To get to the game on Saturday, we braved the elements and the A4, crossing into another country, accidently losing a member of our kiwi posse in Cardiff due to terrible reception and relied on a sometimes mischevious SatNav. We tracked down an infamous barber shop – the only recommendation for fun things to stop off and see on our way over made by a Welsh friend. But, we found it. Made a new friend or two…  … View Post

Kiwis are synonymous with our love of rugby, the All Blacks, and Sheep. Lets forget about the Sheep thing for now, and concentrate on the two we are the most proud of.    Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium was simple magnificent. Twickenham is fun, but shows it’s age.     Some Kiwi fans like to wear buckets on their heads… whilst the Taffs like to wear Daffodils, Leeks, Goals and Dragons. It’s definately a manly game though. … View Post

The scourge of the Victorian London underclass, Jack the Ripper holds fascination for many people. Infamously there are many permutations of the tale, with no single person pointed out., many assume Jack the Ripper stopped commiting his crimes due to imprisonment for another crime, institutionalisation, or emigration putting and end to his spree. There are a variety of ways in which to explore London’s gruesome past, including walking tours. But be warned, some of the walking tours take… View Post

This psychological drama was a slow-burning page turner. I read this on the recommendation of a fellow blogger – Kit at What a Peach! and I am SO glad I did. It’s subtle, delicious and mesmerising. Set just after WW2 in agricultural England, there is something not quite right about the Ayres family mansion. The author keeps you guessing all the way through, and I don’t want to give away any spoilers. The Little Stranger: Sarah… View Post

I can’t believe it. This Kiwi flew the coop, and has lived on the other side of the world for 6 years. It’s been an amazing 6 years, hard in places but overall incredible. I’ve met my husband, explored many countries, learned a lot and grown up a great deal. I’ve missed my family and friends, met some fantastic new people, met some shady characters (a few seemingly straight out of Oliver Twist), developed new circles, learned… View Post