Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Blighty

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Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Blighty
Recently married. Quit my job in Oz. Moved to the UK. Miss Haighs chocolate and good wine. This is my Blog with a lot of random thoughts and experiences of my time in Blighty.
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  • Four sleeps until Christmas 8 years ago If I were in Oz this time of year, we’d be enjoying mid 30 degree weather (40 this week), long sunny days, blue skies, a few BBQs in the backyard after work accompanied by a bottle of sparkling red, while busily preparing and counting down for Christmas day.While I’m still trying to finish the...
  • Expat Blog Awards 2013 8 years ago The Expat Blog Awards are on again for 2013 with a Top List theme.  So instead of finishing off my Christmas shopping, icing the rest of my Christmas biscuits and actually starting to pack for my trip back to Oz I've delayed the lot to post an entry.  For those of you who like reading my random...
  • A 5 1/2 minute hard boiled egg 8 years ago Recently while on holiday, I overheard an elderly man asking a waiter for a hard-boiled egg. It wasn’t that question that caught my attention the most but the next direct requirement that had me stunned. The egg had to be boiled for exactly 5 ½ minutes.  He actually requested that as he sat...
  • The latest fad 8 years ago Waiting at the traffic lights this morning on my way to work, as like most mornings, there were only a few of us with some level of patience waiting for the little green man.  The rest were playing frogger with the traffic. Next to me was a man in a grey business suit holding his briefcase in one...
  • The man lying in room 1, bed 3 8 years ago You would almost be forgiven for thinking you were in an old folks home, because all those that are in room 1 are elderly and significantly incapacitated.The day that I visit most are sleeping, unable to get out of bed. This isn't for want of trying as I overhear one man desperately asking for the...

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  • From Vegemite to Marmite: The Blighty Culture Shock Experience Expat Culture Shock My initiation into the culture shock experience was my first trip out of Australia. Rather than ease my way into overseas travel like most normal people do, I jumped head first into Nepal and India starting with a 20 day trek in the Annapurna region...
  • Top 10 things about living in Kingston Expat Blog Awards 2013 Did you know there are a few places around the world called Kingston?In South Australia I grew up not far from a small beach town called Kingston. I can’t say there was much there other than an overabundance of smelly seaweed. I hope it’s... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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