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9.10.19 再见中国

My time in China is swiftly coming to an end (32 days to be exact) and whilst I’m gutted to be leaving behind wonderful friends, kids and teacher, I am so fucking ready to get out.  The fact was - and still is - that my first boss fucked me over by sabotaging my application… Continue reading 9.10.19 再见中国

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30.6.19

The last time you heard from me (was a while ago now) I told you about Beijing Wave's inaugural event "This Is Not Consent", an event using the topical issue of consent and sexual assault as a means of education. On Monday the 24th we'll be hosting our second event - a screening of the… Continue reading 30.6.19

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29.12.18

Monday will be 1 year since my arrival in China. On that day I touched down in my apartment (45 minutes from the city centre) at around 4:30pm with the help of a guy named Hugh. There were 3 other Chinese residents in that place who spoke no English. He took me out to get… Continue reading 29.12.18

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29.11.2018

There is a metaphorical bump in the carpet, an elephant in the room, a tiny chip on the windscreen that is slightly visible in almost all of my posts. People have brought it up to me in person, so it's noticeable.Almost 7 years ago I got into my first serious relationship where my Mum and… Continue reading 29.11.2018

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26.9.18

It's okay, the white noise and fuzzy black and grey screen (that always reminded me of this specific halter neck jumper my Mum used to wear) has temporarily been suspended. I am here. My presence through my blog, instagram and facebook has been pretty sombre and non existent since I returned to Beijing, and I'm… Continue reading 26.9.18

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22.8.18 (England pt.2 The Wedding)

You confidently walk through the darkness with your shoulders back and head up, sure of the final destination and content with the route you’re taking. You believe everything is as good as it can be, until you become aware of something a couple of metres behind you. It probably won’t do you any harm but… Continue reading 22.8.18 (England pt.2 The Wedding)

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10.8.2018 (England pt.1)

What are the best kinds of family relationships, you ask? Well, it's the ones where your Dad says "Oh, Years & Years played live and were on the telly the other day so I recorded it for you", whilst you are wolfing down a Tikka Masala fish in the back of the car doing 80… Continue reading 10.8.2018 (England pt.1)

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14.7.2018

(I began writing this post on the 14th) There are no words strong or heartfelt enough to describe this bitter feeling of loss blended perfectly with sheer pride. I am so very heartbroken that we did not make it to the World Cup final, that stomach churning feeling that occurred when Croatia scored to make… Continue reading 14.7.2018

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10.7.2018

I feel all over the place. There are so many little unicycles of problems, thoughts, happenings that are making stupid circles round the edge of my mind and I don't know how to stop them. Unicycles are fucking annoying. Unicycle #1: It's only 28 days until I start to make my 20 hour journey back… Continue reading 10.7.2018

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21.6.18

Shit, how has it been a month since my last post? I'm starting to understand why some adult elder people wish they did a lot more with their lives rather than work day in day out. Time really does flash before your eyes like a bolt of lightning. I feel like I have lots to… Continue reading 21.6.18