Currently Browsing: New Zealand

SW

Olde Beach Bakery & Salt and Wood Collective

If I was to tell you that one of the best bakeries I have ever visited is in Waikanae, New Zealand, would you believe me? I’ve visited 46 countries, so it might take me a little while to convince you. I can assure you though, they’re onto a good thing in Waikanae. About a month […]

Parata1

Hike New Zealand – The Parata Track

Since I’m back in New Zealand for six months, I’m going to make the best of it. This means going out for a hike in the middle of winter, even if my feet are slightly numb and I have to wear three layers of pants. The heat in Dubai appears to have made me a […]

Lamour

L’amour en cage

Looking for a slice of la vie française in Raumati? You can’t get much better than L’amour en cage. I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but when I decided to come back to New Zealand to work for six months, one of the first things I thought about was cake. Yes, cake. To be […]

wellington

Why I’ve Come Back to Wellington

It’s apparently 13 degrees as I type this, although it feels much less. Overnight, it will feel like three degrees. I’m grateful that I have enough money to be able to afford to sit under a heat pump, but I’m reminded of the sorry state of New Zealand housing. You don’t realise how bad it […]

Welly

24 Hours in Wellington

It’s an interesting experience to write a post about enjoying a day in your own city. You know it so well because you have spent so much time there, but you haven’t experienced it in a 24 hour block. It is not often that you sit down and distill exactly what it is that makes […]

travel

A Reflection on Travel

I was always a bit of a homebody growing up. I remember sleepovers at friends houses ending in tears, me waiting for mum to come and pick me up, because I’d had enough. Going home was always the best option to me. I liked my bed and my things. I didn’t expect to like travel […]

LN

Living Nature – NZ Skincare

Living in Dubai has opened up a world of new possibilities in terms of health and beauty. It seems to be a huge industry here – beauty blogging is big business, and getting plastic surgery is widely accepted. However, finding organic beauty and skin products is a little more difficult. That is why I was […]

home

Thoughts of Home – Wellington, New Zealand

I’m scheduling this to post while I am on a flight from Dubai to Moscow. Flights always make think of home, so prior to my flight, I decided I would google promotional videos of Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve seen so many Dubai promotion videos since I’ve been here… I think I’ve nearly memorized the one […]

Limetree

Lime Tree Cafe

From an ex-pat perspective – what is the hardest thing about Ramadan in Dubai? The closure of Lime Tree Cafe (for lunchtime dining, at least!). Okay, it is open for delivery and after Iftar. But it’s not the same. I love their breakfasts, and miss them dearly. Lime Tree Cafe is a little slice of […]

The 58th Floor
Close Cookmode