4 Days in Doha – A stopover in the Middle …

4 Days in Doha – A stopover in the Middle East

Having decided to change my career, I thought that I deserved a wee holiday to celebrate. Now, most people would book a long weekend in Spain or perhaps a week on a beach, but I decided that a 3 week trip to New Zealand was in order. With the blessing of my Mr Kiwi (who had to keep the UK hearth fires burning and the cat fed due to work commitments) and a brand new… View Post

Claiming my travel dreams

Claiming my travel dreams

As a typical millennial – in fact even worse, one from the antipodean shores of New Zealand – we’ve been taught by our baby boomer parents that everything we dream is possible. But then why shouldn’t we have careers that span our passions? Why shouldn’t we aspire to be the best people we can be and live the lives that we dream about?  …Skipping around the beautiful isle of Skye… But, there is a catch.… View Post

Hello, it’s me. That @londonkiwiemma lady.

Hello, it’s me. That @londonkiwiemma lady.

Hello there, Kia Ora! Thank you for visiting Adventures of a London Kiwi, and welcome. Grab a cup of tea or a flat white (depending on your country of origin), sit yourself down, and settle back. It felt like time for a mini-refresh whilst the world is changing and with an influx of new readers in the last few months, a reminder chat about the things that fire my writing passions seemed apt. New Year,… View Post

The 10 best castles in the world (IMHO)

The 10 best castles in the world (IMHO)

My inner princess never thought this was possible. My own country has a history of around 150 settled human years, so the magic of walking through thousands of years of Euopean history never quite loses the unique frisson of delight. This selection is my top 10 of the best castles in the world (well, in my honest opinion anyway!) Suits of armour that tell tales of bravery and hardship, kitchen hearths that fed hundreds of… View Post

Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland

Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland

Every blogger secretly wants to discover hidden gems right? I mean it’s practically in the job description: Chatterbox required for hours sat in front of a screen editing words and photos about unusual things. Must bring own mug and discover ‘hidden gems’. Mount Stewart isn’t a hidden gem, it is one of Northern Ireland’s diadem rocks, second to the actual rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. The opening hours were flexible (to say the least) on… View Post