I Think I’m Too Old For TikTok. But Then I’m Not Sure It’s Suitable For Kids Either…

Like many other people, I fell into the TikTok rabbit hole during lockdown. I had resisted it for so long. It started by scrolling endlessly through videos for hours and then I decided to start making content myself. When you run a business online, you kinda have to be up on the trending platforms. More and more creators were saying that with the rate TikTok is growing, and how quickly you can grow an audience, it’s a good place to be. So I thought I would give it a go.

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2020 The Year of The Staycation: What My UK Mini Break Was Like

If you had told me at the start of the year that my only summer holiday in 2020 would be 2 nights in my home county, I wouldn’t have believed you! I had a week in Tennessee, USA planned, along with a week in Portugal and 2 weeks in Zanzibar (Tanzania). As you can imagine, they all got knocked on the head. One was completely cancelled, one got rebooked and the third is in vouchers. So to give me some sort of a break, I booked a last minute 2 night glamping trip, literally 20 minutes from my house!

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The Turmoils of Being in an International Long Distance Relationships in 2020

My goodness. What a time to be in an international long distance relationship! Everyone knows that 2020 has been a right pig. Weddings have been cancelled, visa processes have been temporarily suspended and borders have been closed for travel. Some people have missed out on holidays but for others it’s meant that they’ve been trapped miles away from their loved ones for months. Current expats and future expats are struggling right now.

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What It’s Like Flying International Long Haul In 2020: My Experience

Please keep in mind what the governments are recommending about travel. I flew between Chicago USA and London UK during the ‘non essential’ travel period. Non essential obviously means different things to different people. I had decided to repatriate back to the UK so considered my travel to be essential…even if it was an awkward time to be moving. But the flight was booked before everything started happening and my work contract was up at the end of May, so I decided to go through with it. It was a very strange experience. I felt safe and comfortable, but for the sake of the industry I hope it’s something that I won’t experience again.

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Flying Long Haul Business Class on British Airways: Chicago to London (June 2020)

We’ve started to see the horror stories on the news of the packed out flights and people moaning that there’s no social distancing going on etc etc. AIR TRAVEL IS DOOMED. Lets take a look at my long haul flight between Chicago USA and London UK that I took in the middle of June 2020 (1 week after the ’14 day quarantine on arrival’ was introduced in the UK). It wasn’t that bad at all. This post will be just focusing on what it’s currently like to fly in Business Class (Club World) with British Airways. I’ll be doing another post about the full airport to airport experience too.

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UK 14 Day Quarantine On Arrival: What It’s Like Travelling Into London Heathrow

On Monday 8th June 2020, the UK introduced a requirement for international travellers arriving into the UK to go into a 14 day quarantine. I travelled from Chicago USA landing in London Heathrow on Monday 15th June so therefore had to go through the motions. I have a feeling that it won’t be in place for long so I’ll be updating this post as and when things happen…if I wait 2 weeks until I publish, there’s a chance that it may not even be in place anymore!

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Living Overseas: Yep I Had An Emotional Breakdown Thanks To The Coronavirus

Now before you continue to read this post, I want to put it out there and say that it’s not another one that goes on about how to deal with the C-word, if we should still be travelling while it’s going on, offering advice or any of that.  It’s purely to share my experience of being an expat living overseas while the C-word temporarily takes over the world.  More so the mental health aspect of things and yes, how I did end up having an emotional breakdown over it.

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