England

Things to do in London

In defence of a really shitty English summer

Why yes it is raining outside right now, and yes it is the middle of July. But don’t you dare start thinking this is a bad thing, it is in fact the best possible thing that could happen. A shitty English summer holds its own magic, its own allure, and that grey bitch should be […]

Read More
Travel

The end of the adventure (and seeing Harry Potter’s house)

The rest of the tour was spent exploring the picturesque villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. After being in London for over a year, it was nice to finally see these village things that everyone talks about! Although I think the two that we saw were so beautiful that they may have spoiled me forever […]

Read More
Getting a bit philosophical
Motivation Monday
Travel

Motivation Monday – the negative-positivity edition

I have been reading “How to Stay Sane” by Philippa Perry and came across the gem that is Negative-Positivity, and by george does it explain a lot about London. Essentially (please excuse my paraphrasing) politeness changes depending on if you are in a overpopulated area or not. In places like America where there is a lot […]

Read More
Travel

What is the difference between performance art and real life?

  Last week I escaped London for the Costa del Sol. What does a runawaykiwi do on her first day in Spain? – go to England of course. And by England I mean Gibraltar. For those not in the know, Gibraltar is a little bit of land (about the same size as Ponsonby or Shoreditch) […]

Read More