Eating our way around Germany’s Christmas Markets

Eating our way around Germany’s Christmas Markets

This time last year, I was gallivanting around Germany, drinking their entire supply of Gluwhein and eating all the sausages, with my now husband and then soon-to-be mother in law.  Bar a short visit to New Zealand earlier in the year, this was the first time I got to know Jono’s mum. Happily for me,…

Little Adventures in New Zealand

Little Adventures in New Zealand

Tomorrow, we fly out of New Zealand to our new home in Chicago.  After five months of staying with family and friends in our old homes in London, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Gisborne, we’re heading off to make our own new home.  It’s funny the things you look forward to when your location has been…

Going gaga for Australia’s wildlife

Going gaga for Australia’s wildlife

You know what’s kind of nice about not blogging for a while: people start asking you why you haven’t blogged in a while; people, you had no idea actually read your blog, and like it and wonder why you’ve been slacking off. Since we last saw each other, I left New Zealand, popped over to…

Getting to know Gisborne (and its wine)

Getting to know Gisborne (and its wine)

New Zealand is, as I may have mentioned once or twice before, ridiculously beautiful.  Everywhere you turn, it looks like nature is just plain old showing off – oh you want a beach, here’s a perfectly untouched one I made earlier; or how about some scenery, just go round this corner and poof: will this epic postcard view…

A warm welcome to Kiwi Land

A warm welcome to Kiwi Land

Apart from the fact that they make great coffee and have brilliant birds, there’s something about New Zealand that just always makes me feel warm and welcome. Unless I try and bring in fruit or mud on my shoes. That’s a no go. I almost smuggled in a banana this time round before my wily kiwi…

Settling into the Windy City

Settling into the Windy City

As you may have noticed, if you’re an avid reader, I haven’t posted for a bit longer than normal.   One of those days is perfectly excusable as it didn’t exist; not for me anyway.  We left Chicago on Monday and arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday.  Tuesday disappeared in some sort of flying time-zone switching hole.…

Chicago: First Impressions

Chicago: First Impressions

We’re just a few days into our first stay in Chicago and though I tried to explore as much as I could, I then went and got sick.  I’m ok though – thanks for your concern –  it’s just a cold. I did, however, have to negotiate my way through the pharmaceutical section of the…

Time to make a move…

Time to make a move…

We’ve been sitting in London long enough now to see it turn from full summer bloom to this drizzly confused end of season thing it’s got going on now.  I got used to it again; just in time to say goodbye. Again. We expected we’d be leaving, but didn’t know entirely when. Initially we planned to stay for three weeks,…

Burgers & Beaches: BRGR.CO and Camden Beach

Burgers & Beaches: BRGR.CO and Camden Beach

I have a passport! I emailed the passport office last week telling them it had been three weeks since they’d received my passport.They replied to me telling me it had been three weeks since they received my passport. I replied, pleasantly thanking them for telling me what I already  knew and asked if they could, ever-so-kindly,…