26 October 2013

Who and what is Adventures of a London Kiwi?

Nearly a year and a half ago I sat on my usual train into work reading someone elses blog and was inspired to begin writing my own. I don't know if it was one particular person, or a group of people and events (lets face it, I'm getting old and my memory is shocking which doesn't bode well), but they conspired together to plant a seed which has grown into Adventures of a London Kiwi.
I look back at old posts and I grimace. Heck, I look at recent posts and I still grimace, but I grimace vaguely less often which is quite some feat considering I don't in any way consider my blatherings to be proper writing. Maybe my photographs are improving. Whew.  

I got thinking again today. Why did I start blogging? Enter stage left my About page.

Hello world!
For me this is the hardest part, a blog-osphere wanna-be, trying to figure out what I want to tell the world, and to some extent who I want to be. Well, I can start at the beginning, and who knows where we will end up!

I came to the UK travelling, intending to take a break year from my architecture degree, to explore real buildings rather than try and understand them on paper before returning home to finish my degree. Fast-forward 5+ years, I’m still living in London with my hubby and our wee cat, enjoying life!

I love photography, reading, wandering, trying new things, finding a balance between eating deliciously and healthily, hanging with friends, driving my hubby mad, listening to great music & I hope to add blogging! I vaguely attempt creating beautiful objects, writing, drawing, DIY, home design, understanding rugby and Football, comprehending the wild and wonderful English way of life. Oh, and talking. I do love talking.

Currently hubby & I are going through a Renaissance, battling the bulge. I also wanted to pen a love letter to London, the place I call home. I hope you enjoy the journey.

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Nothing has materially really changed, but time has moved forward, and not only have I done some amazing things (directly and indirectly) because of this blog, I've met some really lovely people (directly and indirectly). I've certainly learnt to seize more opportunities, seize the moment and that creating and working towards completing a 101 in 1001 goal list is hardwork but something attainable.
(This is seriously not a humblebrag post, but a rather considered view of where I've come from.) I still don't know what I want to tell the world, or who I want to be that's for sure.
Would you consider a 101 in 1001 goal list or maybe a reverse bucket list?


  1. Well thanks for sharing, as a new blogger I am still struggling to figure out why (and what) I am actually blogging aside from feeling compelled to do so. Good to know in another year I will have it all figured out like you :)

    1. Hi Denise, thanks for the visit - you might find this blogpost a little more interesting... http://adventuresofalondonkiwi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/who-am-i-and-other-big-questions-for.html I definitely don't have it all figured out - I'm not sure who does!

  2. I can't believe you've only been blogging for 18 months! You're such a seasoned pro in my eyes :) Hope you continue to find much more joy and adventures in future x

    1. You're very very kind, I just make stuff up as I go along, but I'm loving it. My husband says the best thing about me is my enthusiasm for life which he thinks comes out in the blog :)

  3. I remember coming across a blog by a Texan expat living in London. After following her for a while, I asked her what an expat was and decided I vaguely fit the title (basically, I was an expat in SA but after living there for 75% of my life, became South African and then moved 'home' to England). So I started my own expat blog in 2008 and I'm still around!

    I did have a bucket list in S Africa and it involved living and working in a big foreign city. Haven't started a new one since I realised I'd achieved that dream without even noticing.


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