Twitter Secret Santa 2014 part 1 – Observations

December 20, 2014

It’s Twitter Secret Santa time again! If you need a reminder on how much I love this NZ tradition, you should read Twitter Secret Santa and Twitter Secret Santa – 2013 edition before reading on. This year, just like in 2013, the super-awesome elves at NZ Post made another round of totally non-creepy gift giving to strangers […]

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All the skirts and dresses

November 1, 2014

A couple of months ago I looked at my wardrobe and thought “Wowsers, I really have a lot of skirts and dresses”. Obviously I had a handful of favourite pieces I’d wear all the time, but there were quite a few I’d never wear, for no particular reason. Others I never really loved or they […]

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Five in Five: Worth Casing Awards

October 4, 2014

I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Case Worth Casing Awards – twice! Firstly by world-traveling nomad Radhika (Legally Alien) and when I didn’t respond quickly enough, also by Ilaeria. It sounds easy enough: simply answer five questions via a blog post. But I’m also supposed to nominate five of my favourite bloggers, which I find a […]

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Tokyo 2014 – the other stuff

September 20, 2014

Now that accommodation and food as well as museums have been ticked off the list, there’s only ‘the other stuff’ to talk about when it comes to our holiday in Tokyo this year. Coolangatta Our trip began in fact in Australia. Kai had been with his client at the Gold Coast and I joined him […]

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Tokyo 2014 – Museums

September 16, 2014

We love museums. Give me an interesting exhibition and I’ll be a happy camper on holiday. So obviously we checked out quite a few museums in Tokyo. Ghibli museum Everyone knows Studio Ghibli, right? They’re a Japanese animation studio, famous for movies such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle. And they […]

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Tokyo 2014 – Accommodation and food

September 14, 2014

When we started planning our trip Kai and I were overwhelmed by the endlessness of options in front of us. Yes, we had already been to Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Fukuoka – but there was so much more to explore elsewhere in Japan. And to be fair, all of the places we had already […]

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