Author Archives: Lisa Aspeling

Will the Coronavirus Affect Your Travel Plans to the UK?

The outbreak of the coronavirus in China has gripped news headlines as governments, multi-national corporations and the public have been affected by what reporters have called a ‘pandemic’.  But how serious is this new virus, and should you change your travel plans to the United Kingdom in response? According to Australian media, the coronavirus is […]

Do You Qualify to Move to the UK Under the New Points System?

The United Kingdom (UK) is adopting an Australian-style points system to replace their current immigration approach now that the UK has left the European Union.  Under the new points system, migrants will have to accumulate at least 70 points in order to be eligible for a visa.  The new Immigration Bill will come into force […]

New UK Immigration System: More South Africans May Qualify for Work Visas

In the wake of Brexit and the United Kingdom’s (UK) new skills-based immigration system, South Africans will have increased access to UK work visas. According to Move Up, the new immigration system will see South Africans given access to work visas – in some cases with a path to permanent UK residence – based on […]

7 Things Flight Attendants Look for When You Board a Plane

Long haul flights are inherently high-risk journeys, and not just because you’re travelling in a giant metal flying machine over 30,000 feet in the air.  While flight attendants might evaluate how you’re dressed to see whether you may be a suitable candidate for an upgrade, or they might even eye your carry-on luggage to check […]

Megxit Humour: Our Top Ten Meghan and Harry Memes

Royalists, the media and even the Windsor family have been in uproar since the dramatic announcement made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) on 8 January that they will be stepping back from their “senior” role in the Royal Family. The media soon coined a new term to […]