…and once I met him I went with my gut

“I met a British guy over in Sydney a few years back. So I left Uni and came here to be with him. I don’t regret my decision, not at all – I was following my dream when I was studying in Sydney, and once I met him I went with my gut. I’d strongly encourage anyone to follow their intuition in the same way; because if it feels right, then the rest will work itself out.

And, well, I’ve move here and we’re engaged now, so things have worked out really well. I only see better things to look forward to”



“The most wonderful thing in life is to be delirious and the most wonderful kind of delirium is being in love. In the morning mist, hazy and amorous, London was delirious. London squinted as it floated along, milky pink, without caring where it was going.”
Yevgeny Zamyatin,


I moved 9 houses in the last 5 years, and my life changes massively each time


“I remember when I was 11 my father bought my postcards from his trip to the UK. Ever since then I really wanted to go. He told me he would take me but never managed to bring me in the next five years.

Even without visiting I knew I wanted to come here, and at the age of 16, pretty much the first opportunity I got, I made the move. The first time I moved in was also the first time I visited here. I had my bags and found a place in Brighton, where I could afford to start off by myself, and that’s it, I went from there. I didn’t have much more of a plan than that I just know what I wanted to do.

No matter what’s expected for you, if you have drive then just go for it. Otherwise you’ll never know what will happen. That’s what I did.

I moved 9 houses in the last 5 years, and my life changes massively every time. You have no idea. I’ve met so many awesome people along the way, honestly!

You get to understand different people and situations, how to adapt to them and mature. For me, exploring is key – if you have the energy and power, explore in every way possible.

London is busy place, it has productive environment. I need it. I’m a laid back person generally , so being in a city where everything is always on the move is what makes me get things done, otherwise I’d happily sit back and relax the whole time , and I wouldn’t have any of what I have to show now.”

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It’s so important for us to realise that the only place we will find long lasting, true happiness and acceptance is from within

Lizzie: We are planning to go to Paris. The plan is to do all the art galleries there. We want to just explore, as much as we can. There’s too many people who miss out, they have their bubble and can’t escape it. And any creativity they have is completely buried.
Laurel: It’s nice to be able to think like this, but it kind of causes problem too. A lot of the time we feel we can’t relate to people our age anymore – you know like all they care about is TV shows, and Snapchat.. or what are you wearing today. 
Lizzie: I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have each other.

Laurel: A lot of people look for happiness outside of themselves- in a job, in a relationship, in material possessions. Everyone is looking for the next thing that will ‘make them happy’, however what we must realise is that these things are all temporary. Once you have that ‘thing’ you desire, it’s usually not as fulfilling as you anticipated, and then it’s on to the next thing. These sources of happiness are external, and I feel it’s so important for us to realise that the only place we will find long lasting, true happiness and acceptance is from within.”

Lizzie Mailer & Laurel Spiers
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