Exciting things are happening guys. I have officially moved into my new little Wellington home with five of my lovely friends from university. A lot has been happening and I thought the “Student Life” section would be the perfect new addition to my blog. This week I moved in and was welcomed to an unfurnished room, which both filled me with excitement and dread; firstly, … Continue reading Black Bean Burritos
I’ve learnt that to become a Matapouri mermaid, you actually need legs. Why, you ask? Well, I’ll let you in on that one later on. Firstly, i’ll introduce you to the beautiful beach that is Matapouri (as seen below). Approximately 40 minutes drive north-east from Whangarei, this beach can be found alongside the heart of suburbia and buzzing with all kinds of people. Stretched on the … Continue reading Mermaid Pools
If you’re anything like me and you hate busy beaches in the middle of summer, 90 mile beach provides 55 miles (yeah, spoiler alert it isn’t actually 90 miles long) of pure sandy goodness with enough space for everyone…well maybe not everyone. Continue reading “90 Mile Beach”
The height of summer is here and I honestly cannot comprehend the heat of those countries with average climates in the thirties. I am melting. I can’t tell whether it is my English heritage that causes me to struggle with the humidity and heat during this New Zealand summer, but it feels as though nothing can be done without maintaining a permanent glow (because girls don’t sweat, of course!). Therefore, I felt it was entirely appropriate to go for the coldest snack there is – ice cream. Continue reading “Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream in a Jar”
I don’t know about you, but as a girl, bad hair days are a weekly part of my life. Life just gets in the way, you know? I know that’s NO excuse but it is true and my hair suffers for it, especially as I dye my hair, it is exposed to a larger range of damaging activities. Therefore, I have compiled a collection of foods that will help keep your hair healthy and strong, either by being applied or consumed.
Summer means fresh produce, and fresh produce means eating fresh. However, this doesn’t have to mean raw foods and salads. Using fresh ingredients you can make an indulgent and scrumptious dinner for yourself and your family that can put any heavy winter dish to shame. Now, there is a time and a place for this kind of meal, and having recently returned from the frosty … Continue reading Avocado Pesto Pasta
Life update: although I refuse to declare my commitment to vegetarianism, due to my lack of self control when it comes to my Mum’s cooking, but having been in catered accomodation for the past year where the meat is questionable to say the least, I decided to go full veggie. Continue reading “Vegetarian Burgers 3-ways”
The most northern point of New Zealand is one seen by many. Stretching out into the vast watery distance between here and the Pacific Islands, Cape Reinga is a very simplistic tourist location.
It’s that time of the year where signs of Christmas are unavoidable. Trees covered in tinsel, lights and baubles are popping up more and more in the windows of houses clearly owned by enthusiastic Christmas lovers. Continue reading “DIY Christmas Cards”
It’s summer and you know what that means…strawberries! Now that possibly the most glorious fruit has sprung into season, I am the happiest I can be. It is amazing how many strawberries I can consume in one sitting, I shudder to think of the number of strawberries I have eaten in my whole life but it’s bound to be within the millions. I’m not sure … Continue reading Omaha Beach