• grin naturals all natural new zealand made dental hygeine products review yellow feather blog

    Review: Grin Naturals toothpaste and brush

    May 5, 2020

    Over the last year or so I’ve been trying to shop more sustainably. In 2020 I set a goal of buying no new clothes. It’s going quite well, thankfully op shops (charity shops) are a big thing in NZ and they’re great here. Although, it’s a lot harder now we’re in lockdown. So, when Grin…

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    Wellington on Lockdown

    April 21, 2020

    I’m typing this on day 26 of lockdown here in New Zealand. Today we got news that next week the country will move from Level 4 to Level 3, which means that a few more essential businesses can open up and deliveries from certain shops, cafes and restaurants can resume. However, we’ll still have to…

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    Review: Messy Weekend Hobbes sunglasses

    April 5, 2020

    I love sunglasses, I’m never without them as years of wearing them means any tiny hint of sun leaves me squinting. I’m also weirdly (although probably justifiably!) paranoid about breaking or losing them so there are always a couple of extra pairs stashed in drawers and handbags. So when MessyWeekend reached out to see if…

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    Art Deco Architecture Adventures in Napier

    March 16, 2020

    With its colourful buildings, Art Deco architecture, and proximity to wonderful wineries Napier is a must visit New Zealand destination. I’ve had is on my must-see list for a while, so when a recent bank holiday weekend coincided with my Birthday week we hired a car for a little break in the Art Deco capital…

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    Etsy Gift Guide – Travel Themed

    December 13, 2019

    If, like me, you’ve still got some gift to purchase then hopefully this travel-themed gift guide will give you a hand. I’ve curated some of my favourite Etsy* finds ideal for the wanderlust-er in your life. Personalised leather passport cover* My wonderful friend gifted me a personalised leather passport cover for my birthday right before…

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    Christmas in Summer Gift Guide

    December 1, 2019

    As cliche as it sounds I really can’t believe it’s December already! Not only is the year rushing by (being on a visa clock definitely doesn’t help with that feeling 🙄) but being in the Southern Hemisphere I’m still wrapping my brain around the fact that even though we’re in Spring. Christmas is definitely coming.…

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    Wonderful Welly – Wellington Botanic Gardens

    November 7, 2019

    There’s a saying around here, “you can’t beat Wellington on a good day” and so on a recent good day I decided to explore one of the city’s most scenic spots, Wellington Botanic Gardens. If you’ve read here before, or you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m a sucker for plants and the Bristol…

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    13 things I learned in my first 6 months of solo travelling

    September 17, 2019

    I can’t quite believe I’m typing this, today marks 6 months since my Bestie flew home from our joint trip to Bali and I was left to embark on the solo leg of my trip. That leg has encompassed 6 countries, across two continents, and so far included two new jobs in New Zealand, with…

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    A magical stay at Desa Seni village resort, Bali

    August 24, 2019

    Back in February I was lucky enough to experience a stay at the breathtakingly beautiful Desa Seni Village Resort in Canggu, Bali. Full disclosure, I didn’t pay for my stay here. My friend Candi was gifted the stay as she’s an incredibly talented writer and was featuring the resort in an upcoming book (which you can…

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    Review: Personalised Wooden Phone Case

    August 15, 2019

    I’m a big fan of a cute phone case, my phone is never naked as I’m too clumsy, so I always like to keep it protected from drops and scrapes. When I went travelling I got a chunky rubber one because I was so paranoid about anything happening to it, but now my day to…

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