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It's officially July and that means that there are only a few weeks to go until the end of term. What will you be doing over the summer? Meg lets us know how she is going with her budget and what travel she has planned. 

Summer holidays, are just around the corner. While some of us may be thinking woohoo! Others of us may be thinking uh-oh, or at least our bank accounts are. Something I miss hugely with supply in the UK are those fully paid holidays we have in New Zealand. A factor I never considered when finding myself with the urge to book tickets one way to the UK, and the amount of money I had in my bank account.

London is no place to save money! The weekends come around, and staying in for the weekend is not an easy option. You might have a quiet weekend, by heading to the pub to watch the All Blacks, or catching up with a friend for coffee, it all equals money.  When you live on the other side of the world, take the opportunities you are offered, even if it means spending 10pounds go! Your time here flies by. As the saying goes “travel is the only thing that will make you richer I recently had a teaching friend from New Zealand, who is currently still in New Zealand but about to arrive in the next couple of weeks question my decision as to why I am returning home at the end of year . In response to this question I replied “I am having too much fun, and in London you really struggle to save money ” (and I have a wedding) she quickly responded “oh I’m sure I will be different”.  As I write this thinking about all the Kiwi and Australian friends I have made, I do not know one who is not having the same money problems.  

Thankfully however, I booked a trip through Europe with Topdeck over the summer, if this had not been booked before I arrived though I would not be going on a month trip, two weeks max. At the moment the budget is tight as it is. However, “travel is the only thing that you buy, that makes you richer” how true it is. Memories, friends, and experience always come from a travelling adventure. Whether it be an adventure you would rather forget, like the tram ride I had in Istanbul been squashed up like sardines and getting felt up, or on that life changing experience of waking up at ANZAC cove for the dawn service, all experiences I will carry with me, wherever I go next. 

Remember if you are registered with Protocol Education you can receive great travel discounts. Contact Megan by emailing for more information. 

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Meg is a New Zealand trained teacher who began her teaching in the UK as a supply teacher and is now working in a long-term role. 

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