Year: 2015

Personal

2015: What I thought would happen vs what actually happened

Everyone is doing these looking back roundup posts this week and no-one loves a bandwagon more than me. So after hunting through a school journal, some vague memories and early social media posts here is what I thought 2015 would be like and what it actually turned out to be. From my 13yr old journal […]

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Personal

Why it’s ok to feel a little down right about now

Today I’m feeling really meh. Somewhere between the third bottle of champagne and the second box of chocolates I just started feeling a bit down. This meh-ness is slightly at odds with what is meant to be the most wonderful time of the year but for some unbeknownst reason there are no Christmas songs that […]

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Things to do in London

The unexpected consequences of London being warm in December

Listen up darlings, this weather is NOT NORMAL for December. A friend of mine who is so cold blooded he is basically a reptile came over for dinner the other night wearing a cardigan instead of a jacket…A CARDIGAN…IN DECEMBER. He didn’t even have a scarf on, oh the humanity. While I am slightly stoked […]

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Expat Help

7 things that happen at a Kiwis in London Christmas Party

O come all ye hungover. Last night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Kiwis in London Christmas party at the Clapham Grand. Now I know this may shock you, but after being here for four years this was my first ever Kiwis in London event. I know more shocking than Shortland Street’s recent […]

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Personal

When did happiness go out of fashion?

Happiness has been my go-to conversation piece when drunk for about the last month. As soon as I hit that third glass of wine tipping point, whoever I’m out with gets gifted a drunken Runawaykiwi preaching about happiness – apologies to everyone caught up in the ramble. Rather than continue to piss off my friends, I thought I […]

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Getting crafty

How to make a dogwood Christmas Wreath

There is only one thing that can cause that facial expression (well…two things but only one is blog appropriate), that would be the magical mince pie flavoured world of Christmas Wreath making. For someone who doesn’t decorate her flat at Christmas, making a wreath and donating it to work is my token lovebug for the […]

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