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Why Long-Distance Friendships are so valuable to us

Last week I shared with you HOW to keep Long-Distance Friendships strong despite the distance. This week I’d like to share with you WHY we need to bother. Keeping in contact with Long-Distance Friends is a bit of a faff (inconvenience). They live far away, you don’t see them everyday and contacting them is a nightmare, especially when you throw…

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Why York is and always will be, my favourite place

For me, York feels like coming home. Yes, I lived close to the city when I was little, visited multiple times and now one of my closest friends lives up there. But it’s more than that.  Maybe it’s the beauty. Maybe it’s the history. Maybe it’s the wonderful yet indecipherable Northern accent. I can’t put my finger on it, but…

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Loneliness – How to cope with it and let your roots settle in

Loneliness is a real taboo subject when talking to pretty much anyone about living abroad. Because it sounds like fun. And it totally is. It sounds super exciting and adventurous because that’s all true. But sometimes it’s hard. Especially if loneliness begins to set in. No matter what you do, there will be points in your life where you feel…

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The Subway Review

For this week’s Fries on Friday I didn’t feel like a burger, so I googled fast food places in America to get some much needed inspiration. And apparently, Subway is the highest grossing fast-food chain in the states. But would I call it fast-food? I’m not sure, but I did fancy a nice sandwich so I went with it.  Now…

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6 things Oxford has that Cambridge doesn’t

Unless you live in Oxford or Cambridge, you may not be aware of the intense rivalry between the two prestigious university towns. And this is no normal rivalry. It dates back to around 1208 when some Oxford scholars took refuge in Cambridge while fleeing from some irate Oxford towns-folk (probably because they thought they were better than everyone else, even…

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Driving in America vs. Driving in the UK

Driving in America and the UK is massively different. Yes, it is essentially the same. We both use these things called roads and metal boxes with wheels called cars to get from A to B. But I swear, the rest of it is like night and day.  Most significantly Americans (are lazy) like the convenience of automatic cars while manual…

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The Wendy’s Review – Fries on Friday

After a short hiatus, Wendy’s has stepped up to become Fries on Friday’s latest victim. That’s right, Fries on Friday has returned.   So, we’ve had a bit of a break recently. Mainly due to me being back in the UK doing some life stuff that included getting my US visa and then officially moving across the ocean. Nothing too major.…

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A guide to Brighton and why it’s so undeniably cool

Brighton is a cool place. But on the face of it, Brighton really doesn’t seem like anything special. It’s a little coastal town in the UK that used to be a resort where the posh Londoners could “get away from it all”.  But somehow, against all the odds, it has managed to avoid the decay suffered by other British resort…

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Long-Distance Friends – Staying close despite the distance

Due to being a military spouse, living abroad and life in general, I have maaaaany Long-Distance Friends. But whether you settle in your childhood town or run away from it as soon as possible, things change. You may be far apart from close friends due to work, further education, family or plain and simple adventure. Or those pesky spouses who’s…

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The only Fall Bucket List you are ever going to need

I’m living in America now and I may as well accept it. And what better way to do that than through a Fall Bucket List? – Become used to calling Autumn, “Fall” Fall = Autumn in British English. But for the purpose of this Fall Bucket List, I am embracing America and will be referring to Autumn as Fall. Even…

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