That moment when I realised London was my home

It took a chance encounter with a barfly and his dog at the pub down the road for this Aussie expat to discover he was a London local.

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It’s easy for an Aussie expat to pick up a London accent, innit

But don’t just think the expat affliction of acquiring an English accent is necessarily about contracting posh, clipped tones and a habit of saying yo-gurt, instead of yogurt.

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Not ready for marriage, but want to join your partner in the UK?

People are often surprised to hear that they do not necessarily have to marry in order to join their partner in the UK.

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Got a spare 48 hours in wintery London? Here’s what to do…

A ‘not your usual whistle-stop tourist itinerary’ for the visitor to London, or just some great ideas for locals looking for something a little different to do to keep their cockles warm.

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Make money from your London home when you’re away

Travellers are discovering a whole new way of paying for their personal holidays or making money from their business trips.

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Working in the UK: How to master the art of British office banter

Teasing is just as prevalent in the Australian workplace – and of course it depends on the job – but the British sense of humour is a particularly subtle and deadly weapon.

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Five things to do on your train commute to work

You may spend hours each week on the train on the way to and from work, but that time does not need to be wasted and in fact, it can be used productively to give you an edge for the coming day or to help you relax after a long day at the office. There are plenty of ways to spend your time each day that can be worthwhile.

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Australia Day means even more to expats in London

It’s our great patriotic duty to demonstrate our pride by making Australia Day all it can be for everyone living so far from home. But most importantly, celebrating Australia Day when we’re miles from home is going to remind us to appreciate every little thing that much more when we eventually return back to the greatest country on Earth.

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Is being married too old to do the working holiday thing?

Why not see the world at an age when you can better appreciate the history and the culture, not just the cheap hostel beds and student drinking prices? Why not move to London, jobless and homeless in your first year of marriage?

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How to survive the rest of January, even though you’re broke as hell

January can be a real b*itch when it comes down to finances…

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Moving to the UK? 5 things Australian expats should know

You’ve done your homework and already have the big essentials covered. Yet for making your transition over to the UK as smooth as possible, it’s often the little things that make all the difference.

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Amazingly romantic places in central London you need to see (and photo...

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing some of my favourite places in central London. But this time I wasn’t a tourist looking for a good shot, I was a photographer capturing the love of my two dear friends.

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Confused about the UK Ancestral Visa? Some questions answered

The UK Ancestral Visa remains one of the most popular ways for Aussies and other Commonwealth Citizens to live and work in the United Kingdom. Here, the Breytenbachs visa specialists address some of the muddy issues.

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Loving London doesn’t prevent the occasional bouts of homesickne...

To any Aussie expat experiencing any kind of culture shock or longing for home, remember that you’re not alone. But don’t lose your patriotism, and don’t lose heart.

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UK immigrants can find a sense of ‘home’ through food

2016 will be remembered as the year ‘diversity-angst’ came out the closet with a bang! Social documentary photographer, Tanya Houghton’s recent exhibition suggests that a powerful way to dissolve such fear is through food.

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