I have had the joy of packing everything I have accumulated in just under two years into boxes in order to ship it all home. I knew I had a lot of clothes and souvenirs to send home but I didn’t know how many boxes and what size I would need to send it back to Sydney.
What can you do when you have less than two full days in Berlin you may ask? I did not have a stopover in Berlin but I had booked on my two days off from work to go to Berlin for a concert. I believe if you have a time restriction on how long you are in a city than you need to be organised. Continue reading Less than 36 hours in Berlin
Chessington World of Adventures is Chessington Zoo, Chessington Theme Park and the Sea Life Centre all in the one location and you pay for all three in the one ticket price. Continue reading Chessington World of Adventures
I have always wanted to do this but never dedicated enough time for it. With getting myself ready to ship my boxes home I thought now is the best time to do it. I plan to complete writing the 365 notes and then I ship it home and along with all my other possessions when I finally open the jar I will have something interesting to share with my family and it will prompt many a conversation on what I have written.
Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days but my life had become extremely busy. This is just a quick update on what has been happening.
Photos from a recent trip to the Western Front
Continue reading Western Front Photos
Some people live by quotes and others don’t. I always wonder what is it about a group of words made into a sentence that makes such a big difference in some people’s lives. Is it that when you put the words together they hold a greater meaning? I believe that quotes encourage your brain to start analysing the words and finding what it means to you personally.
For my birthday back in 2013 my dad wrote me a poem. I celebrated my birthday a week before I moved to London and it would be the last one we celebrated together for two years.
You are a Princess in both our beating hearts,
We care for you so much,
We love the fondness in your eyes,
And the tenderness of your touch.
We looked at you when you were born,
And we knew straight away.
That we would be forever here,
To watch you grow and play.
You bring to us a heart of joy,
And memories so great,
As well as a powerful sense,
Of parenthood no one else can debate.
We have watched you sleep and dream,
Of things we can only wonder,
That innocent look upon your face,
Just makes our hearts grow fonder.
We have seen you run and jump,
And call out our names,
No love that we have ever known,
Could ever feel the same,
No distance, no country or even pouring rain,
Can ever over shadow the bond,
that we retain.
And when you travel across the world,
Remember all of us and keep in touch,
To share your travels and experiences too.
And so my Princess before you go to sleep,
Remember all of us,
As we are all yours to keep.
Love Dad xxxx
This post is looking back on my steps to the big move to the UK.
10/0713 – I started counting down to the “big move” it was 2 months until my flight to the other side of the world to start an unforgettable adventure.
It seems so surreal that I only had 2 months left with my family and friends in Sydney. There was still plenty of things I wanted to do before I moved to London.
12/07/13 – I sent off my visa application, I was extremely nervous when sending this off, that I gave it a good luck kiss. I placed the envelope in the mail and just hoped for the best. It was going to be a long two week wait, to find out if I was granted my visa.
23/07/13 – I picked the mail up from the post office. Amongst the mail was an express post letter addressed to me. I was extremely excited but nervous what it contained inside. I opened the envelope but found only my passport inside. I was confused there was nothing else with my passport letting me know if I was granted my visa, on closer inspection I found my visa stamped inside. It was official I had a VISA to work and live in the UK.
My visa was a Tier 5 – Youth Mobility Visa, it was a two year visa that allowed me to live and work in the UK but I could also enter and exit the country with no restrictions. Of course being the smart young adult I was when applying for my visa, I did not know when the start date should be for my visa. I chose my birthday, September 11 as I thought it would be a good change for me to start living in a new country for a fresh start on my birthday.
Talk soon, Sarah x
I have been thinking about writing a blog for awhile now, I decided to stop putting it off and saying I’ll do it one day. I’m writing this for myself but maybe helping someone else to not make the same mistakes I’ve made along the adventure I’ve lived transitioning from a teenager into an adult in the “real” world.
You may ask what this blog is about? I am not what you would imagine as a typical blogger. I don’t have model looks or a wardrobe to die for. I’m a young Aussie who is currently living abroad in the UK. This blog will be about the experiences I have had in the moving process, adapting to a foreign country but also about my day to day life.
You can read more about me here. I would love to hear your feedback.