Hidden Secrets of London: Chiswick House and Gardens

Hidden Secrets of London: Chiswick House and Gardens

There should be a law passed declaring that all historic houses and gardens must be visited at the end of sunny days, and as near to twilight as possible. There is a magic in dappling sun as it beams lazily through tree boughs that can’t quite be put into words. Especially in the beautiful Chiswick House and Gardens grounds. Chiswick House is a magnificent neo-Palladian villa set in beautiful historic gardens in west London. The house… View Post

The Suffragette Centenary Procession 2018 (My London Diary)

The Suffragette Centenary Procession 2018 (My London Diary)

Heart pounding to the rhythmic beat, suffragette banners held aloft with pride, and dressed in green, white and purple we strode through London. Tens of thousands of women processed through London to celebrate the UK centenary of giving (some) women the right to vote, and a few of us New Zealanders snuck in to celebrate reaching 125 years of the same milestone. My heart was in my mouth and a tear quietly in my eye… View Post

11 Adventure Travel Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire

11 Adventure Travel Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire

Of late my eye keeps being drawn to travel and adventure quotes, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites that have fired up my wanderlust. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never… View Post

The Natural History Museum, London: A Walk Through …

The Natural History Museum, London: A Walk Through Time

When the lovely Keri (from Ladies That Travel) and I had our plans of brunch and wandering through Londonscuppered by a bout of dismal weather, we decided to pop over to the Natural History Museum near South Kensington instead. Warning: Images contain animal skeletons & taxidermy. As a childhood favourite haunt of Keri’s and one that I grew to love in the first few years living in the UK, the Natural History Museum has a special place… View Post

What to do in Seattle: Ferry to Bainbridge …

What to do in Seattle: Ferry to Bainbridge Island

To say that our afternoon trip over to Bainbridge Island was spontaneous is an understatement. We spent a morning mooching our way around a few of the Seattle stores (Mr Kiwi bought a watch, I bought a Frappucino at the Starbucks next to Pike Place Market – thereby hopping the hour plus queues) and then I google searched ‘what to do in Seattle’. That’s how much planning we did. Jumping aboard one of their commuter ferries… View Post