Christmas is one of my fav times of year. I love being able to spend time with my closest family and friends, even if it is through facetime for my family so far away. One thing that I had not experienced until I moved to the Northern hemisphere were Christmas Markets. It’s simply too warm in NZ for these to have the atmosphere that they need. These markets are all throughout Europe and have their own personality and verve. They are all slightly different and each year, when I visit a different one it puts me right in the Christmas mood. They begin in late November and go until Christmas Eve, they are outdoors, so crisp and cold, with a real winter feel to them.Continue reading “A Christmas Cocktail All The Way From Cologne”
Exploring European Culture In A Whole New (Red) Light
Babestation Live porn show, but the locals have something more exciting to do. With Amsterdam being a European City of Culture, there is a little something to excite everyone. (opens in a new tab)” href=”https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/see-and-do” target=”_blank”>Amsterdam, long known for being Europe’s capital of sex and drugs, has much more to offer than that. Let’s be honest, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Amsterdam is the Red Light District and all of its delights. In previous centuries, it was known as a centre for trade with its many ports and guilds(read The Miniaturist for a great tale of these), things are slightly different these days. Whilst the delights are enticing, there is so much more to this fascinating city and it’s surrounds. There is a reason that you will mostly find tourists in the Red Light District, the locals have something more exciting to do, and with Amsterdam being a European City of Culture, there is a little something to excite everyone.Continue reading “Exploring European Culture In A Whole New (Red) Light”
Putting Pen To Paper For a Good Cause
There is something so wonderful about putting pen to paper. I journal often to sort out my often jumbled thoughts. I scribble notes in packages that I send to my family in New Zealand. I write long rambling letters to friends. I used to write awful poetry as a teenager. For a long time, my Mum kept my school notebooks. I still write meeting notes in a notebook. I still keep a paper diary. These things are strange in this modern world of blogging and technology, of Instagram, pictures and the digital world where we can sign documents online without having to put out pen on paper! Yet, there is something comforting and nostalgic about the little things, just like this paper diary!
It’s Not Sparkling Water, It’s Sparkling Fruitwater
I don’t know about you guys, but I am little jeals of the swag bags that were available at the DTDxSpaces Rooftop Launch at Spaces Queen West in Toronto. And the food and drink stations look amazing! There was one gem that caught my eye, given that I am on a health kick and have the sweetest of sweet teeth, and that was the Fruitwater from Glaceau. They set up a water bar at the event for those seeking an alternative to alcohol, but who were still looking to have some fun options!
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