In the summer of 2015 I made a decision to move back to the UK after spending 5 and a half years in the colourful city of Hong Kong.

Top of Fei Ngo Shan (Good times)

Hong Kong will always have a place in my heart, I spent half of my 20s in this city and the memories, the experiences, the people I have met and lessons that I have learnt here are priceless.
I (heart) you HK!


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I knew I didn't want to move without something lined up on the other side and within a month, I managed to score an awesome job in London. London was always somewhere I had wanted to 'test' out (I'm actually from Newcastle, although my accent doesn't say so..). London is a city you see in so many films and the bright lights of another city did excite me.

On the 9th of October 2015, after an emotional month of farewells and packing my life into 3 large suitcases, a one way ticket and ugly crying at airport departures, I said Goodbye to Hong Kong.

Arriving in London

October = Autumn = falling leaves, dark nights and my Winter wardrobe..

I didn't realise this but, almost all of the clothes I brought with me were BLACK if not.. a dark shade of grey and blue. Hong Kong in October was still at least 32 Celsius and I was swanning about in my little denim shorts and flip flops.

It's true what they say about London; grey skies, rain and people wear a lot of black. I was getting off to a good start as I had already got the black wardrobe down and was still getting used to the weather again (I can probably talk more about the weather, but lets not.. here. #britgirl).

Mostly dark clothes on the tube

So far, London has been kind to me and I am still exploring this city, which I will post about, how I get on and what I get up to.
Nothing has quite phased me (yet) as I feel Asia has trained me well in terms of crowds, other people's hygiene, rush hour and commuting tactics - But let's see...

Nat xo
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