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The Ultimate London Bucket List | Insiders Edition | Sponsored …

The Ultimate London Bucket List | Insiders Edition | Sponsored by Keith Prowse

Over the years I’ve made it a mission to explore as many unique London nooks and crannies as I can, and yet I’ve never actually put them altogether and written an ultimate London bucket list. So, without further ado – or more fluffy pre-amble – here it is! Disclosure: This post was commissioned by Keith Prowse, the official hospitality provider for many iconic venues and stadiums across the country including Wimbledon hospitality 2020. Living in London… View Post

What to do in Grenada | Adventures on the …

What to do in Grenada | Adventures on the Caribbean Spice Isle

Wondering what to do in Grenada? Well, that is between lazing on one of the 45+ beaches and slipping to the nearest bar to try their unique rum punch… Follow me to a magical island, one full of exotic aroma, filled with laughter and the perfect place to adventure. Disclaimer: We were guests of Pure Grenada, the national tourism board, but all enthusing and rum cocktail enjoyment is very much my own. Before you start reading this… View Post

Where to stay in Grenada | The True Blue …

Where to stay in Grenada | The True Blue Bay Boutique Resort

Want to know where to stay in Grenada? True Blue Bay is something rather unique – a boutique resort on the island of Grenada, replete with Dodgy Dock overlooking a marina, a rum shack, friendly resident cats, a litany of nooks to sip cocktails in and the unique sound of tree frogs that croaked through the night. Disclaimer: We were guests of Pure Grenada and True Blue Bay, but all enthusing and rum cocktail enjoyment is very… View Post

Grenada, the Caribbean Island of Spice [Pronounced Grin-AY-da]

Grenada, the Caribbean Island of Spice [Pronounced Grin-AY-da]

Words can’t really describe how much I was looking forward to escaping the dreary English winter for the tropical Caribbean island shores of Grenada. I was already fed up of getting caught in the icy rain and shrugging on layers of heavy clothing – and it was only the very start of the coldest season of the year. Disclaimer: We were guests of Pure Grenada, the national tourism board, but all enthusing and rum cocktail enjoyment… View Post

Searcys Travel Afternoon Tea St Pancras | Themed Afternoon …

Searcys Travel Afternoon Tea St Pancras | Themed Afternoon Teas in London

It’s fair to say that 90% of my waking thoughts centre around travel in some form and I knew from the moment I heard about the Searcys Art Of Travel afternoon tea in St Pancras Station, that I wanted to pop in and try this iteration of themed afternoon teas in London. The only problem was that I was too busy travelling to book it in for an age…London Luckily, one of my favourite partners-in-mischief… View Post

Things to do in Dubrovnik | The Relaxation Edit

Things to do in Dubrovnik | The Relaxation Edit

How on earth do I describe Dubrovnik in a way that sufficiently does the city justice and doesn’t just boil down to yet another ‘things to do in Dubrovnik’ blog post list?  When deciding where to go, we took our time researching and consulting friends who had been to the city for longer than just a cruise ship day offloading (a source of many visitors) and when a good friend suggested that if we go… View Post

TRAVEL WISHLISTS FOR 2020 AND THE YEAR AHEAD – JANUARY #…

TRAVEL WISHLISTS FOR 2020 AND THE YEAR AHEAD – JANUARY #TRAVELLINKUP

Goodness me, it’s that part of the year again already. The time for looking back, taking stock of the present and writing travel wishlists for 2020. It’s also the time of year to be confused about exactly what year it is, but I digress.  Travel has never been a race for me – I’ve always picked destinations on my own terms, and for my own reasons (more often than not, it’s the history or food… View Post

GOODBYE 2019, HELLO 2020 – A THROWBACK TO THE YEAR THAT …

GOODBYE 2019, HELLO 2020 – A THROWBACK TO THE YEAR THAT WAS.

First and foremost my blog is a journal. An online journal that has become a treasure box of memories, tips that I hope will be helpful and my online baby which has given me the impetus to learn a plethora of new skills. In that spirit, Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! This little blog post is a throwback to the year that was. 2019 has been quite the year work-wise; I’m so thankful to have a collection… View Post

The Best 12 Christmas Trees in London | 2019 Edit

The Best 12 Christmas Trees in London | 2019 Edit

Looking for Christmas tree decoration inspiration? These were my favourite 12 Christmas trees in London 2019. Most of these will be up until the New Year, if not the 12th Day of Christmas, which is technically Sunday the 5th January. Liberty London | Award for most worthy of a talking caterpillar The Liberty Tree was almost my favourite of the festive season – with a distinct Alice in Wonderland 

10 Small Pleasures of Christmas

10 Small Pleasures of Christmas

I’m unashamedly stealing this idea from Tanja at Red Phone Box Travels, a Momma whose blog I’ve adored reading for years – someone who shares my unbridled love of London. Her 10 Small Pleasures of Christmas post (which I believe was inspired by Uprooted Wanderers) gave me all of the festive feels, so I wanted to get in on the party. So, in no real order, here are 10 small pleasures of mine at Christmas.… View Post

