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Frankie Thompson
Works at Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel
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I'm back blogging again! Here's a post sharing with you the best place for afternoon tea in Amsterdam... in my humble, cake-munching opinion.

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/amsterdam-afternoon-tea-hotel-droog
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Some photos from an afternoon spent on #Amsterdam 's canals with a Boaty solar powered rental boat. 

Full review here -> http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/amsterdam-electric-boat-boaty-hire-boat-review
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In July we are going to travel to Amsterdam. Hopefully we have nice weather.  Your pictures are great.
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Cycled into town to see the world's first MDMA shop, open for one day only. Admittedly, more a publicity stunt by the Jonge Democraten to get signatures for legalising XTC but it was very well executed with lots of people explaining exactly why they want the Dutch government to consider it. Who knows, maybe it will be another regular feature in Amsterdam soon...? 
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Are you a freelancer? Are you thinking about becoming one? Want to know what makes me happy and financially afloat as a freelancer?

Here are the twelve most important lessons I've learned in 3+ years of #freelancing .

I hope it's helpful 

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/things-beginner-freelancers-should-know
Over three years ago I left full-time employment and began a new career as a freelance copywriter in order to travel long-terms and pursue my love of writing. I've learnt a lot since then and made a lot of mistakes, so here's a rundown of the lessons I've learned and all the things I wish I'd known as a beginner freelancer.
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Staying in self-catering accommodation is my favourite and after 2.5 years of over 30 holiday houses and apartments, I've put together a list of tips to help you choose the best self-catered accommodation for your next #travel  adventure, whatever that may be.

Hope they help! 

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/advice-for-finding-good-self-catering-accommodation
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Good news friends! It's #WorldBookDay  and to celebrate I'm giving away a free ebook to anyone who wants one. Yup, ANYONE!

Just choose your title from the pic (or here http://www.amazon.com/Frances-M-Thompson/e/B00BUIZEHK/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) and leave a comment with your choice and I'll get in touch to give you your ebook!

HAPPY READING!!!

#freeebooks   #amreading   #freebook  
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Wow! You've been very busy writing. Congrats. 
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Taking a little big break from #blogging for a very special reason...

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/back-soon-with-baby-bird
I'm taking a break from regularly updating the blog for a few weeks as I prepare for and recover from having my first baby! Hope to be back soon!
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This morning I attended a course all about getting to know my borrowed country, the Netherlands. It was interesting, enlightening and gave me a new list of places I really want to see... It was also held in an amazing location, the beautiful Het Grachtenhuis museum. If you're also an expat or international resident in NL I highly recommend checking out www.dutch-discoveries.nl for more information! 
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NEW POST The view from on top of Amsterdam's Red Light District... and how you can enjoy it too.

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/amsterdam-travel-climbing-up-oude-kerk-red-light-district

#Amsterdam   #travel   #travelphotography  
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Some photos from our luxury babymoon in Phuket... surely not our last holiday ever!?!? #travel   #Thailand   #luxurytravel  

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/luxury-babymoon-in-phuket-thailand
Photos and a report from our recent luxury babymoon in Phuket, Thailand featuring where we stayed, what we did and my thoughts on if this really will be the final luxury holiday for us…?
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Love #Amsterdam ? Love #photography

Let your loves unite and have a party with these, my recommended best locations for taking photos in Amsterdam.

http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/amsterdam-best-photo-locations
If you're hoping to take some great photos during your visit to Amsterdam, these are my favourite locations for taking photos in central Amsterdam, so take note and get your camera or phone ready!
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NEW POST: The places, people and furry friends that made me happy last month... http://www.asthebirdfliesblog.com/posts/moments-of-happiness-february-2015
A collection of things and events that made me happy in February 2015, from moving house to eating cake. (P.S. There will always be eating cake.)
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  • Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel
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  • As the Bird flies...
    Writer, 2011 - present
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I'm a Londoner turned wanderer who has been nomadic since October 2011. I write a blog about travel, freelancing and following your dreams. I also write and self-publish fiction. And I write words for websites, magazines, brochures and blogs as a copywriter.
Introduction
I am a self-published author of contemporary fiction and a hyperlocal London blogger (Bird in the Bush) turned travel blogger (As the Bird flies...).

I write stories about special places, genuine experiences, different perspectives and how travel makes people feel. 

In August 2013, I self-published my first short story collection called "Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel". You can buy these tales of adventure, wanderlust and unusual journeys for just £2.80 ($4.49 USD) from my blog or from Amazon and Kobo.

You can read one of the short stories, called See the Amalfi Coast for free.Download it from here or buy for $1.00 on Amazon or Kobo.
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Amsterdam - London