Foodiaries (2nd Ed.)

I was scrolling through my camera roll last week, wondering what I could blog about next and quickly realised that I hadn’t included any posts about food lately. What’s wrong with me?

I had been saving a few photos ever since my last food post (some of these photos date back to July 2017) so it’s well and truly time to pop some of these up and write a few quick reviews. Admittedly, I fell off the bandwagon toward the end of last year and totally forgot to keep taking photos, so a few of the best meals aren’t even pictured. Continue reading “Foodiaries (2nd Ed.)”


2018 – Two Weeks In, Two Countries Down

At the end of 2017, I decided I really wanted to make the most of every opportunity I had to travel in 2018. We are two weeks into the new year and I have already been to two new countries, have another lined up for the beginning of February, have a long weekend trip planned to France for August and also going to book a longer summer holiday for July sometime during the next week (that’s the goal anyway). So it’s safe to say that I am really heading into this year with all guns blazing and a very depleted bank balance.  Continue reading “2018 – Two Weeks In, Two Countries Down”

Christmas & NYE, Away From Home

During the lead up to Christmas, (while loading ourselves with fruit mince pies and chocolate gifts from work) we set into sorting out somewhere to escape to for the festive break. We (along with a group of friends) decided to go to Budapest, Hungary. The Christmas markets were meant to be one of the best in Europe, plus we had heard it was just a really amazing city overall. We knew it would be cold (but so was London) so we figured if we were going to be cold, we may as well be really cold with a good chance of snow for a white Christmas.  Continue reading “Christmas & NYE, Away From Home”

Festive London, 2017

Christmas feels like a distant memory, even though it was only a few weeks ago. The festive season was something I had been looking forward to ever since we arrived in London in May last year. Everyone knows I am a bit Christmas-obsessed, so as soon as it hit the 1st of December (it may or may not have been mid-November) I was out and about doing as many Christmassy activities as I could.  Continue reading “Festive London, 2017”

Winter Weekends Away

December has been a full-on month and it’s not even halfway over yet! Over the past few weeks, we have made the mission out of London for a couple of weekends away.

The first was Cardiff to watch the All Blacks v Wales at Principality Stadium. We headed out on Saturday morning on the train and were back on Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t a big weekend of exploring, but we were really just there for the rugby and it was well worth the trip! The atmosphere in the city was awesome and lasted well into the early hours of Sunday morning. A fire alarm in our hotel at 4am didn’t help the late night/celebratory beers situation (but we were too tired to even get out of bed). Continue reading “Winter Weekends Away”

I’m Still Alive!

Not that I think you are all refreshing your inboxes waiting for a notification to come through about a new blog post, but I realise I have been neglecting the blog recently! I didn’t actually realise how long it had been, but a couple of weeks ago it was 6 months since we left NZ. That time has absolutely flown by and I was actually really shocked to realise it has been that long.  Continue reading “I’m Still Alive!”

London – Home Truths

I’ve been trying to think of a new topic to post about for a while (don’t worry, a Foodiaries post is in the works too), but we have really just been settling into London life and I figured it wasn’t the most exciting thing to write about, or read. But then I figured, before I moved over here I really enjoyed readying fellow expats’ blogs about their experiences moving overseas and I got a lot out of them. They made me feel a lot more prepared (we all know I’m a planner) and comfortable with what was to come. So, I thought I would share my experiences with settling into London life – including the absolute hell of opening a bank account and the black stuff you get in your nose after being in the tube all day.  Continue reading “London – Home Truths”