• Putangirua Pinnacles hike wairarapa new zealand

    Putangirua Pinnacles – AKA The Dimholt Road

    November 28, 2020

    Stunning natural beauty, tonnes of adrenaline sports, incredible wineries. New Zealand is known for many things, and pretty high up on that list for a lot of people is Lord of the Rings. As most of us know, the film series was shot here. And with Director Peter Jackson living just a few suburbs away…

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    Wairakei Terraces & Hot Pools

    November 22, 2020

    For Labour Weekend I jumped in the car and took myself for a solo trip to Lake Taupo. It was so nice to be solo travelling again! I knew I wanted the weekend to be relaxing, so Lake Taupo with it’s many hot pools and geothermal wonders was the ideal destination. In fact, that’s how…

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    Wonderful Welly: Van Gogh Alive

    October 20, 2020

    On an overcast but surprisingly mild and dry night the other week I set out to the harbourside to check out a new installation that promised to be unlike any art exhibition I’d seen–Digital Nights Wellington – Van Gogh Alive. It’s billed as “An outdoor debut of the world’s most visited multi-sensory experience celebrating the…

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    An update from the life after lockdown

    August 9, 2020

    Well, it’s certainly been a while since I updated this particular corner of the internet.  If you need a reason all I’ll say is…2020. Like everyone, I went into lockdown thinking I’d achieve so much with all the new ‘free time’. I’d meal prep and make healthy choices, I’d bake, I’d craft, I’d blog constantly…

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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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    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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    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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    11 things I’ve learned in my first month in New Zealand

    June 27, 2019

    I can’t quite believe it, last week marked 1 month since I landed in Auckland and began my new life in New Zealand. It’s been a bit of a blur if I’m honest, and I’m still settling in and finding my feet. I’ve moved to Wellington, in the South of the North Island, In my…

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    New Chapter in New Zealand

    May 20, 2019

    Apologies for the long overdue update. I’ve recently safely arrived in New Zealand. I’m currently spending a couple of days exploring Auckland until I head to Wellington which I hope will become my home for most of my time in this beautiful country. I realise I’ve been absent for most of my travels. That wasn’t…

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