My Christmas playlist

I don’t know about you, but I really cringe at some of the Christmas songs. So this year I wanted to make a playlist I would actually want to listen to, rather than Mum’s CD with Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Continue reading “My Christmas playlist”


No presents this Christmas?

I don’t enjoy buying Christmas presents. I love spending money on people but not when I feel I have to just because of social norms. Usually they don’t even know what they want anyway and then I spend weeks stressing about what to buy that is thoughtfully chosen for them even though they have given me no list or ideas. Flying blind over here!

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10 recipes for your holiday season

It’s that time of year again where we have many social events to attend and host.

It can be daunting trying to think of different recipes to make to take to these gatherings and you don’t want to take the same thing to each one. And of course, when you’re hosting, you have to make several dishes. Continue reading “10 recipes for your holiday season”

Becoming a morning person


I feel it best to start this post with a disclaimer: I am not a morning person.

During primary school years Mum would have to pull me out of bed in the morning after yelling at me for a good half an hour. She tried everything, turning on the light, opening the curtains, pulling back the covers, alarm clocks, music, having a hot drink ready to go. Nope, I still wasn’t getting out of bed and when I did, it would take me ages to get ready. Continue reading “Becoming a morning person”

How to get an internship and how to rock it!

Hello my name is intern

After my two weeks interning at the Hawke’s Bay Today and now interning at The New Zealand Herald for their Bite magazine, I feel I am now qualified enough to share some of my tips to getting an internship and what to do once you have it. Continue reading “How to get an internship and how to rock it!”

Review: Chuffed on High Street

Photo / Emma Stanford
Photo / Emma Stanford

Tucked down a mirrored corridor, you would be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed Chuffed as you walked down Auckland CBD’s High Street. Seats will be far and few between when more people find this café which bursts with personality and impressive food. Continue reading “Review: Chuffed on High Street”

Hohepa making ‘every life fully lived’

Little is known about the work that goes on at Hohepa Hawke’s Bay. I spoke to the team there to find out just what it is they are all about.

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