Category: Life In The UK

Passport Photos

Resident Permit or Passport Photos from your Phone

As part of moving to France and dealing with the authorities, we had to take several passport photos. We first had ours done at Timpsons as our kids were too short for the photobooths but were not quite please with the results and the costs. After obtaining our initial Visa to relocate to France, we […]

5KM Run

Sporting Weekend With The Kids

I am super proud of both my kids over the weekend. We flew back to the UK to head over to Windsor for a corporate charity event. Upon arrival at the hotel, De Vere Beaumont Estate, I was overwhelmed by the scale of the event. I have only been with the company for a year […]

Red and White Metal Mail Box

Get Your Mail Redirected When Moving Abroad

Did you know Royal Mail can redirect your letters abroad for between 3 months to 1 year. This can be further renewed as needed. We setup the redirection roughly 2.5 weeks before heading of. Royal Mail do state that they need at least 5 working days to get this setup and recommend setting this up […]

R.I.P Queen Elizabeth II

It is sad news and my kids are gutted. The longest reigning British Monarch have sadly passed away today. She was the only ruling British monarch in my lifetime so far. I admire her for the sense of duty she had and navigating through so many challenges from wars to scandals within the royal family […]

Photo of Person Holding Graduation Cap and Diploma

I Graduated From Oxford

Well, sort of. I just completed my Oxford Executive Strategy Program online through GetSmarter. It is an 8 week program that was gave me a taster on the Oxford approach to strategy. It is not my first online only executive learning I did although as I did an Open University MBA before but it had […]

Farewell To My Neighbours

I have started to let my neighbours know that we will be vacating the place in roughly a weeks time. Messages of congratulations poured in. It was such a shame that I didn’t spend more time to get to know everyone on my road rather than the occassional hi and goodbye with small talks. I […]

Marketplace

Best Places To Get Rid Of Your Furniture & Belongings

With our upcoming move to France, we had to declutter the home and get rid of some of our belongings. The following are places that we found most useful on trying to get rid of stuff. Our main focus was to re-homed our items as fast as we can. Facebook Marketplace (Fee Free) We sold […]

21st Class Stamp

Royal Mail Stamp Swap Out

Did you know that Royal Mail are adding barcodes to their traditional regular stamps? The barcodes are to offer future digital services that are accessible through the Royal Mail App. Any stamps of any denominations primarily featuring the Queen’s Head can be swapped out as they will no longer be valid after 31st January 2023. […]

people in stadium during daytime

Hear The Lionesses Roar

We witnessed history being created this evening when England’s Women’s Football team were crowned the European champions at Wembley Stadium! My daughter and I watched the live telecast on BBC and had a rollercoaster of emotions throughout. It is most definately a well deserving performance by the team and a fairy tale ending for the […]

Back From Sweden!

Well, i just got back from Sweden about and hour ++ ago. It was snowing when I left Vasteras airport. It was super cool to see snow from the airplane windows. Yup, it might have been a while since I made any post on my blog. My effort just died off for no apparent reason. […]