How much should you reveal about yourself in a London ‘room to rent’ ad?

I strategically forgot the bit about hubby leaving his shoes in the middle of the doorway, and that he is an Aussie Arsenal supporter who can scull a beer in less than 30 seconds.

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New to London? Here are some top tips to get you started

So you are coming to live in London. How do you find a place to live, find a job, get a UK mobile phone, open a bank account, register with a doctor and make new friends?

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How can we afford to travel the way we do?

HONEYMOONING NOMAD: People often ask me “how can you afford to travel so much?” or “how do you get the time to travel so much?”. Well, let me tell you…

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Please donate: Entrepreneurs funding entrepreneurs in the developing world

WildHearts is a charity that raises funds to provide micro-loans to people in developing countries so they can start their own businesses and improve their communities. Over 90% of the people they help are women breaking the cycle of poverty.

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When was the last time you did something for the first time?

HONEYMOONING NOMAD: When reading a magazine recently, I came across the question “when was the last time you did something for the first time?”

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Digging in and putting down roots at my London home

HONEYMOONING NOMAD: London garden, quite contrary; is my garden how I grow up?

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Australia: Have a good one! (A good what?)

HONEYMOONING NOMAD: It is more important than ever that we celebrate our freedom by enabling others, when we can, to live freely too. But a good place to start is in our own country.

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Growing up from the grown-up gap year

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | The working holiday was just that; a holiday. Now it’s time to get serious about life.

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Winter IS coming, London

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | Guess what, dear reader… British Summer Time is over; the clocks have been turned back and all over the city there are clues of what is to come.

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Heading home to Aussie bovine freedom

Honeymooning Nomad | Of course my friends and family top the list, but there’s something else you don’t really find in the UK that this Australian misses dearly and I can’t wait wrap my laughing gear around it.

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Is Dry January sending the wrong message?

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | Dry January is a great excuse to save your money and improve your health. But after 31 days without alcohol, if you feel entitled to reward yourself with a boozy weekend, maybe this approach is not working the way it should.

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The real Aussie life in London

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | 17th of August marked the one year anniversary of our arrival in London. Half of our “tour of duty” is over and I can’t help but feel very sad.

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Mating season

Summer is when London comes alive, and no more so than for the city’s singletons — coaxed from hibernation with the promise of fun, flirting and first dates.

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The end of the honeymoon?

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | After the honeymoon period is over, it’s time to decide what’s a mere quirk, or an ultimate deal-breaker.

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Gone in sixty seconds

HONEYMOONING NOMAD | How much can you actually accomplish in a minute?

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