Month: January 2014

Things to do in London
Travel

Things I have learned from my Christmas Boris Bike ride

So the big problem with London on Christmas Day is that all the public transport is shut down. Brilliant for the families of TFL workers, but sucky for runawaykiwi’s who need to get to Pimlico in time for Christmas lunch. So I decided to take the proverbial bull by the horns and rent a Boris […]

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Coffee and food

My Christmas panettone recipe

Since we are on a bit of a Christmas buzz this week, let me tell you about a Runawaykiwi family tradition. Ever Christmas morning for as long as I can remember Christmas morning has started with toasted panettone, roast peaches (Christmas is in summer in NZ), mascarpone and a glass of champagne. It’s the exact type […]

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Coffee and food

Intercontinental Westminster afternoon tea

A few days before Christmas I was feeling a bit grinchy. I had tried and failed to get into Winter Wonderland (a 45 minute line just to get in!), Amazon didn’t deliver my Christmas presents in time and I hadn’t been arsed to put the Christmas tree up. To help overcome my internal grinch Emma from […]

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Getting crafty

How to make runawaykiwi cry on Christmas Day

  Oh hell, it’s almost a month since Christmas and I have so much to tell you about! I blame too much mulled wine and far far too many Lindt chocolates, the combination put me into a temporary sparkly Christmas hibernation. Now that I am back on planet earth, let me tell you about the […]

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Coffee and food

My last kiwi brunch

For my last brunch in Auckland I wanted something special, I wanted flat whites, family and a stunning view. The family part was easy, I just stole my parents car keys and wouldn’t let them go to work. As for the other criteria, thankfully the owners of Richmond Road Cafe and the Takapuna Beach Cafe […]

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Personal

Where I keep my soul

  Us expats are always told in comforting tones ‘home is where the heart is’, but the heart isn’t always the full story; so today I thought I would tell you about where I keep my soul. In the heart of Auckland City, tucked away in a corner of the Domain are the Winter Gardens […]

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