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!

Monday, May 14, 2012


It still doesn't seem real. Maybe it's because i'm sitting at work killing time trying to look busy. Maybe its because I haven't been away from home for very long before and it feels like I'll be coming back?

Whether it feels like it or not, in two weeks time I'll be either in a plane from HK to London. Or I'll be landed and rearing to go.

My last minute things to do list is growing and the nights I have avaliable are deminishing. I think about not seeing my family or cats for a year and get sad, I think about the experiences I'm about to embark on and get excited. 

Extened family goodbyes have taken place and now for the 'leaving drinks'. Then eventually the airport goodbyes. All that stands between then and now is stress, sadness, exitement, drunken convos and the stress of packing....


Monday, May 7, 2012


The planning and booking of our 6 week Euro trip is underway and getting more exciting by the day. Stop number 4 on our trip is Venice, the floating city. Although we will only be there for a day I can not wait to explore this city and get some picturesque shots of the waters... And take a romantic canal ride of course!