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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Runawaykiwi goes to a play and learns about a man named Henry

Y’all know I like to book things on YPlan. I was sitting at my desk at work, head buried in a spreadsheet, when I felt an itching desire to be hit in the head with something cultural. So to YPlan I turned and booked a play called the Six Wives of Henry VIII for the following […]

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Paris wasn’t just art galleries and food, I also saw some old stuff: The Panthéon

As a Kiwi I have a certain fascination with grand old buildings. I mean, all we have is the Auckland Museum and that was opened in 1929, compare that to the Panthéon in Paris which was finished in 1790 and there is really no comparison. The Panthéon in Paris was originally intended as a Church to honour […]

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Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

The centrepiece exhibitions at the British Museum tend to be the hottest ticket in town. True to form Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum was sold out months before the first patron had even walked through the door. Hence why it took me till August to take a look for myself, but as soon […]

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Things to do in London

Museum of London Docklands … Romans, Sugar and sea fortresses

I had put off going to the Museum of London Docklands for quite some time because of the terrible terrible time I had the its sister site, the Museum of London, where they tried to cover too much and couldn’t capture my interest with anything. But since I had a couple of hours to kill […]

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The first part of my Mad Max adventure – Stonehenge!

I was lucky enough to be invited down to Bath to try the Mad Max full day tour of Stonehenge,  Avebury Stone Circles, Castle Combe & Lacock village. So on a grey and cloudy Saturday morning, I found myself staring at some big rocks in the rain. Stonehenge is a bit of a strange duck really. […]

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Motivation Monday – the story of a cat statue just off Fleet Street

I am a bit of a mad cat woman. Although catless right now, I fully expect to meander through my latter years surrounded by sarcastic plotting felines. So you can imagine my pure joy when I found a cat statue just off Fleet Street. The statue is of Samuel Johnson’s cat Hodge. Although the statue […]

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