Presents are unwrapped, a scrumptious dinner eaten and the pine needles are starting to hit the carpet already. With a self imposed offline day yesterday, it was quite refreshing to mostly be away from all electrical equipment (bar the TV when the kids started to dance Gangnam Style!). Favourite part of the Day? Gathering with almost all of my London family for Roast Turkey & Beef, Christmas Pud & a lot of laughter. Favourite memory of… View Post

Christmas Eve Eve Afternoon Tea

Christmas Eve Eve Afternoon Tea

We decided with Christmas day being a little hectic (15-16 adults + an assortment of kids) that us ladies would have a wee afternoon tea to chat and catch up. We ended up having such a lovely low key day. Bar a few (actual) nightmares the night before (you know, like the ones you have before an important job interview, and you get to the end and realise you forgot to put trousers on?) it… View Post

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

This psychological drama was a slow-burning page turner. I read this on the recommendation of a fellow blogger – Kit at What a Peach! and I am SO glad I did. It’s subtle, delicious and mesmerising. Set just after WW2 in agricultural England, there is something not quite right about the Ayres family mansion. The author keeps you guessing all the way through, and I don’t want to give away any spoilers. The Little Stranger: Sarah… View Post

6 Year Anniversary

6 Year Anniversary

I can’t believe it. This Kiwi flew the coop, and has lived on the other side of the world for 6 years. It’s been an amazing 6 years, hard in places but overall incredible. I’ve met my husband, explored many countries, learned a lot and grown up a great deal. I’ve missed my family and friends, met some fantastic new people, met some shady characters (a few seemingly straight out of Oliver Twist), developed new circles, learned… View Post

Day Tripper

Day Tripper

Armed with Banana Cake, Betty Crocker’s Icing (as usual I ran out of time to put the icing on the cake) and a SatNav, a friend and I went on a road trip to meet a fellow Kiwi, and cheer the All Blacks to victory against the Scots. Although our usual trio was missing our third member, we met a beautiful black Lab, enjoyed the quiet beauty of the English countryside, kinda of ran into Stonehenge, drove through someone’s… View Post