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Man O’ War: a perfect New Zealand vineyard

I am a slow traveller, it’s my ultimate guilty pleasure. I love being able to take my time and admire a view, and if there is a glass of wine in hand while I’m admiring then all to the better. My penchant for slow travel is particularly true since the invention of the smart phone; […]

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Travel

Going home as an expat: like an old slipper

Going home for a holiday is a terrifying experience for any expat. Of course you want to hug your family and stock up on all the treats of your dark London dreams, but there is always that thought at the back of your mind wondering if you will like it. You will always get moments […]

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Coffee and food

A little more brunch – two gold star brunch spots in Auckland

Because what is a trip to Auckland without a serious amount of brunch? Two highlights for me were Orphans Kitchen in Ponsonby and Dear Jervois on Jervois Road, both suggested by my big sister. As mentioned before in New Zealand it’s not about just getting the poached eggs right, its all about brunch innovation. I genuinely […]

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Travel

Is there anything in New Zealand apart from extreme sports?

Two words that don’t describe me in any way are extreme and sports. I was congratulated by a guy on Tinder the other day because New Zealand had smashed the Aussies…I had to ask what sport*. This does present a slight problem in New Zealand however, because seemingly the common way for tourists to enjoy […]

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Personal

15 things I learned when eating a 15 course Christmas lunch

1. Having our traditional Christmas morning breakfast before attempting the 15 courses may not have been the smartest thing we have ever done. Although when offered home made panettone with roasted nectarines, mascarpone and a side of champagne you can’t really say no.   2. Getting drunk-spired (drunk + inspired = drunk-spired) on Christmas Eve is ideal […]

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Coffee and food

Turns out Auckland is kind of Rad

I was feeling quite cocky about the London cafe scene. After all our coffee roasters have some of the most impressive beards in the industry and we all know the relationship between beards and coffee: Because of this I wasn’t actually planning to blog much while I was in New Zealand, after all what was […]

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