I did a straw poll (read: asked a couple of friends over a glass of wine) and asked them what they would tell their 18-year-old self. Most people I asked generally answered ranging from finish your qualifications to moisturize generously. Honestly, I know that hindsight is 20/20, but I wouldn’t change much at all about my journey so far. Ok, there are a few situations that were completely out of my control and I would… View Post

Writing, the drug that no-one warns you about

Writing, the drug that no-one warns you about

What never happens in all of the ’10 tips to start a blog’ posts is a warning about how expressing yourself via the medium of word-arranging is dangerous. Your bank account, personal safety (think photographing at the edge of cliffs) and emotional well-being are all affected in ways that no-one really talks about. It’s that saying “ignorance is bliss”. Well, I used to be content with my ignorance. I blissed out over lots of TV,… View Post

Keywords for finding Adventures of a London Kiwi

Keywords for finding Adventures of a London Kiwi

I do adore the internet, most of the time, but ever more so when I wander into the search terms use to find my blog. Public feedback – aka Twitter – indicates that London Kiwi Emma (ala my social media handle) is the most common method (and incidentally how I’m saved into a lot of cell phones…who needs a surname with the advent of Twitter?) The interweb gurus say that SEO runs the internet, but… View Post

Blogging style

Blogging style

Ever get that feeling that you’re not normal, that your rhythm is just slightly out of sync with the rest of the world? All my life I’ve been different, a round peg in a square hole as it were. Some days it’s easy to revel in; a feeling of individuality and uniqueness that can’t be dimmed; and at other times it feels decidedly outsider-ish, like you can’t fit in because you simply see the other… View Post

Nine travel essentials that I won’t leave …

Nine travel essentials that I won’t leave home without…

Having zipped around the globe as much as I humanly could fit into annual leave for the last 10 years (HOW HAS IT BEEN THIS LONG ALREADY?) including 3 flights last year to my own Kiwi home – aka almost as far away as you can get from England without cozying up to Antarctic Penguins – it’s safe to say that I think I’ve almost got this travel packing thing down to an art. (I’ll… View Post