About four weeks ago I received a late night Viber from my Mum which read ‘good deal on flights to Europe for the 8th of November, shall I book?’ … More ‘Southward’


Bon Appetit!

I swear I was meant to be French. While they say rugby is practically a religion in New Zealand, the same goes for France, except it is food. Gone are the days when I attempted to eat ‘cleanly’; with a superfood smoothie for breakfast, salad for lunch and vegetables for dinner. What was I thinking! The … More Bon Appetit!


“Notice how the trees do not cling to their leaves. Fall is about releasing the old to make way for the new”                      The Idealist This quote exactly sums up the magic that was in the air in Paris over the past weekend when I visited. Gold, fiery orange and burgundy red leaves were falling … More PARIS

Weekly Musing

A weekend ago I took a day trip to Avignon, an hour or so away on the bus. This is a well-know Provencal city whose commercial centre is within the confines of a brick wall. While here my friends and I visited The Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace), which ended up taking most of the day … More Weekly Musing


Thought I would make a different type of post this time around by sharing with you some of my favourite quotes as well as sayings I have collected throughout the past month or two. I am a total quote’s gal but hopefully these aren’t too cheesy for you all and you can draw a little … More Quotes


Bare with me this is a long post… but I guarantee it is worth the read! ZADAR Croatia, where do I begin? This weekend’s adventure took myself and twenty others to Zadar, Croatia – my second ever European country. An early morning start to get to Marseille Provence Airport, where a security threat saw us … More Croatia


Grace, Alina, Saskia, Kathrin and I were lucky enough to venture to Marseille this weekend with Nathalie who lived there and was happy to play tour guide. I was interested to see how I would feel about Marseille as many people had told me it was a dirty, dangerous and depressing city, known for its … More Marseille