Oct 27

Expat Guest Blogger: 5 things I wish I’d known before teaching English abroad

Kit lived in Changsha for 18 months, a small city by Chinese standards. 7 million people crammed at the feet of the Heng shan (Southern Mountain) range; Mount Yeulu (Foot Mountain) forms the Northern most point of the chain and enjoys some phenomenal view over the bustling city below. Here’s his guest blog post about 5 things he wish he knew before going to China to teach English.

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Oct 19

A poetic take on clutter and stuff

“Why do we hoard, and leave clutter untouched, When all that we need just isn’t that much.” The decluttering process inspired a poem about getting rid of your stuff, and starting a new journey. Includes a Pinnable image.

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Oct 11

Turkish Politics: A spider’s web of intrigue to unravel and understand

An outsiders view of the current political situation in Turkey and the journey to get here. Here’s my take on the current political parties and the political landscape.

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Oct 09

One Fine Stay Review: At home in Soho

A review of my One Fine Stay in Soho London. It’s like an up-market airbnb service, and they’re only in a few select cities around the world.

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Sep 16

US Background Checks for House Sitting

Find out how to request a Police or FBI background check if your home owner is requesting an additional level of security before they engage you as a house sitter.

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Sep 13

Spicy Pineapple Salsa with Pul Biber

Here’s my tried and tested SIMPLE recipe for Spicy Pineapple Salsa with Pul Biber. It’s a creative way to incorporate this hot Turkish spice into a fresh and fruity salsa.

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Sep 10

Expats Guide to Coffee and Tea Blog Carnival

Finding Travel Bloggers One of the most popular pages on my website is my 100+ Travel Blogs accepting Guest Posts. The benefit of hosting and maintaining this list is that I get lots of great emails and comments from fellow travel bloggers and expat travellers. The other day I got an email from a blogger …

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Aug 26

Half Moon Bay 4th of July Parade Photo Album

Photo Album of the 2015 Half Moon Bay 4th of July Parade. See the cast of characters parading down Main Street for the annual parade to celebrate the Independence from us Brits! I kept my accent firmly under wraps!

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Aug 20

5 Expat Blogs to give you Itchy Feet

Every now and then I like Roving the internet to find a fresh batch of Expat Blogs for you to discover. Here’s a summary of the Expat Blogs I stumbled across on my latest surfing expedition:

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Aug 19

Killing time before the Half Moon Bay 4th of July Parade

Killing Time before & after Half Moon Bay 4th of July Parade I went Horse Riding, ate at Main Street Diner and walked the dogs in El Granada’s Quarry Park. Head to Vista Point for a panoramic view of Pillar Point Harbour and Mavaricks Beach.

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Aug 15

Guest Blog Guidelines for Roving Jay

I accept guest blog articles from other bloggers and writers. Content must be pertinent to Expats, Global Digital Nomads and House Sitters or other related topics. Contact me to pitch your idea.

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Aug 12

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve at Moss Beach

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is just north of Half Moon Bay. It’s famous for it’s tide pools and Seal Cove Beach. The best time to visit is low tide.

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Aug 05

A Stroll Down Half Moon Bay Main Street

I took a Stroll Down Half Moon Bay Main Street when I was dog sitting in Northern California. It’s a quaint old town, and it’s easy to see it’s mass appeal

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Jul 30

Point Montara Lighthouse & Cove Beach

Point Montara Lighthouse is nestled between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. The Coast Guard Quarters are now a hostel for cheap California Accommodation.

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Jul 20

Dog Sitting in Northern California

I went housesitting in Northern California near Half Moon Bay looking after 2 adorable dogs. We had plenty of walks along Montara State beach in the sun and during the fog, which seems pretty prevalent this time of year.

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Jul 01

20 Questions to ask before you begin your Pet Sitting Assignment

Before you start pet sitting, here’s 20 questions you should ask before you begin your assignment. These health and welfare tips will help ensure that taking care of cats and dogs during a house sit are all covered.

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Jun 28

Visiting the Queen’s Sandringham House, Gardens & Museum

A sunny spring day was the ideal time to visit the Queen’s Estate in Sandringham to tour the house, museum and gardens. It was a North Norfolk day out during my house sitting adventure in the county.

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Jun 23

The Yellow and Green Landscape of Norfolk

The Green Landscape of Norfolk sprouts blankets of yellows each spring with rapeseed flowers, and there are many other yellow flowers in the hedgerows and along the lanes during my dog sitting adventures.

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Jun 20

Steaming Around the Bure Valley while Dog Walking

The Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk’s longest fifteen inch gauge line, which runs between the ancient market town of Aylsham and Wroxham. I became an avid train spotting during my daily walks with the dogs during my house sit in Norfolk.

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Jun 17

Swanning Around during my Norfolk House Sit

This pair of swans live on the stretch of the Bure River near the Buxton Mill, and I saw them on a daily basis during my Norfolk House Sit.

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Jun 14

Changing Lanes for a Norfolk House Sitting Assignment

For two months I changed Lanes from California to British countryside for a Norfolk House Sitting Assignment. The local area is steeped in history, and the Old Mill is an iconic local landmark that is a constant reminder of this area’s past.

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May 21

LA Screening for the Wireless Generation

Wireless Generation trailer from creators Drew and Christine from Almost Fearless. This travel blogging duo created a KickStarter project to showcase other bloggers and professionals who are global nomads and chasing their dreams in distant lands.

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Apr 27

Don’t let Clutter hold you back

If you have too much clutter in your life, there’s no room to chase your dreams. So get rid of it and start a new life with the help of the Declutter Clinic

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Apr 20

In the Member’s Hotseat at We Love Memoirs

I’m in the Members hot seat at We Love Memoirs. One of the friendliest groups on Facebook

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Feb 26

Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay Book Review

Here’s my Review of Jennifer Barclay’s Falling in Honey, about her move from England to the Greek Island of Tilos.

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Feb 19

Josh Reviews Hollywood: 5 Worst Movies of 2014

To follow on from Josh’s review of the Special Mentions and Obscure Gems for 2014, and the 10 Best Movies of 2014 we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel and the Movie Squabbler is reviewing the 5 Worst Movies of 2014.

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Feb 09

Josh Reviews Hollywood: 10 Best Movies of 2014

Josh Reviews Hollywood’s 2014 Best Movies of the Year. As we run up to the Oscars take a look at some of the films that caught his attention. Read his Top 10 Best Movies of 2014.

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Feb 03

Josh Reviews Hollywood: Special Mention & Obscure Gems

Once again guest blogger Josh Reviews Hollywood: with his list of Special Mention & Obscure Gems. Did you watch these movies that made an impact in 2014?

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Jan 01

Cut the Crap: Free Yourself from Clutter

Zen Life in London After spending 12 weeks on assignment in a serviced apartment in London, I got used to seeing empty shelves and drawers. It was a Zen experience to wander into my flat each night .. and not be distracted by hubs of clutter on every conceivable surface. No stacks of discarded books from …

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Dec 31

Mince Pies and Cat Eyes for our Christmas House Sit

Christmas and New Year house sitting in Hermosa Beach .. looking after a pair of cats and making mince pies for Christmas Morning. Christmas hasn’t officially started until I’ve taken my first nibble of of mince pie.

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