Part Three: Wanaka and Queenstown

Now for the biggest, busiest and most expensive part of the trip! Wanaka and Queenstown. The capitals of cool, both in temperature and style. Wanaka kind of reminds me of a baby Queenstown. Sitting right on the edge of Lake Wanaka, the hustle and bustle of the bars and restaurants, constantly brimming with customers, fills the…

Part Two: Franz Josef Glacier

When you read the word ‘glacier’…what comes to mind? Huge expanses of ice that sit just on the cusp of the earth itself? Or something a of a lesser scale, perhaps? Or do you have absolutely no idea? I ask this mainly because glaciers are quite underestimated in their monstrous magnificence, and I doubt that many people have…

Part One: The West Coast

The first day began with a very early start for a “holiday”. In order to catch the first bus, Emily and I had to be at the YMCA hostel in Christchurch by 7:30, meaning a 6am wake up in order to organise ourselves for the trip ahead, which really meant me staying in bed until…

The Kiwi Experience

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This time I have a good excuse for not posting for a while. I have been indulging the wanderlust within me, having taken two weeks out to travel the South Island of New Zealand. Beginning at Christchurch and moving anti-clockwise around the world-renowned home of the 8th wonder of the world. Firstly, being…

Lemon Berry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

Lemon berry swirl mini cheesecakes…what a mouthful! Now, I know that beginning this blog post with a pun may have been a bit of a cheesy decision…(haha sorry I couldn’t resist) as I always tend to get mixed reviews on my quite obviously terrible puns, but I had to coax you in somehow if somehow…

Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask

My thought process with this post was that summer is coming up and I need my hair looking healthy and feeling great if I am going to be growing it out again. Also, Mum recently bought some more coconut oil which we haven’t had in the house for a while, so I took the opportunity…

Te Arai Roadtrip

The one thing I regret about the past five years living in New Zealand is the lack of exploring and adventures that I have failed to pursue. There is so much to see in New Zealand, always with different treasures to offer, always providing a beautiful view. Now that my friends and I have our licenses, the…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

I know what you’re thinking…is THAT chocolate ganache in between those cookies? Is that even legal? Who knows, but it certainly is a killer of a combination. It is November here in New Zealand and every student is prepping for the onslaught of studying and exams in order to get through to the summer holidays….

Pore Strips

I have discovered my new favourite skincare miracle. Pore strips. Now, I know that I am very late to just on the bandwagon and that these things have been around for ages. However, before last Friday I was a pore strip virgin, and now…well now, I never want to go back. It’s a bit of…

Crunchy Nut & Honey Sandwiches

I figure that every day you should do at least one good deed, no matter how big or small. Why? I guess I believe that it is important to exercise selflessness, because it is so easy to get wrapped up in your own world that you lose the sight of how the other people around…

Bedford Soda & Liquor

You know the saying…”When in Rome…”, usually said in a case of when you end up giving in to the temptation of another indulgence, after very little persuasion, purely for the fact that you might as well just do it? Well…that would be why I have ended up at another place for lunch in the…

Auckland Wintergardens

Sometimes, it’s just nice to do something a little cultural and a little peaceful; something to calm you down and give you a breather from the big, bad world out there. For some, it may seem that walking through a series of glorified greenhouses filled with plants would be nothing more than a cause for yawning, but…