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Welcome! I'm Virginia, a travel writer / podcaster / artist from the UK, a linguist, graduate of European Politics & Languages, & serial expat. I began this blog in 2012 to inspire you to go explore the world, sharing places I've visited & opportunities to travel, work, study & live abroad! After 8 years of travel writing & over 500 posts, it evolved to cover all my interests, so I now also write on wellbeing, careers & painting, alongside travel. Click here to find out more...
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Today I attended the launch of the Civil Service Future Leaders Scheme for the 2022 intake, held at Coventry Cathedral. The #FLS is a 1-year leadership development programme for Grades 6&7 and I was so so thrilled last year to be accepted onto the very competitive scheme, which had over 2,500 applicants for 400 places. It was hugely exciting to see it kick-off today, and I look forward to the next year on the scheme!
My Welsh Guard front row, front page, marching and shouting on St David’s Day 🏴💂🏻♂️
Costa Rica pt 2: Arenal 🌋
Costa Rica Pt 1: Monteverde Cloud Forest
In 2022 I was surprised and incredibly honoured to be invited back to my former school, as Chief Guest at the school’s annual Prize Giving ceremony! As well as giving out prizes to the highest-performing pupils in front of their proud parents, the Chief Guest also makes a speech, and I chose to speak about how my time at the school had equipped me for life, travels and careers beyond school. I framed my speech with this quote by Mary Oliver, which is an excellent one for us all to consider at the beginning of a new year: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
10-years after graduating from @uniofexeter, this weekend back in Exeter, visiting all our old favourite haunts, brought back all the memories and all the love for these wonderful friends! What a ball we had 🥰
He’s back!!! After almost 7 months away, he is now back for good and I am over the moon! ❤️
New (and final!) blog post! Today marks the 10-Year Anniversary of The Well-Travelled Postcard!
The Royal Victoria Ball at the Palace of Versailles 🇬🇧🇫🇷 was simply the most magical night of all, and so special to share it not only with so many friends, and also with my very own father! From the palace to the champagne, the reeling to the fireworks, it was a dream from start to finish ✨
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