Recently, I slept for 8 hours of a 12-hour flight. In economy. Want to know how I get so much sleep on long haul flights?    And, this is without voodoo, black magic, drugs or the travel version of rain dancing.

A walk down memory lane: choosing a wedding …

A walk down memory lane: choosing a wedding venue

Around a decade ago, at this time of year Mr Kiwi and I were hunting for venues to get married in.  With the legalities being carried out in the beautiful Marylebone Town Hall, a celebration drink in the lovely Landmark hotel and dinner in the restaurant that we were meant to have our first date in, we wanted to find a Lincolnshire church that was close to our hearts. One of the reasons why I came… View Post

Top Tips for moving house as a expat

Top Tips for moving house as a expat

As an expat who has had to ship her life around the world, and worse, between distant boroughs of London – not to mention the years that I worked by day in property management on a private portfolio – over the years I’ve accumulated a strange amount of knowledge when it comes to the practicalities of moving house. Disclaimer: This post was commissioned by Shiply, an online platform that matches those needing something transported (house move/car/pet/furniture) with a… View Post

5 Romantic Staycation Spots in England

5 Romantic Staycation Spots in England

If you google ‘romantic weekends for couples in England’ you’ll get a thousand recommendations. Misty country breaks, city exploring, beach bach staycations full of sand, four-poster beds in castle hotels, forest-dwelling glamping – the lot. England is a land full of history, romance and a train network that linking up all of these fabulous places to explore.

Romania – A Place I Can’t Get Out …

Romania – A Place I Can’t Get Out Of My Head | Travel Linkup

The draw of Dracula’s Castle and the historic coup over communist tyrant Nicolae Ceaușescu was enough to fire up our curiosity about visiting Romania, but I didn’t quite expect how hard it would be to get out of my head. Sometimes we travel to escape, and sometimes we travel to explore – our 4.5 day trip to Romania, staying in Bucharest and Brasov – was a combination of the two.