I think I have an adventure itch. Our generation always seem to be chasing the end of a rainbow, whether it be travel, career, relationship or that one perfect meal. Maybe it’s because our heads have been filled with the dreams of Hollywood; an idealised cornucopia of a world where you can have everything; glamour, stability and dahling ah-mazing cultural experiences. I think I’ve been experiencing the hangry equivalent of being cooped up. It’s been… View Post

10 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand

10 things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch broke our hearts. 4 years after the 2011 6.3 magnitude earthquake, there are still families affected by the violent tectonic shaking and insurance companies running out of budget to get them back on their feet. Everywhere you walk through the quiet city there are reminders of the devastation – a half standing Cathedral surrounded by fallen masonry, orange construction cones barring entry and staircases leading to nowhere. On the flip side, the ‘number-8’ wire… View Post

Fridayish figments and photos: the New Zealand Edition

Fridayish figments and photos: the New Zealand Edition

First things first, I have an apology to make – the #holidayspam got a little intense on instagram whilst I was away in New Zealand. It was just so addicting, and easy whilst on the road! Now, for more spam muhahaha. *ahem*. Having been home for Christmas for the first time in over four years, returning so quickly was a little surreal to say the least. I still can’t understand how I won a return… View Post

18 reasons you must visit Glasgow Transport museum

18 reasons you must visit Glasgow Transport museum

It probably isn’t often that a museum about the vehicles that ferry us from A – Z is added to a jolly holiday itinerary. Granted, we’re probably not normal – hello London tube – but when we had 48 hours in Glasgow unwinding from our epic Skye roadtrip we were rather fascinated to see what the European Museum of the Year 2013 had. May I present to you 18 reasons that you should visit the… View Post

Gumbo Tales – Reading Recommendation

Gumbo Tales – Reading Recommendation

I heart this book. It makes me want to dash to the airport, get on the next plane for America, and sit on a veranda with a Sazerac in one hand and an Oyster Po-Boy in the other. You really feel the love the author has for her adopted home. She charts the necessary settling in period, almost marking each milestone by developing her journey through each main dish she feels is special to New… View Post