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

Friday figments and photos: Oops I did it …

Friday figments and photos: Oops I did it again

In the famous lyrics of Britney Spears; You see my problem is this / I’m dreaming away Wishing that heroes, they truly exist / I cry, watching the days Can’t you see I’m a fool in so many ways But to lose all my senses / That is just so typically me Baby, oh Well, that and I got rather too carried away with the fun of blogging, and let drift my favourite section of… View Post

10 reasons YOU should Blog (and why I love …

10 reasons YOU should Blog (and why I love mine)

Anyone will tell you that I am the blog world’s biggest cheerleader. 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 a new hobby wore off. Sitting behind a computer kinda changed me. Far from retreating into myself and the unique loneliness that… View Post