26 October 2016

10 things to do in Scarborough (an alternative long weekend guide)

Where do you start with a visit like this? Mr Kiwi was tripping (literally) along memory lane, I had been hankering for the soft sound of the ocean lapping on sandy shores and we were on our way to celebrating to one of the loveliest weddings we have had the pleasure to enjoy.

What to do in Scarborough Adventures of a London Kiwi
What to do in Scarborough Adventures of a London Kiwi

Dashing up on the train one evening, we arrived just as the sun was setting on the magnificent North Bay, our home for the long weekend. The seagulls were crying, the clouds were as pink as Rhubarb* and the waves far below us were lapping at the shore. The 'borough is a curious mix of seaside, Yorkshire tidbits and a plethora of kids armed with buckets & spades.

24 October 2016

Halloween Cocktails (in conjunction with thebar.com)

In the wilds of Northern England lives a purple-haired, upstate New Yorker. She is ensconced in a beautiful home that came with two chicanerous cats and the boy who stole her heart before taking her wanderlusting around the world.

We met over the interwebs, thanks to a series of blog posts she wrote about their year in New Zealand, and after an initial IRL dinner with our 3rd musketeer Amanda, we keep finding ourselves sat around a table with ribs sore from laughing over the same expat woes.

Halloween Cocktail Ideas TheBar.com Adventures of a London Kiwi
Halloween Cocktail Ideas TheBar.com Adventures of a London Kiwi

So, it was only natural when thebar.com contacted me to try and make a few of their Halloween cocktails that I began perusing Dannielle’s glass collection and we arranged a weekend tete a tete, States-style, in her Doncaster home found in the middle of Yorkshire.

22 October 2016

20 amazing experiences in my 20's

Sometimes I feel like I’ve already lived several lifetimes. One in the perceived idylls of suburban New Zealand, one as a student carefree and dancing with firepoi, another as an expat in an unfamiliar country and lately understanding that I'll never quite understand but with a smile on my face I'll make good of it (and explain that despite the English accent I'm not of this country...)

20 amazing experiences in my 20's Adventures of a London Kiwi

One of the best decisions I ever made was the terrifying choice to fly to the other side of the world on my own and see where my feet led me. At the time naively it didn't seem so scary - I had a return ticket for one year's time, accommodation arranged for 2 weeks, £20 in cash and a Lonely Travel book. Totes simple right?

21 October 2016

Friday Figments and Photos: The end of a decade

“Note to Self: None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” -Nanea Hoffman


Cast aside trying to be someone, and BE SOMEONE.