My Local British Bucket List

Before I emigrate, me and my Mum came up with a bucket list of all the things we wanted to do together before I left.  There was a mixture of things we’d done before, enjoy doing and just wanted to do again and some things that were completely new to us.  We worked out roughly a 1 hour radius from our home so we could do some things in an afternoon, an Essex bucket list with a small side of London!

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Street Art London: Camden Locations Photo Essay

London has some amazing areas for street art!  I first discovered Camden Town, London when I was 15 years old.  To me it was always the place to go for good music, the cool markets, shop fronts with giant objects (such as shoes) exploding from the walls and walking through crowds of punks and goths, to my ‘skater girl’ self, I was in my element!  I never really considered to wander away from the main high street, there was always plenty to hold my attention!  During my most recent trip, my aim was to go on the hunt for street art.  On a busy summer’s Sunday, the side streets were a welcomed respite from the crowds and in this post I share the 3 best street art locations that I stumbled upon!

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What Happens in the Visa Interview at the American Embassy, London

Yesterday was a big day for me, after 9 long months of paperwork and waiting, I had my interview at the American Embassy in London and walked away with my Permanent Resident Visa granted!  I struggled to find answers to some of my questions online, everything seemed to be a little out of date and the official website didn’t really help either.  So in this post I will cover: What can I take into the US Embassy?  What facilities are in the Embassy?  What is the interview process like? How long does the visa interview last? What are some Spouse Visa USA interview questions at the London embassy? Please remember that every interview is different, this is based on my experience of my interview in 2016.

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The Emirates Cable Car in London!

Did you know that there is a cable car in London?  Normally cable cars are a transport method used to get up mountains quickly, but of course there are no mountains in London!  Take a closer look at a London Underground map and there it is, the little stripy red line connecting Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks across the River Thames, and yep it happens to be run by my favourite airline, Emirates!

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What To Expect Visiting The Ice Bar London

Tucked away halfway down Regent Street is the Ice bar London!  Best way to describe it, is a walk in freezer full of ice sculptures, carved by the same artists that do the IceHotel in Sweden.  The bar is made of ice, the walls are ice, the tables and chairs are ice…even the glasses are ice (the floor isn’t ice so you don’t have to worry about slipping over)!  The 2016 theme was ‘Ice Bar Rocks’ a Rock n Roll, which was perfect for mine and my sister’s visit because we both love music!  The current 2018 theme is ‘Wild In The City’ with ice sculptures of animals.

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New Year’s Eve South Bank London: Is It Worth It?

Every British New Year’s Eve party pretty much uses Big Ben or the streaming/audio of the midnight South Bank Celebrations to bring in the New Year.  I’m not really one for New Years celebrations, most years I just stay at home and watch it on TV but I always thought “why aren’t I there?  I only live an hour away”.  It’s iconic and is shown all over the world as ‘how London celebrated’.  In 2012/2013 I finally ticked this off the bucket list.  Here’s what to expect if you decide to attend to South Bank NYE fireworks!

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Up @ the O2: Climbing a London Icon

Opened in 2012, people can climb up and over the top of the O2 Arena (aka The Millennium Dome!) in London!  Depending on whether it’s a week day or a weekend, for £25-£30 you can step into a climb suit and attach yourself to a wire system with something that looks like Pacman on a rope, while being watched by your trusty climb guide!

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