Sydney, Singapore and London: Three Great Cities

Sydney, Singapore and London are among the most exciting and liveable cities in the world and as financial centres, they offer good career prospects. I have been fortunate to spend time living in each and I love them all. But each offers a uniquely different lifestyle and if I was pressed to choose my favourite, […]

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Heart Break and Cruelty to Turtles at Singapore’s Chinese Gardens Despite Beautiful Bonsai Trees

My visit to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore was a horrific experience. The museum houses a collection of sad and poorly treated animals, some of which are endangered. It is located in the Chinese Gardens of Singapore. Witnessing such heart breaking scenes and cruelty to turtles ruined my day, despite the delightful […]

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New Healthy Hair: Bye Bye Blonde

I was born with bad hair. My hair is naturally frizzy, a little bit curly, and extremely dry and fragile. So after many years as a blonde I have decided to take the plunge and dye my tresses dark brown and cut it very short. I have new healthy hair so bye bye blonde hair!

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How Airbnb Taught me to Dislike People

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year, letting out our spare bedroom with ensuite in London. In the past 6 months alone we hosted 43 guests from more than 8 different countries with the average review being an okay 3 stars. However in July we finally hung up our Airbnb keys and decided to […]

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Two Guys on a Black Moped Stole our iPhone

I never expected it to happen in London, but this weekend we were robbed in broad daylight by a black moped! My husband and I were standing outside Aldgate House, around the corner from Aldgate Station on Whitechapel High Street, looking at Google Maps on our iPhone 6. Out of nowhere, two guys dressed in […]

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Surviving the End, Best & Worst Apocalyptic Movies

Apocalyptic movies imagine the end of the world, whether it be caused by human destruction or natural occurrences beyond our control. The imaginations of humanity have run wild on this topic for centuries. The Mayan civilization of Mexico predicted 2012 would be the end of an era. In 95 A.D. Saint John wrote the book of […]

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Get Creative & Paint Ikea Drawers

It’s impossible to beat IKEA’s simple and cheap furniture designs. Just where else can you find a dining table for £20 or an outdoor furniture set for under £100? For that reason, I’ve been an IKEA fan for years and I’m not the only one. The only problem is, whenever I visit someone else’s house […]

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How to be a Perfect Airbnb Host

I live in a modest little two bedroom apartment in a much coveted area of East London. My apartment is situated within a block of flats where there is a strong sense of community so security is good. We have a large outdoor patio with a BBQ, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as a […]

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5 Years Recovering from a Broken Back

It has been almost five years since I shattered my L1 bone. You can read the original story about my broken back here, from back in 2011 when I fell more than two stories from the roof of a building. In hospital just days after the fall, the surgeon and spinal specialist Dr Arun Ranganathan asked me to make […]

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A Perfect Crime needs a Clever Criminal

One of the most exciting exhibitions on in London at the moment is The Crime Museum Uncovered, featuring at the Museum of London in Barbican. Up until now, the Crime Museum has only ever been accessible to the police and certain invited individuals, and kept behind the closed doors of the New Scotland Yard. It […]

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Living with Chronic Pain

I broke my back in October 2012 and lived with chronic pain for over four years. Unfortunately this is a reality for many people who undergo surgery or suffer from spinal conditions. If you are a chronic pain patient, you have pain 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every minute of your life. The most common outcome of living with […]

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The Story of How I Broke My Back

More than 70% of you who read this article will have already experienced acute back pain at some point in your lives. The main causes of back pain can be sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time, poor posture, grinding your teeth, lack of exercise and poor choice of shoes. Back pain is […]

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