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HTMW Recaps: September 2017

HTMW Recaps: September 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. September is my favourite month of the year, as summer fades and there’s that wonderful slide into autumn, with crunchy leaves, golden colours, hazy light and mornings with a snap in the air. So this…

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London Cheap Eats

London Cheap Eats

‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food.’ – George Bernard Shaw. One of my all-time favourite things to do is to eat. I can literally be eating one meal and be planning the next at the same time. Food is high on my list of priorities at all times. And where better to enjoy food than in London, a culturally diverse city with food from all over the world on offer everywhere you go. But… Eating out…

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HTMW Recaps – April 2017

HTMW Recaps – April 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month, as you’ll see, I’ve been rushed off my feet. My quote for the month is therefore about just that – being busy! ‘There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the…

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HTMW Recaps – March 2017

HTMW Recaps – March 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month, my truly favourite days were spent in Wadi Rum. As such, the quote from the legendary T.E. Lawrence this month sums up how I felt about this special part of Jordan. ‘No man…

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London: Ten Things I Love About You

London: Ten Things I Love About You

‘I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.’ – As You Like It, William Shakespeare. I love London. There, I said it. Seriously, nearly every single day I find new things that I love, or love to hate… I remembered recently that I did a post way back when in April 2015 listing all of the things I loved about my then new home, New Zealand, and I’ve decided it’s high time I did a similar post…

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HTMW Recaps – January 2017

HTMW Recaps – January 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month has been crazy on a global level (I can’t even begin…), and I posted the picture at the beginning of this post on Instagram the day after Trump’s inauguration with the following quote: ‘Together we can…

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The Two Sides of London

The Two Sides of London

‘Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.’ – Aesop. There are two sides to London. Its public face, the one that the tourists come here to see, and its private face, the one that the folk who live here experience. For various reasons, I’ve ended up sitting on the steps outside the National Portrait Gallery at Trafalgar Square twice this past weekend. It isn’t a hardship – I love people…

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On London (and why I never write anymore…!)

On London (and why I never write anymore…!)

‘There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.’ – Vivienne Westwood. London is a busy place. It’s a city that never sleeps (yes, I know they say that about New York, but it definitely applies to London too!). There is always something going on – the list is literally endless of all the achingly hip, cool places you simply must go to this week. There are new articles every single day in TimeOut London and Secret London about these new pop-ups,…

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Have Legs, Will Walk

Have Legs, Will Walk

‘Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.’ – Thomas Merton. I am in London for three nights to begin my goodbyes before I head off across the world to New Zealand. There is so much stuff to do in London that it is sometimes a bit mind-boggling as to where you should begin. I was mind-boggled this morning when I googled ‘free things to do in London’ (I am on a budget after all)…

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