There is nothing more precious than time. When I’m home in New Zealand, my main focus is spending quality time with my family and friends, but they are sweet enough to indulge my insatiable curiosity about our nation and we end up exploring in between coffees. My home country is astonishingly beautiful, exceedingly friendly, full of easy-going locals and, unfortunately, literally on the other side of the world from my adopted home, so every moment,… View Post

Health and Wellness as a Expat

Health and Wellness as a Expat

Health and wellness as an expat. It’s often something that isn’t at the top of our very busy, very full to-do lists, and in this stressful world, it really ought to be right at the top as a consideration. Recently the Aetna International team interviewed me about health and wellbeing as an expat, and they raised questions that I haven’t considered in rather a long time. (Read the full interview via the link at the… View Post

19 of the best places to go in Amsterdam

19 of the best places to go in Amsterdam

There are certain cities that have an addictive, mysterious joie de vivre to them. Amsterdam sits firmly on that shortlist. Please excuse the somewhat clickbait style post title, but I was at a bit of a loss how to describe our most recent city break there. A good friend of ours (he and his family live in Japan) found himself in Europe, and really fancied finally exploring Amsterdam. 

How blogging has changed my life {The Travel …

How blogging has changed my life {The Travel Linkup}

Blogging, oh, blogging. I’m not even going to pretend that blogging has had a small impact on my life. It’s had a rather major impact in pretty well every area of my world. How has blogging changed my life? Take Emma of 10 years ago for example. I was happily settling into married life in a country that has a myriad of small, and at times unsettling differences in culture, the honeymoon period of living in London… View Post

Celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary

Celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary

A decade ago, I stood in front of family and friends in a beautiful dress to vow that I would ‘have and to hold’ the English bloke that managed to steal my heart. Time has flown by so fast, that before we know it, it’s already our 10 year wedding anniversary.