Author: runawaykiwi

Things to do in London

The best London river walk along the Thames

Walking is my jam. I love it. It got me through many of those early days in London when even breathing in London felt too expensive, and it gets me through currently when I need to know that London is bigger than the problems in my own head. Which brings me to this blog post, […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy

Sometimes you don’t know something is missing from your life until it all of a sudden appears again. When I saw Moana in the cinema I cried through almost the entire thing, not just because of the story (or that I had moments before taken and passed the Life in the UK test) but rather […]

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The Runawaykiwi Empire

Happy Birthday Zeal & Heart

It is Zeal & Heart’s first birthday! Oh how time flies when you spend your evenings hunched over an engraving machine. Zeal and Heart is my business baby; I started Z&H wanting to not only make money from it, but also to be nice and creative and steal as much of my own product as […]

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Coffee and food

How to get a seat in a cafe in London

My favourite time in London is 9:30am on a Saturday or Sunday. On a weekday London at 9:30am would be hyper-charged with men in suits, meandering tourists and walkers whose pace is a fraction too slow. But at the weekend, the streets of central London are empty. So empty in fact you would be forgiven […]

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Getting a bit philosophical

The selfish adventures

I have had an excellent 2018 so far. I mean, not right now, right now I’m finally starting to get better after a three week long cold that made me resemble a 90’s Nickelodeon slime machine. But before the cold I was loving this year. I decided in January that this was my year of […]

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Coffee and food

Tasting my entire gin collection in one day

I have what can be referred to as an ‘extensive’ gin collection. When I moved into my flat in 2016 the very first thing I purchased, before furniture or cutlery, was five bottles of gin. Then as I was travelling last year gin became my souvenir of choice since these days every city has a […]

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