Near where I was staying at the Retreat Centre in Hillsborough, Auckland, was Onehunga Mall. Since I started the MA, I found myself unable to do much quilting, which - those of you who know me well - is a passion of mine developed over the past five years or so. I decided to walk … Continue reading Quilting: Patchwork Passion, Auckland
If you're getting ready for your ultra-cheap, friendly trip around Buenos Aires, hold fire until you read my 5 things you need to Get Over! It's expensive Reckon South America is cheap? Parts of it are but none of those parts are Buenos Aires. The old 'blue market' that meant you could buy ARS Pesos … Continue reading 5 Things About Buenos Aires to Get Over
GearI wasn't paid to give the Vapur Water Bottle 10 out of 10. It just earned it. So what is this and why should you care? Working in the City of London, I carried a water bottle around the place - you know, the regular large 1 litre hard plastic, BPA-free bottle. When I was … Continue reading Travel Gear: Vapur Water Bottle – 10 out of 10
I read more blogs about bags before setting out on this trip than almost anything else! With my RTW ticket, I could check in 2 large suitcases, take a large hold-all and a personal item. However, did I want to get to the airport and stand in a check-in queue or a bag-drop line? Or … Continue reading Travel Gear: Osprey Farpoint 40 Litre Backpack – RTW with hand luggage ONLY!
To start my recent Jo'burg tour, I needed to get to The Zone @ Rosebank. I quickly brought it up on Google Maps and saw it was just one stop on the excellent Gautrain from Sandton, where I was staying. I had about 10 minutes until my tour kicked off, and spotted my niece's favourite … Continue reading Shopping: The Zone @ Rosebank, Johannesburg
Don't you just love supermarkets away from home? Well, I do! Especially when there's weird and wonderful stuff which everyone thinks of as normal in that country. Who said Irish black pudding was weird....??? Today's victim is Checkers Hyper in Sandton Mall in Johannesburg. It's in a lovely mall, it's massive, bound to be some … Continue reading Shopping: Funny Foods @ Checkers Hyper, Sandton, Johannesburg