Topsy turvey Christmas – Kiwi Stylin’

Topsy turvey Christmas – Kiwi Stylin’

Many people are fascinated by a Kiwi Summer Christmas. We combine an unusual variety of items; fruited Christmas cake, stockings, snowy scenes on Christmas cards, days spent on the beach in the roaring sunshine, prawn cocktail starters and roast beef mains…. So, whilst we’re rosy cheeked, wrapped up in woollen scarves, waiting for the snow and sipping mulled wine, I asked my baby Sister, who still lives in New Zealand to share her favourite place,… View Post

New Zealand – #travelthursdays

New Zealand – #travelthursdays

I’m a bad Kiwi. I realised today that after more than a year of tweeting, and a few expat blog posts here and there, I’ve never really shown you anything of my homeland. Aoteoroa, Land of the Long White Cloud, God’s Own. May I present a photo-essay of the North Island on New Zealand. It’s pretty gorgeous if I do say so myself (sorry about some of the photo quality). View of White Island from… View Post

Northern Ireland #travelthursdays

Northern Ireland #travelthursdays

I rather enjoy Thursdays. Not quite as much as Fridays, or Saturdays, and Sundays, but there is something rather nice about having reached the back end of the week, and being able to start planning weekend shenanigans (not this month though it’s going to be a little ridiculous). Thursdays are also perfect for planning long weekends away.   One of the best things about living in England (other than the afternoon tea) is the vicinity… View Post

Wales: The All Blacks, a road trip, and …

Wales: The All Blacks, a road trip, and some daffs – sorry, Taffs.

Kiwis are synonymous with our love of rugby, the All Blacks, and Sheep. Lets forget about the Sheep thing for now, and concentrate on the two we are the most proud of.    Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium was simple magnificent. Twickenham is fun, but shows it’s age.     Some Kiwi fans like to wear buckets on their heads… whilst the Taffs like to wear Daffodils, Leeks, Goals and Dragons. It’s definately a manly game though. … View Post