Absolutely Smashing It In My New Weekend Job

I’ve been living for the weekend and holidays for quite a long time now. Working full time in the week has left me absolutely gagging for that sweet, fun weekend ahead! That was until my tax bill propped up around the corner and I realised I needed to SAVE SAVE SAVE. I decided to email a load of local venues saying something along the lines of “are you taking on any staff at present? I’m hoping to take on something casualRead more

10 Situations That Will Make Any Traveller Want To Scream “Why Though?!”

  As told with Gifs and rage… 1. When an airline has tons of early morning flights and only 2 check in desks open. 2. When someone in your dorm room in your Hostel gets up at ridiculous O’clock for their flight and hasn’t packed the night before and so ensues the never ending rustling of plastic bags. 3. You get chatting to the standard travel boaster wanker when you’re a couple of drinks deep and really not in theRead more

You Can Take The Girl Out Of Spain But You Can’t Take Spain Out Of The Girl!

Today has been one of those massively reflective kinda days. You know the type of days that people only really have in music videos? Where they stare out of a rainy window whilst they drink something alcoholic, smoke a fag and think about their ex.  I’ve been having the same kind of day in my head. Minus the beautiful dramaticness of it all though, as I’ve been at work all day so wouldn’t really be able to get away with it;Read more

Why I Owe My Dad Everything And Nothing All At The Same Time

I try not to get too personal, too often on this blog. I often spare the personal posts that I write for my outside writing gigs with The Huff Post or even Matador; but there is nowhere that I would rather write this post then right here on my most treasured place in the whole wide world, so hang with me because it’s going to be turbulent, emotional and extremely different from what you’re used to reading from me. ThereRead more

A Countdown Of My 7 Most Ridiculous Memories Abroad

Every time I tell people stories, I am normally met with “only you, Lizzie”. I’m often getting myself into bizarre situations that my friends look forward to hearing about. In fact, only yesterday one of my friends described me as having a likelihood to Shosh from Girls by saying “if we were at a party, you would accidentally smoke crack & take your skirt off and I wouldn’t bat an eye” – Don’t worry though Mum, I’ve never smoked crack, accidentally orRead more

7 Things My Mum Taught Me About Travel

1) You don’t need to break the bank on an extravagant all inclusive on the other side of the World. I would never, ever turn down a lavish, luxury trip somewhere. But unfortunately it’s just not always that affordable. My mum was bringing up two kids on her own and so couldn’t afford a lot of the holidays that kids in my class would go on. She never let that get her down though; we saw all the corners ofRead more

22 things that travel taught me in 2014

1) That the world really is a pretty small place. A friend of mine hooked up with a guy in Rome only to discover later on that they shared a mutual friend on Facebook, who just happened to be the guy that she was seeing on her study abroad scheme on the other side of the world. Once when I was in Iceland I got chatting to a lady on my bus, only to find out that she came fromRead more

25 Important lessons you learn from living in Spain.

1) Siesta’s are the holy grail and should be treated as such. Across sea’s we don’t necessarily understand napping as a pivotal part of your day… it’s more like a luxury. But come a day in the middle of the Summer when you are standing at the front of your class in the sweltering heat suffering from a late night – either from your own bad life choices or due to the fact that it is just too hot to sleepRead more