Please note that I am not a visa or immigration expert and the details below are simply my experience. Things may have changed since my application in 2015. The post is my experience only and may not be entirely reflective of the experience of others. I get a lot of emails from readers about my … Continue reading Visa Application: Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa
When I first moved to the UK, I wanted to document the process - everything from preparing for my visa to selling everything I owned to actually getting on the plane. In my previous (private) blog, I documented this across three parts, and have been asked a number of times recently to discuss what my … Continue reading My Expat Journals – Part 1
The worst part of wedding planning is .... .... the bloody seating chart! My husband and I have accumulated a massive group of weirdos over the years, so had a really interesting group of characters attending our wedding. We had people coming who didn't know anyone, and people coming who knew people a little too … Continue reading Wedding Planning (Pt. 6) – The Worst Part of Wedding Planning.
My hometown is Saint John, New Brunswick. I was born & raised on the west side of the city and lived there until I went to university in 2004. After I graduated and moved back to SJ, I relocated to the uptown so I could be closer to work, friends and pubs. When I'm travelling … Continue reading YSJ
One of my favourite parts of wedding planning, was deciding where we would honeymoon. We knew we wanted to go somewhere tropical and likely all inclusive. I've never been to an all inclusive resort, but my husband had many times and easily convinced me it was a good idea. I was a bit apprehensive about … Continue reading Wedding Planning (Pt. 5) – Planning Your Honeymoon
My husband and I had talked about getting a dog from the very day we met. On our first date, we went to a pub near (funnily enough) where we live now. The table next two us had two dogs and both of us calmed our nerves down by oohing and ahhing over the doggies. … Continue reading Reuben Thomas.
I've received a few emails lately asking me questions as a follow up to my post 10 Things About Me so thought I would include an AMA section on the blog, which I'll feature every month or so. I've compiled the first round of questions below. What are the best destinations you've visited so far? … Continue reading Ask Me Anything
Opening a bank account in the UK was probably my biggest struggle. Most banks wouldn't go near me because I didn't have proof of employment or bills going to my address with my name on it (to prove I lived here). When I arrived, I stayed with a friend in his spare room for no … Continue reading Moving to the UK – Opening a Bank Account
Haven't updated your CV in a while and looking to do a professional polish? Applying for a job and a bit unsure of your CV's appearance? Here are my top 10 CV tips. 1. Use a clear font. No one wants to read anything, ever, in Comic Sans. You really shouldn't use your fonts as … Continue reading Top 10 Tip for Writing a CV
When we were planning our wedding, I spent a fair amount of time reading forums, blogs and facebook groups aimed at brides. I knew what type of wedding I wanted and generally how I wanted it to flow. I knew what sort of things I would need to arrange, like flowers and caterers and DJs, but didn't … Continue reading Wedding Planning (Part 4): Wedding Insurance – Is it worth it?