As I write this, 2012 is over in New Zealand, and people all over the world are coming to this realisation, with probably a good percentage of them are in the process of getting drunk to mourn it, and are beginning to drink in celebration the new possibilities that 2013 can bring. Sidenote: Thank you to the Mayans for getting it wrong. I can’t quite believe that the blog has grown so much, it’s been… View Post

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

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