16 Goals in 2016: Half-Year Progress

1. Visit fifty new places. I checked my list two days ago and saw the last thing I wrote was Puerto Banus, which was in March, so obviously I have forgotten a bunch. I think my favourite new places are the Tattershall Castle, the pub on a boat; Dublin, because it was great to see … Continue reading 16 Goals in 2016: Half-Year Progress

Sixteen Goals in 2016

I have taken an extra ten days to think about what I actually want to do and achieve in 2016, and I have finally come up with what I think is my best set of goals so far! These are my 16 in 2016: Travel 1. Visit fifty new places. I will visit fifty places … Continue reading Sixteen Goals in 2016

Parlo un po’ di italiano

3. Learn some Italian and German. Ciao! Come va? Mi chiamo Lauren. Come si scrive? L-A-U-R-E-N. Ho ventisei anni. Non so ancora come si dice il mio lavoro in italiano, ma posso dire che ‘Il profesore lavora in una scuola’ o che ‘La commessa lavora in un negozio’. In un bar: ‘Vorrei un bicchiere di … Continue reading Parlo un po’ di italiano

Londonniversary: A year of life in London

It’s the 2nd of October, which is an important day that no one knows about: it’s my Londonniversary! Yes, one year ago today, I packed a case that was far too heavy for me, struggled on and off four trains and undergrounds, only to get spectacularly lost five minutes from the place I was going … Continue reading Londonniversary: A year of life in London