Settling in to my new home

Almost a week into my stay in Warrington, UK and i’m loving it so far! I brought the Sydney weather with me that’s for sure, we’ve had perfect weather since I landed last Thursday. Thongs and sunnies all the way.

Phone was easy as pie to setup, bank account was about 99% done before I left Oz so all it took was a meeting with the bank and BAM I can get my first pay check!

Of course I will need to be working for that to happen.. which, if all goes to plan will start next week! The Looking Glass, the pub I’ll be working at is super cute and I’m assuming will be pretty much a second home to me… I’ve been there about 5 times already and I haven’t even started working there yet!

So far my time here has been spent meeting for coffee, shopping, drinking, too much pub food, train rides, bus rides and more drinking. Oh and Blackpool which is pretty much an entire town devoted to amusement parks, and a promenade complete with piers, ferris wheels, trams, arcades, fish & chip shops and LOTS of fairy lights.

Hopefully visiting friends in London this weekend before I become a working girl 😉


Rhode Island Coffee – where the magic begins

The Looking Glass – isn’t it cute!

The Barley Mow pub in Golden Square


One of the piers at sunset

The Trafford Centre, Manchester – most amazing shopping centre ever

Their food court was Titanic themed! Amazing!


It’s official. I’m going to the UK!


YES! Finally it arrived! My visa has been approved! Maybe tonight I’ll be able to sleep!

I’m sad to be leaving my friends and family (and tbh the most beautiful country in the world) but I’m sooooo excited to be going overseas, a new environment, new people, new opportunities and new adventures! 😀 😀 😀

Still lots to do and not much time to do it in! Did my voting this morning, and spent the day with my pop(coolest guy I know) and spent the night getting rid of everything that I own that I won’t be taking with me. Tomorrow dealing with travel insurance, gym memberships, bank accounts.. the list goes on.

8 days left and counting! eeeeeeeeee 😀


Time to GTFO of Sydney

Sometimes you just need to go for it.

“Stop worrying about what could go wrong and start thinking about what could go right”

I’ve decided it’s time. Time to pack up and leave.

I’ve been wanting to do this FOREVER. I have nothing keeping me in Sydney. Although I adore the city I grew up in, I have faith that it, and the people I love will always be here for me to come back to.

Car is for sale. Sorting out my VISA. Booking my flights. It’s all happening! Moving half way across the world to the cutest place ever – Warrington, UK.

My soon to be new home…

A small town named Warrington. Midway between Liverpool and Manchester, UK

A small town midway between Liverpool and Manchester, UK

ahh snow! beautiful!

Warrington Town Centre

Warrington Town Centre

Absolutely love it! Looks straight out of a Hugh Grant movie ❤

Sorted a place to stay, a job to start, I have friends there waiting for me… Can’t Wait!

Wish me luck!

Samantha xx