Do you say ‘thank you’ to the London bus driver?

A simple trip on the bus makes an Aussie expat question her perceptions of what common courtesy is. Are Aussies more polite than Brits?

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Kitting out your new London digs: should you go new or second hand?

Most Aussies coming to London aren’t making a permanent move, so finding affordable options to fit out their new home is a must. There’s markets, and then there’s Argos…

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Brexit advice to EU Nationals living in the UK, sort out permanent residency now

EU nationals who currently qualify to apply for UK Permanent Residence should do so without delay, say immigration specialists.

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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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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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Loving London doesn’t prevent the occasional bouts of homesickness and culture shock

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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UK visas and passports: Right of abode explained

One of the terms that one often encounters in the UK immigration rules is the so-called ‘right of abode.’ But, what is this so-called ‘right of abode’?

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Pay for your holiday by renting out your UK home

The idea of making money off your home while you are away, is not a particularly new concept but sometimes the logistics of letting out your house over the holidays puts you off the process altogether and the effort outweighs the gain.

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Considering a Move to the UK? Learn about the Culture

If your New Year’s plans include possibly moving to the UK, then there is a lot you’ll want to consider before making your final decision.

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You try not to just live with other Aussies and Kiwis overseas, but eventually it happens

Is it inevitable that you live with fellow so-called ‘Antipodeans’? Is this really such a bad thing?

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21 ways an Aussie expat can tell they’re becoming British

Work out if you’ve made the transition from Aussie ocker to English blue blood with this essential expat’s checklist.

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Is the best people watching in the world on London’s Tube?

The London Underground offers what some aficionados might say is one of the world’s, if not THE world’s, finest people watching opportunities.

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Living in gloomy, rainy London: umbrellas vs hoodies?

Despite the traditionally romantic image of the English gentleman wielding a 48-inch, neatly gathered navy brolly, it doesn’t really match the reality on the London high street.

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