• 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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    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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    Exploring Colourful Kuching, Malaysia

    July 9, 2019

    Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, was probably my favourite city in Malaysian Borneo. I wasn’t expecting it to be at all, and after spending several days being slightly underwhelmed in Sandakan I didn’t have high hopes flying in. Thankfully it exceeded my expectations hugely and was one of my favourite places in Malaysia. If you’ve…

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    Travel Tuesday: Charlton House Hotel & Spa with Red Letter Days

    December 11, 2018

    This post contains affiliate links (noted with an asterisk) I was gifted this experience in return for a review. When it comes to presents, I love gifting and being gifted experiences over things. I really value making memories and sharing experiences with the people I love and think it’s a great gift idea. So when…

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    Travel Tuesday: Visiting the Taj Mahal

    November 13, 2018

    Now that I’ve revealed my upcoming travel plans I’ve been getting a little nostalgic about the places I’ve already seen, as well as getting excited about the places I’m yet to visit. In 2015 I took a three month sabbatical and one of the places I travelled was India. India has always been top of…

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    Beautiful Bristol: University of Bristol Botanic Gardens

    October 25, 2018

    Does anyone else find that when autumn comes around they’re filled with a desire to fill their day with wholesome, soul-nourishing activities? I’m talking getting bundled up for long walks, spending hours sat in a sun patch reading with endless cups of tea, Sunday roasts in cosy pubs and cooking hearty meals to be enjoyed…

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  • Travel Tuesday Instagrammable locations for your travel bucket list

    Travel Tuesday: Instagrammable locations for your travel bucket list

    September 25, 2018

    I’ve got a pretty big trip coming up next year, which I’ll be sharing more about in the next few weeks, and planning it has made me think about my travel bucket list. All of the amazing places I’ve already ticked off, and the places I’m yet to see. I did a trawl through my…

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    Beautiful Bristol: Upfest 2018

    August 1, 2018

    So last weekend saw the return of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, and yet another reason why Bristol is one of the best cities to spend a summer in. Upfest, in its 10th year, attracts over 400 artists from around the world to paint venues across Bedminster and Southville. In between torrential rain…

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