Live With Elle

Welcome to the new section of my blog where I highlight some of the talented creatives that I’ve followed from around the world. These fortnightly posts will highlight a small amount of the talent that is already out there, and hopefully promote more collaboration, rather than competition between creatives. This week we’re highlighting the work…

Teaching agencies in London: supply or long contracts?

Teaching in London is exciting, challenging and rewarding. I can say my experiences shaped not only my teaching, but also many of my beliefs. If you are in contact with an agency (generally how overseas teachers get started) you’ll be asked a question up front: supply or contract? Each have their pros and cons, so…

When the Adventure Ends

A lot of the time I write about things I’ve learned from, or the benefits of travel, for which there are many. What I tend to stay away from is the aftermath of travelling, the negatives and also asking for advice. For some, the comforts of home are something to look forward to, and for…

The Negative Side to Moving Abroad

Moving abroad is an incredible challenge that can easily look like an exciting adventure 100% of the time. While it is all of that, there is the side that doesn’t make it to Instagram. The feeling of failure when you come home You spend insane amounts of time and money planning and discussing your big…

14 Bucket List Travel Moments You Need To Try

Paris with someone you love As cliche as it sounds, the city of Love has a reputation for a reason. I’ve been to Paris three times with different people, single and in relationships. I absolutely suggest you see Paris regardless of who you are/aren’t with but my favourite trip (so far) would be Valentines Day…

My Guide To Setting Up in London

Unless you know people who’ve done it before or are moving through an agency, there’s always so many questions you need to find about moving to London. This is not everything, and is entirely from my own experiences. But this is what I think you need to know about setting up in London: 1. Bank…

Teaching in London 101

Before I begin, this is completely based on my experiences, and that of my friends. I can only tell you what we experienced, and not what anyone else has. I am a high school teacher, so my experiences will also vary from primary teachers. Take from it what you will, but don’t use this as…

A love letter to London

London, I love the way you bring people from all walks of life together in their everyday life regardless of ethnicity, social class, language, sexuality, gender identity or income. I love how easy it is to travel to so many parts of the world like Europe, Africa and North America. But I also love flying…

Dating in London

Whilst I generally tend to keep my love life off the public internet, one of the (many) reasons I moved to London was to move on from my first big heartbreak. What better way to do so than by travelling and being surrounded by hot British, and other, accents! For any single man or woman…