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ANZAC Day

To all those unselfish heroes who have given everything for us – you will never be forgotten. Today (25th April) is observed as ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand, and is a day to commemorate and remember those serving in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Most notably, this day was started…

Travelling Is A Privilege

Travelling can have an immense positive impact on a person’s life. It broadens the mind, changes outlooks and perspectives on life. The potential exposure to new ideas, customs and beliefs can all lead to a personal growth. Travel changed my life. From living and studying overseas at the age of 18, to marrying my husband…

Dare To Be Wise – Study Abroad

I finished my A-Levels in 2004 and the plan was to go to University. I did not want to go to a London based University as I wanted to have the experience of independence and freedom. At 18 years old, I believed that I was fearless and brave and applied to University of Otago in…

Happy Hogmanay!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year or Happy Hogmanay! Hogmanay is the Scottish word used for New Years Eve, and is a huge celebration in Scotland, especially the capital Edinburgh. Although I have never spent a Hogmanay celebrating in the centre of Edinburgh or Glasgow, I have spent it with my family in Scotland…

Glasgow Patter

I am currently in Glasgow on a short surprise trip to visit my wee granny and have been thinking quite a bit about the language. Not the accent but the actual words used. Language is something that I have always found fascinating, not that I can speak anything other than English (know some very basic…