Make the most of your stay in Melbourne

Two things come to my mind when I think of Melbourne – eating and endless routes for mindless walking. The food is delicious and with the city being as flat as a pancake, walking is a bliss. Why not combine the two and endeavor on a little cafe adventure? Here are top five café recommendations, suggested by trusted sources and personally tested a couple of … Continue reading Make the most of your stay in Melbourne


Freesia is a genus of about 20 species of South African flowering plants of the Iris Family “Iridaceae.” Named in honor of Friederich Heinrich Theodor Freese, a German Physician and a student of South African plants. One of the most popular freesia varieties is named Ballerina Unlike most other flowers, where the white varieties smell most strongly, pink and red varieties have the strongest scent. … Continue reading Freesias

Coffee time

Last week my friend Maria asked me about the current coffee situation in Auckland. Maria (hello there and I miss you :)) has been living in London for a little while now, and most times when we talk on the phone, the conversation swings towards a discussion about local (for both of us) prices. We covered most areas already (movies, food, transport…) so sure enough … Continue reading Coffee time


So my day at Field days last Saturday went something like this. Tractor – tractor – coffee – cheeeeese – gumboots – beef jerky – coffee-tractor – gumboots – cheese – beef jerky – tractor.  Field days is a big agricultural show, just outside Hamilton, showcasing the latest farm equipment, local products and produce. Good fun, and a good way to check out the locals. Continue reading Fieldays

God save the Queen a.k.a thank you for the long weekend

I definitely enjoy being out and about on the weekends. This long, Queen’s birthday weekend was not an exception. Nothing too extravagant, just a nice long stroll around Auckland city, lunch at a rural cafe and exploration of a beach not too far away from the city. If you want to follow my foot steps, here are some directions. *Auckland Museum  – Auckland Domain, Newmarket. … Continue reading God save the Queen a.k.a thank you for the long weekend