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4.1.2020

I’m sat in the lobby of the same hostel I stayed in on my last visit to Bangkok a few weeks before. Back then I didn’t have the foundations fully constructed before a huge earthquake struck and shattered my head to pieces. I had an idea that damage was coming and that’s why I was… Continue reading 4.1.2020

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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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Vienna 11.2.19

So, now that I'm back in Beijing I thought it best to wipe away the two-week-old dust that has been gathering on my laptop and get to work on relaying my time in Vienna to you. It was so fucking sick. It was one of those weeks where you want to go back and hit… Continue reading Vienna 11.2.19

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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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9.2.2018

It's the last full day of the school term before the little kindergarten beans finish for Chinese New Year and it's been a great one. They're currently recharging their batteries after an energetic morning at the discovery play centre across the road. We tended to poorly animals in the vet hospital; shopped for our groceries… Continue reading 9.2.2018

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5.2.18

It's the beginning of my third week at the school, Chinese New Year is just around the corner and you can feel it. Teachers and assistants are tapping their toes whilst glaring at the clock itching for the day to be through so that they can begin their festivities. Beijing is a working city, therefore… Continue reading 5.2.18

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26.1.18

Mood: reflective, settled, happy. It's 8:38am and I'm commuting to my workplace ready for my 4th day of observing and training. This isn't the 'second' original job I had it's a completely new 'out of the blue' one. These past 9 days have been fucking frustrating and disheartening. So, the last time I wrote to… Continue reading 26.1.18