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Hello 2020: Life Update!

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Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had an amazing festive period and have recovered from the inevitable New Year’s Eve hangovers…

It’s been a long time since I last posted on my blog, so first of all, apologies for my terrible writing efforts – New Year, new me?

2019 was a year of change, which is why My Culture Craving was a little bit abandoned.

I transitioned from always being on the move or always saving for travelling to having a full time ‘career’ job and have found it difficult to juggle working, socialising and finding the time to write.

HOWEVER, one of my many New Year’s resolutions is to rekindle my passion for blogging and I hope to write on here a lot more regularly than I have been. 

But before I start, here’s a little rundown of what’s new with me!

As I mentioned above, I now have one of those proper jobs that everyone always talks about…

In February I started working at a Performance Improvement and Incentive Agency based in Oxfordshire (check out their website here if you fancy a nosy) and am chuffed to have found a job where I’m able to combine my love of customer service, writing, travel, food and drink. Taking this job was a big step for me as it meant commiting to staying in the country for more than 6 months at a time. This prospect scared the bejesus out of me but I also knew it was time to ground some roots in the Shire. 

It has taken some adjustment not constantly being on the move and I regularly get a bout of itchy feet however, I’ve managed to squeeze in a fair few trips around my 9-5 job and have also had some amazing opportunities to travel through work.

I’ve travelled to South Africa and The Maldives (working life isn’t sooo bad), stayed at Richard Branson’s outstanding Mont Rochelle Hotel, explored Cape Town’s coastline in a sidecar and swum in the crystal clear waters of The Maldives. These experiences are a far cry from the type of travel I’m used to (backpacking on a very tight budget) and therefore, give me a wealth of new content opportunities I wouldn’t have usually been able to write about. Yay!

Last year I also moved out of my family home to a village near Bicester and am excited to explore more of the foodie experiences in the area in the New Year.  I’ve started to put together a must visit/must eat list of independent cafes and restaurants I’d like to go to, so please throw any recommendations my way – this list can never be too long!

I’m excited to get back into the swing of things with blogging and can’t wait to see what this year throws at me.

Cheers to many more memorable eating, drinking and travel experiences in 2020!

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