Month: January 2016

Expat Help

How to have Christmas as a sad lonely person in London

Oh Christmas, a time of year that that strikes fear into the heart of every expat. From New Zealand you think its going to be all ice skating, mulled wine and Christmas jumpers. Wait, actually it totally is all those things. But what you don’t think about is the sudden horrifying fact that you are […]

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Coffee and food

The best pop-up dinners in London

  Sometimes I think I love London just for the weirdness. As you grow up and some of the magic of childhood slips away (at 27 my belief in Santa is down to the dregs) carefully curated weirdness is worth its weight in cynical gold.  I was first introduced to the Art of Dining pop-ups […]

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Things to do in London

The unexpected phenomenon of a shit weekend

Maybe it’s me looking at New Zealand with rose tinted glasses but I can’t remember having a really shit weekend there. I remember sad weekends, exhausting weekends and those oh so amazing boring staying in pajamas weekends, but no truly shit ones. This weekend was just rubbish. I had so much that I needed to […]

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Expat Help

When does ‘Be Brave’ become a bad thing?

I went to see a psychic at the end of last year. I don’t entirely believe in all the woo woo-ness of it, but I’m willing to try anything once. To be honest, even if it is 98% bullshit it might get me considering things from another perspective – so why not try it? Oh […]

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Blogging about blogging

Runawaykiwi solves world peace with coffee and rum

Have I mentioned that I *quite* like coffee? Coffee is my happiness when times are hard, it’s my bit on the side of life. But sometimes coffee plays hard to get i.e. it’s raining outside and I don’t want to get out of my pajamas. At home my parents have a Nespresso machine, and I […]

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Expat Help

London makes you work hard to be happy

I had a bit of an epiphany at 5:30am. This was unusual for two reasons, firstly because I don’t normally have epiphanies, I normally sidle up to an idea and casually buy it a drink, and secondly I was voluntarily awake at 5:30am which is unheard of. The epiphany was this: London makes you work hard to be […]

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