A Charity Gift Guide | What to buy the …

A Charity Gift Guide | What to buy the people who have everything | 2019

Christmas is becoming increasingly commercialised, but it’s also a time where people really do think of the kindnesses that they can pay forward. As such, I’ve been writing charity gift guides since 2014 (which have also helped me buy meaningful presents for those friends and family who are notoriously hard to buy for as well…) as well as supporting great small businesses who are making a difference in the world. Blogger gift guides are pretty… View Post

Women’s Hand Luggage | The Travel Hack Suitcase | …

Women’s Hand Luggage | The Travel Hack Suitcase | Twelve Month Update

I absolutely adore my Travel Hack suitcase. After 12 months of rolling around the UK & Europe, I love that it’s still in incredibly good nick, flexible, handy and so very pretty – the perfect piece of women’s hand luggage. (Though Mr Kiwi is happy to be seen in public with it as well, the rose gold zips are quite subtle.) Disclosure: The Travel Hack kindly gifted me the Cabin Max Case (affiliate link*). Bloggers cop a… View Post

If We Were Having Coffee | A Tropical Edition

If We Were Having Coffee | A Tropical Edition

Well, to be honest, November was equal turns surprising and amazing. So, I think I’d be having a rum punch in lieu of a coffee (or maybe a Jamaica Coffee – dark rum, coffee liqueur, coffee, heavy cream and coffee beans. But, I digress.)  It was rather destined to be lovely – Mr Kiwi and I had a holiday to Dubrovnik booked, missing all of their summer crowds, so we spent nearly a week exploring… View Post

A Christmas Afternoon Tea With a London View | …

A Christmas Afternoon Tea With a London View | Aqua Shard

My friend and I have explored Christmas markets around the UK, solved innumerable escape rooms together, and have a joint love of festive afternoon teas. So I knew exactly who I wanted to hang out with whilst trying this year’s Christmas afternoon tea with a London view – up on the 31st floor of The Shard. Disclosure: We were guests of Aqua Shard but all festive puns and wayward musings are always my own. We… View Post

Gift Guide: Small businesses that create amazing things (…

Gift Guide: Small businesses that create amazing things (Travel Linkup)

If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? If you are a blogger who doesn’t write a Christmas gift guide, are you even entitled to buy rose gold accessories?  Obviously, I’m joking, but for a second year running I felt that an essential tool in my blogging arsenal was lacking deployment (as well as my annual charity gift guide which I’ll pop… View Post

Fresh Meals At Home with HelloFresh | Sponsored

Fresh Meals At Home with HelloFresh | Sponsored

Meal planning. It’s not the sexiest of topics, but with dinner occurring every single day, it’s certainly a oft discussed one in our house. Disclosure: This post about fresh meals at home was commissioned by HelloFresh but all thoughts are very much our own. We’ve been customers of theirs in the past and it was lovely to revisit their service to see just how the company has developed. *Cat not included in subscriptions There’s a brilliant meme that… View Post

The Best Cats in London | A Feline Guide …

The Best Cats in London | A Feline Guide to my adopted city

Cats. According to one of my misquoted sources, they run the internet. What I can confirm is that one definitely runs our home – and I just had to put together a list of the best cats in London – both real and sculptural. They’re historical, mischevious, know exactly how to wrap their humans around their paw, and are really rather cute. – Kaspar the Cat at The Savoy Hotel, The Strand – Not only… View Post

Overnight in Épernay, Champagne France

Overnight in Épernay, Champagne France

Épernay, the self-proclaimed capitale du Champagne was pretty magical. No, scratch that, really rather magical. We visited as Epernay, Champagne as guests of the Agence Regionale du Tourisme Grand Est but all enjoyment was very much our own. A good friend of ours had visited Èpernay on a ladies weekend, and had told us of the beautiful champagne houses, the rolling countryside laden with grapevines and the blush stone Avenue de Champagne, which only served… View Post

10 reasons why I still love blogging [and content …

10 reasons why I still love blogging [and content creation]

Anyone will tell you that I am the blog world’s biggest cheerleader. Honestly, I could find 1,000, but I decided to limit myself to 10 reasons why I still love blogging [and content creation]. As an expat living on the other side of the world to her established friends (and long-suffering family), blogging gave me the impetus to get out of a work>home>work rut and continues to inspire mischief long after the honeymoon period of… View Post

Thanksgiving in London | Aqua Shard

Thanksgiving in London | Aqua Shard

According to Wikipedia, Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.  This dry description leaves out that it’s the tradition of gathering with your family and friends – and Thanksgiving in London at Aqua Shard was something even more special again. Disclosure – this time we were guests of Aqua Shard but all thoughts are as ever my own. Many years ago when I was a university… View Post