Review, travel

The Art of London

Two weeks ago today, I had just returned from Japan the night before, but was up, at it, and off to London! It might seem not-exactly-sensible to have committed to a weekend away immediately after returning from such a trip, but working life led to it really with that being my only three day weekend… Continue reading The Art of London

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Good Things Come in 3s: Kyoto, Kumamoto, and Caitlin

After a great introduction to Japan through two days in Tokyo, it was time for me to head to Kumamoto via a day in Kyoto. I took my first ever bullet train/shinkansen early in the morning to do the couple of hours travel from Tokyo to Kyoto. The shinkansen's are pretty roomy, there are also… Continue reading Good Things Come in 3s: Kyoto, Kumamoto, and Caitlin

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Don’t Look Back In Anger, Manchester

This morning, at 11 o'clock, there was a one minute silence across the U.K. in remembrance of the 22 people murdered on Monday night, and all others affected. It was the second deadliest terrorist attack on British soil since the 7/7 bombings in London. Children, parents, siblings, friends, went to a concert, and did not… Continue reading Don’t Look Back In Anger, Manchester

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How to Motivate Yourself

Time for a classic procrastination-induced post. This one is a little hypocritical perhaps, because I'm trying to motivate people as a means to distract myself from work, and I apologise for that. There have been a lot of things going in my life this year, to the point where I was asked in multiple job… Continue reading How to Motivate Yourself

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Life at 23

Last week on 13th April, I turned the big ol' 2 3. Twenty-three. My goodness me. Now there some great connotations attached to the number 23, Nathan Scott and Michael Jordan's basketball numbers, the bowling lane they use in the Big Lebowski, X-23 is Wolverine's daughter and also called LAURA!, and a beautiful song by… Continue reading Life at 23

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Dublin. St Patrick’s Day. Derry. So Happy.

I have, quite literally, collapsed from the most wonderful weekend into a week of essays, training, and three job interviews - LIFE. Here is a quick whistle stop tour of it! Dublin on St Patrick's Day been on my travel spreadsheet for ages, and in my mind of must-go-to places/events for even longer. This year,… Continue reading Dublin. St Patrick’s Day. Derry. So Happy.