This year we have the strange and uniquely wonderful situation of Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday. This means that by 5.02pm on Friday London was half-empty with expats zooming home and most everyone else clomping off to the countryside for family gatherings around groaning tables. (Another quarter of the population will be frantically racing up and down the aisles of the nearest shop even though they could just avail themselves by perusing this annual… View Post

What do you buy someone who has everything? …

What do you buy someone who has everything? How about a goat? (A Charity Gift Guide.)

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a clickety PC mouse.  That’s because all of the organised shoppers are sitting smugly with a glass of mulled wine in hand (clearly they read my blogpost celebrating some amazing small businesses), and all of the disorganised ones are leaving gift buying to the very last minute, and are braving the crowds on the Saturday morning before Christmas. Because they… View Post

Unique, quirky and full of love: a small …

Unique, quirky and full of love: a small business gift guide.

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 gift guide, are you even entitled to buy rose gold accessories? Obviously, I’m joking, but having never written a gift guide in the 5 years that I’ve been blogging bar my annual charity guide (an updated version to follow shortly, don’t worry) I felt that… View Post

7 Things I Adore About The Festive Season.

7 Things I Adore About The Festive Season.

For me, the festive season kicks off at the end of October. It’s when my birthday is, and signals the beginning of two months of celebrating life. There is Thanksgiving, Diwali, Guy Fawkes, Hanukkah, Christmas AND New Year. What can I say, I’m an equal opportunity celebration kinda gal (and are lucky enough to have a diverse range of friends to celebrate with!) Everyone is in good spirits, and often full of *hic* spirits, the… View Post

What to buy someone who has everything (a …

What to buy someone who has everything (a charity gift guide)

Carrying on my annual charity tradition (est. 2014) I want to pay forward some of the amazing karma I’ve received over the years and give something back to those less fortunate. Blogger gift guides are pretty well established now but as ever I couldn’t just do a normal one – it needed a slightly Adventures of a London Kiwi twist (I even spotted a couple of little sheep fellows – hey, you can take the… View Post