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Escaping to Hampstead Heath

This is where I feel like a terrible expat, even though I have been in London for over two years I had never visited the oasis that is Hampstead Heath. It may be because it’s North London (its like another country), or because the weather in London is dodgy as fuck, but I was just […]

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Coffee and food

The glorious Petersham Nurseries

  There are some people you just trust to show you a good time. When I dipped in late to an email chain and all I read was “10:45am at Richmond station” I just replied all and said I would be there. I mean, how much trouble can three kiwi girls get into on a bank […]

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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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The original NYC High Line, the Paris Promenade Plantée

I felt like taking a break from all the art galleries of Paris*, so I thought I would find the Promenade Plantée. Last time I went to Paris I tried my best to find it but a combination of my lack of any sort of natural sense of direction and my ability to be distracted by […]

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Street art and galleries in London
Travel

Lets finish up this NYC adventure with a walk down the High Line

Given that it was over 30°C the entire time we were in New York, it might not have been the brightest idea to go for a mile long stroll with no shade when the sun was at its highest point. But when in Rome, you go and check out the High Line. The High Line […]

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Street art and galleries in London
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A beautiful response to an abandoned space

This is an ancient art installation (2003) but it is still one of my absolute favourites. The Massachusetts Mental Health Center was going to be demolished after 90 years. To celebrate and commemorate the end of its life, it was handed over to Anna Schuleit to make some art. She installed flower, lots and lots of […]

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