I arrived in Geneva, Switzerland about 45 minutes late due to a delay on the runway at Newcastle. I wasn’t surprised as the snow and ice in The UK was unrelenting leading up to departure day, but actually the tardiness of my flight was due to low lying fog in Geneva. Something which appears to […]Read more "Diary of a Chalet Girl pt 2: Week 1 & 2, I fucked up… France"
Remember this? I’m planning to spend the summer holidays with Mum and Dad in Northumberland as I’d like to check out Newcastle as a potential move following my PGCE and… well, because Mum and Dad are awesome. – Zoe, 23/05/2017 Ahem, sooo… I kickstarted teacher training at the end of August 2017 with a team […]Read more "9 Months Later…"
Surprise. I mean given my last blog post I guess it’s not really surprising that I’ve returned to England. My job wasn’t working out for me and China was aggressively getting on my tits on a daily basis. Yes, I might have left on a particularly shitty note; storming out of the office whilst demanding […]Read more "China #3: The Land of I don’t care, I want to go home… Huzhou, China to London, England"
I don’t ever remember summer in England being this damn HOT! Of course, it helps that I didn’t experience much of a summer last year, accidentally swapping out my regular mid year sunshine for rainy days in Adelaide. I’d already completed the hard graft of landing my next job before arriving back in the UK, […]Read more "British Summer Time"
On a dark, dark day in a dark, dark city there was a girl, dressed in dark, dark clothes. Like, literally… In all black. It was raining, and raining and just when I thought it couldn’t rain anymore, it did. So instead of shlepping around, lost in said rain, I devised a special tour of […]Read more "The Grim History Tour of Saint Petersburg, Russia"
Hermitage? Nah. Peterhof? Too lazy. Canal tour? Nope. What exactly did I do with my three days in Saint Petersburg? Okay, so I ate a lot. And I walked a lot… but not in parks; Mostly just around run down industrial areas in the rain. And I saw some raccoons and owls and dire wolves… […]Read more "The Anti-Sightseeing Travel Blogger… Saint Petersburg, Russia"
I’ve not seen the full spectrum of public holidays in my time here, but it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and that’s all that matters. /blank stare Catholic Christmas: 25th Dec’ Catholic Christmas (or UK Christmas or US Christmas, or whatever you want to call it) is celebrated in a small way […]Read more "A Mini Breakdown of Russian Holibobs… Somewhere in Russia"