Year: 2018

Easter at The Hamilton Gardens

On Easter Sunday I made the drive to Hamilton to spend the day at the beautiful Hamilton Gardens with my friend, family and family friends. It was a gorgeous warm autumn day, and I was surrounded by gardens that transported me to a new country each one I visited, but the best part? It was free! It had been a long time since I’d visited Hamilton Gardens, and while a day spent looking at gardens may not sound like the most exciting way to spend your day, it’s actually a pretty relaxing, enjoyable day out. We left Auckland close to 10am and arrived at the Hamilton Gardens about an hour and a half later. It was packed. Before venturing into the actual grounds, we stopped for a quick bite to eat at their cafe (I was actually really keen to try a cafe I’d heard about, The Kirk, but with limited time we stuck to the Hamilton Gardens cafe). First up were the ‘Enclosed Gardens’ and this is pretty much where we spent most of …

5 days in Hong Kong (Part 1)

I begin the re-telling of my time in Hong Kong and Vietnam with a sad prologue: The phone that I took all my photos on while I was away has since died before I could get all the photos off it, so the visual storytelling of these posts will be reliant on Snapchat and Instagram posts, so bear with… This one-month trip to Vietnam (via Hong Kong) had been a long time coming. Let’s be super dramatic and say it’s been 22 years coming. Why? Because my Mum is from Vietnam and until this trip, neither me or my two younger siblings had ever been. And considering we’ve grown up identifying probably more with my Mum’s Asian side than say my Dad’s Pacific Island side (well it’s been that way for me anyway,) it was a huge deal to finally be going to the “motherland”. Before heading to Vietnam though, we were stopping over in Hong Kong for five days (just FYI: I LOVE Hong Kong guys). The last time I’d been to Hong Kong …

Currently: March 2018

Oh, hello there. Long time no see. I’ve stumbled my way back to the blog for a couple of reasons; 1) one of my workmates said I should start a food blog (little does she know I have a blog already, I’m just terrible at updating it and 2) I do miss it, quite a lot! I can’t say my life has changed very drastically at all. I’m at the same job, same house… It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago (23 years-old holla), did go to New York for a few days in August last year and on an amazing one-month trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam though over the Christmas break, so I’ll be doing a bit of catch up and talking about that in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been loving during the month of March. CURRENTLY Reading: I really haven’t been doing much reading at the moment. Bar, proofreading and subbing my magazine. I would really love some book recommendations though! Watching: Not a lot. The billions …