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    10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

    It’s cold, there isn’t much sunshine and I’m already getting sick of arriving places looking like I was dragged through a wet hedge backwards – repeatedly. So, I decided to pop together this blog post of 10 ways to beat winter blues – tried and true methods that help me to survive those Northern Hemisphere winters that never seem to end. {Disclaimer: post contains one clearly marked affiliate link.} 

    Gibraltar Short Break Adventures of a London Kiwi

    I love a good list. Especially one filled with ways to cheer myself up when I’ve got a case of the blues.

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    The Best Pubs in London | Curated by a thirsty Londoner

    Pubs. They’re great, aren’t they? London is great too. Put these together and what do we have? – the great London Pub. It’s practically an institution in British culture, and often becomes the extended lounge of busy Londoners. With that in mind, I thought my blog was lacking a list of the best pubs in London, so I roped in my local expert of hopped beverages.

    Best Pubs in London The White Swan Adventures of a London KiwiI met my lovely husband in a London pub (read our story here), and so it was only natural to ask him to share his favourite pubs in London – the ones he disappears to when I’m busy with blogging fun! Take it away Mr Kiwi!


    Here are some of my favourite London pubs, ones I’ve spend a little time in over the years.

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    Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 – a throwback to the year that was.

    First and foremost my blog is a journal. An online journal that has become a treasure box of memories, tips that I hope will be helpful and my online baby which has given me the impetus to learn a plethora of new skills. In that spirit, Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019! This little post is a throwback to the year that was.

    A throwback to the year that was Adventures of a London Kiwi

    I always spend the last post of the year (< because I’m a rule breaker in 2019 it seems) first few posts of the year looking back over the previous 365 days – I think it’s important to remember where we’ve come from, as much as we look forward to where we are going. 

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    The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given

    Mae West once said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” and honestly, it’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever had. Really understanding what she (and the friend who said it to me) meant, has literally led me to sitting in my home office chair in London 10 years on from those university lecture theatres on the other side of the world. 

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    The fabulous Lucy Lucraft founded and runs a podcast called What She Said, centred around inspiring women who have established creative careers online – and every year in December she does Podmas (Christmas and a podcast together). Reading the lovely Monica at The Travel Hack’s blogging twist on Lucy’s topic prompts really inspired me to think back and share the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given.

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    11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

    Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15.

    Expat Christmas Tree Decorations Adventures of a London Kiwi

    London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent under strings of fairy lights. 

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