New Zealand

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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Expat Help

When someone makes the decision for you: the inevitable sadness of going home.

Before my Mum cracks open the champagne I have to be super clear that I am not moving back to New Zealand any time soon (well actually my visa is up at the end of the year so who knows what the hell will happen, fingers crossed for staying a lot longer!). No, this post […]

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Expat Help

7 things that happen at a Kiwis in London Christmas Party

O come all ye hungover. Last night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Kiwis in London Christmas party at the Clapham Grand. Now I know this may shock you, but after being here for four years this was my first ever Kiwis in London event. I know more shocking than Shortland Street’s recent […]

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Travel

New Zealand and the UK are at war

As part of this months ‘Travel contrasts’ linkup with Emma, Kelly and our lovely guest host Zoe I was going to write a quite emotional post. It was going to be about how I truly am a different person after three and a half years of living in London but then something happened, something big. […]

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Travel

Travel wants and needs

I love travel. It broadens the mind and the waistline in equal measures. I often sit in my London flat just consumed by wanderlust, endlessly scrolling the painstakingly composed travel photos on Pinterest and dreaming about one day seeing them myself. But adventure and that perfect Instagram photo is something that you want, not necessarily […]

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Things to do in London

So you’ve decided to move to London…oh fuck.

Ok first things first, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy rules apply so DONT PANIC and bring a towel. Actually forget bringing a towel they are quite reasonably priced in the UK, so just focus on the not panicking side of things. I receive loads of emails from people who have just booked that expensive plane […]

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