Tuesday, June 5, 2012

a week in

I'm over a week into my London experience and it's been an amazing week. 
We did some typical sightseeing over the first few days. We checked out Buckingham Palace and attempted to view the Changing of the Guards Ceremony however with the Queens Jubilee being this weekend it was mayhem. Hundreds of people trying to get the perfect photo of the marching guards. We ended up ducking away in the middle of it and headed down to Westminster Abbey and saw Big Ben and the House of Parliament.
As the weekend came around the weather started to turn to shit however it didn't stop us as we prepared for Field Day Festival and the Queens Jubilee celebrations. Field Day was an insane day with the highlights being Grimes, Metronomy and many more. The end of the day got rained in but it put no damper on the day as a whole and a few of us took to a deserted Brick Lane before heading home to wrap up warm.
For the Queens Jubilee concert we headed to a street party out East only to arrive to find it closing up! After some street drinking (you're allowed to drink wherever here and it's awesome) and a quick bagel for dinner we headed into a packed bar to watch the concert among many patriotic Poms. It was an amazing concert and Queeny looked to be enjoying herself.
It's only 4 days till we leave for Europe now so we're all getting sorted and buying everything we need. There's been some dramas to do with Haydons passport but I wont go into that. Hopefully everything will work out and the four of us will be heading on the Eurostar in Betsy! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

we're here

It's official, I'm in London! 
My final day of work ended suddenly when Dad  gave me a call tell me that we should shift our flights forward another day as the HK to LDN flights were filling up. After rushed goodbyes, packing and some chill out time with Mum and Dad we headed to the Airport on Saturday morning.
Thank gawd we did! Stand by was such a stressful experience. Hong Kong was extremely hot and I wasn't told that I would get on the plane until 50 minutes before it departed. But sure enough I was on and relieved.
Arriving in London at 5am with 4 suitcases, 1 laptop bag, 1 snowboard bag and a hand bag trying to catch the train added more to the stress of travel. But eventually we were at Loveridge Road! 
At 27 degrees we were welcomed with insane weather. We spent the day out a Regent Park in the sun having a few drinks and continued on at a garden bar in Camden. Day 2 consisted of buying some food supplies and heading to the bank to get it sorted. We then took a walk down Oxford Street to find Heaven in the form of Topshop and H&M. Needless to say I'll be back there later in the week.

That's all for now! Here's hoping this amazing weather sticks around.

View from the plane ride in to London. (I discovered new effects on my camera late in the flight was pretty much highlight of my plane ride)

Friday, May 25, 2012

london bound

We're going, we're going! 

Our flight has been brought forward a day so we're off on Sunday to London. Just casually. 

The adventure begins and there is no looking back! My bags are packed, I'm ready to go! 

To those of you who are checking in to read my adventures over the next few months I welcome you, I hope you enjoy my stories and writing. Hopefully I will be able to check in here regularly but if I'm vacant for a while it's only because I'm having too much fun! 

So Bon Voyarge.

The next time I'll be writing in here I'll be on the other side of the world!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I'm dying to go shopping once I arrive in London town... Here's my current inspiration

Monday, May 21, 2012


How sweet is the new TwentySevenNames summer collection? Cats, cats, and more cats!

The two tone shirt and shorties are so my cup of tea. They've event made their own sockies. I hope they ship to the UK, and I hope I'm rich by NZ Summer!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Spending six nights on the Cote D'azur will mean day trips to Cannes, Nice, Verdon Gorge and Monaco!

I'm not going to lie, I have seen the cheezy Monte Carlo movie and this state looks insane. And what's best, the Monte Carlo Casino will be the first Casino I ever go to!

This is mearly weeks away!

What is only one week away however is leaving! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

mind fuck

Ready to leave but still have to work!
Someone get me some chocolate!