How I’m spending my Quaran-time

I haven’t been on the blog in a minute. Quarantine is a lot. It’s an odd time.  The world is in the midst of the massively overused but appropriate – ‘unprecedented times’.  We’re locked down for safety. All over the world. People are dying and suffering in the thousands. It…

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Busman’s Holiday

Sometimes you just can’t beat a coach journey. It may not be the fastest way to reach your destination but by gum it’s the cheapest. I picked up my first ever Flixbus in the early hours of Wednesday morning. My bus would depart at 3:20am to make its way to…

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Language Learning

Working in an international environment in the Netherlands, I consistently take for granted my lack of language skills. Here I am awed, by colleagues and friends, who speak, two, three, four, five plus languages, whereas they see this as something as run of the mill. Depending on their backgrounds, they’ve…

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Japan Bound

My next big trip is to Japan. Me; little Charlotte Gray is Japan bound. Do you ever stop sometimes and are actually floored by how amazing the world is? How vast it is? And that everything’s out there just waiting for you? Every now again, particularly when I’m cycling, and…

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Destination Unknown

Applying for jobs is a gruelling and unequivocally soul destroying process. I am passionate about few things, one of them is how much I dislike applying for jobs. Nothing makes me feel quite so inadequate about the skills and experience I have than inputting said information into different job databases…

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2017: The Year in Review

You may or may not know, but the number 17 is kind of my lucky number. As the year approached; I along with many others declared internally ‘This is going to be my year!’, and you know what…it actually kind of was. Despite laughing at all the memes of people…

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Just Start

You don’t even want to know how long I have already spent thinking about this blog. Worried if the name was good enough, if the topics I wanted to write about were good enough; ultimately doubting if I was good enough to even start a blog. And yes, I know…

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