being said you can imagine the shock to my body after walking 31 miles this week as opposed to the usual under 7 miles I... Continue Reading →

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