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Take 43: Shopping for Clothes

You know, Abbey is very eco-conscious. She worries about wasting water and about having the heating too high. She buys organic beauty and cleaning products and tries to buy locally grown food. I don’t do any of these things. But the one thing I feel quite strongly about is clothes. […]

Take 42: First Impressions

I remember when I first came to the Czech Republic. I was experiencing first impressions every five minutes! Firstly, the language. OK, yes, I know I laughed at Lenka… but when you’re learning a language in your native land, you tend to only encounter the things you’re learning. You’re out […]

Take 41: England. At last.

Well, we did make it to England after all. The cancelled flight was a bit of a pain. We only found out when we were all packed and ready to go. It was so disappointing. All the other flights that day were fully booked, so we gave up and went […]

Take 39: Staycation vs. Workation

Being a freelancer is wonderful! You’re free, as the name suggests, to choose what you do and when. You get to do the projects you want to do when it suits you best. Got a picnic planned for Wednesday afternoon? Or your mum visiting for a week? Or perhaps you […]

Take 38: Somewhere to Stay

I’ve never really liked hotels. I find the experience rather sterile. Firstly, there’s reception. No sooner have you walked through the doors than three matching smiles turn towards you and stay fixed on you until you explain why you’re there and prove you weren’t just trying to use their bathroom. […]

Take 37: Summer Fruit

I love markets. The sellers calling out over the crowds of hungry buyers all taking in the delights via every sense; the colours, the shapes, the smells, the tastes… Everything is so fresh—straight out of the ground, or off the bush, or from the tree. No chemicals or pesticides or […]

Take 36: What to Pack

Going on holiday is all about having fun! But getting ready for a holiday can be a little bit stressful. What should you do when you’re there? Do you schedule the whole holiday or take it day by day? Do you want to see the biggest tourist attractions or wander […]

Take 35: Things to Do

I am so excited about our trip to England. I want to make the most of our time there. But I hate planning anything! In normal life, I’m pretty good at planning. I do it all the time. But that’s the point! I don’t want to have to plan my […]

Take 34: Planning a Trip

I’m terrible. I rarely go on vacation. If I do, it’s usually for a long weekend. I never go anywhere exotic or very far away. It’s not easy to take time off when you work for yourself. Ha! I realise that sounds like nonsense. Yes, I can take as much […]

Take 40: At the Airport

I’m not a very regular traveller, but I do travel. But my flight had never been cancelled before this year. Then this year… twice! I don’t know why today’s flight was cancelled. I was so busy trying to rebook us on another flight that I forgot to ask. But last […]